William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
A true revolutionary isn’t universally loved; there should be plenty of hate to go around. Otherwise, how authentic could the rebellion have been? In Yony Leyser’s sketchy, worshipful portrait, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, there are plenty of words tossed around about how outside the boundaries Burroughs (seen here with Patti Smith) operated – but these all come from people who either idolized or befriended him. Considering that Burroughs penned Naked Lunch, one of the most viciously repellent satirical novels in Western literature, such a friendly, speak-no-ill attitude feels off…
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is playing now in limited release. You can read the full review at filmcritic.com.