HOWL: The Best Mind of Our Generation
Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Starring James Franco, Aaron Tveit, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Alessandro Nivola. 85 mins.
Rating: Four and a half/Five
In cinemas February 25
A man sits on a couch, hidden behind Woody Allen style glasses and a haze of cigarette smoke, and in a drawn-out growl asserts “Poetry is a rhythmic articulation of feeling.” A quote has never lent itself so easily to a film’s description. In Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Freidman’s Howl, the iconic work of poet Allen Ginsburg is explored and evoked through four disparate, nonlinear and uniquely styled strands that captivatingly ...