Entertainment Weekly’s newest edition has a cover that is most intriguing. Ellar Coltrane, the actor behind the multi-nominated film “Boyhood”, is portrayed at different ages. The ambitious indie film has paid off, but Entertainment Weekly’s cover may not be viewed as something artistic, but rather, something strange.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood had received one of the eight Best Picture nominations, which included rival “Birdman” starring Michael Keaton. However, Boyhood is ambitious because it was shot over 12 years using the same cast.
Ellar Coltrane actually starred in the film when he was just 11 years old. He literally grew up on screen. However, to see him pose with two of his younger selves is quite strnage for some.
In Metro.Co.Uk’s poll, reactions to the Entertainment Weekly Cover were mixed. Around 49% felt the cover was odd, while 51% found it as something artistic.
Boyhood is competing against American Sniper, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash for Best Picture.
Analysts see that Boyhood is a contender that may not be beat in the category. Richard Linklater’s technical achievement, paired with something very natural, is a magical watch.