Beautiful Boy

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Why the privileged white male is bombing at the Box Office
Troubled white men, in film and on Esquire’s new cover, are everywhere. Does anyone care?

Steve Rose

25, Feb, 2019 @10:05 AM

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And the nominees aren't: the Oscarbait films that failed in 2019
While Roma and The Favourite might be leading the race, there’s a list of major prospects that struggled to turn buzz into votes

Benjamin Lee

23, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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My Oscar goes to... Our film critics reveal their personal shortlists
Ahead of the official Academy nominations, the Observer’s critics pick their own winners

Mark Kermode, Wendy Ide, Simran Hans and Guy Lodge

20, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Beautiful Boy review – precious tale of addiction woe
Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet play a real-life father and son in this insufferable, memoirs-based drugs drama

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jan, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Beautiful boys acting ugly: why cinema can't kick its drug habit
This week, Timothée Chalamet chucks crystal meth for easy awards bait. Next week, Clint Eastwood smuggles coke for dodgy social commentary. When will the movies stop their substance abuse?

Danny Leigh

16, Jan, 2019 @1:45 PM

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Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet on drugs, disillusionment and playing father and son
In Beautiful Boy, Chalamet plays a teenager hooked on crystal meth, Carell his father. They talk about the challenges of their roles – and missing out on best actor Oscars

Ryan Gilbey

13, Dec, 2018 @2:48 PM

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Boys on film: what we can learn about masculinity from Hollywood
In a range of new films from First Man to Beautiful Boy, male characters are representing two different types of masculinity: unblemished and toxic

Jake Nevins

26, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Oscars 2019: who are this year's early frontrunners?
With major festivals over and done with, speculation has begun over which films and performances might score with Academy voters

Benjamin Lee

17, Sep, 2018 @2:44 PM

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Toronto 2018 roundup: popcorn, syrup and a convict in space
While Steve McQueen and Barry Jenkins led the hype for Oscars, it was veteran director Claire Denis’s bizarre sci-fi High Life that really caught the eye

Simran Hans

15, Sep, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Beautiful Boy review – Timothée Chalamet shines in grim addiction drama
The story of a father (Steve Carell) dealing with his son’s addiction to crystal meth is formulaic but raw, and contains another Oscar-worthy performance from the Call Me by Your Name star

Benjamin Lee

08, Sep, 2018 @2:19 PM

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Oscar race heats up as star-studded Toronto film festival begins
New films from Oscar winners Barry Jenkins, Michael Moore and Steve McQueen will be unveiled as part of this year’s lineup

Benjamin Lee

05, Sep, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Judi Dench and Timothée Chalamet join lineup for Toronto film festival
Dench plays a former Soviet agent in Red Joan, Chalamet is Steve Carell’s son in Beautiful Boy, while Amandla Stenberg heads the cast of The Hate U Give

Andrew Pulver

24, Jul, 2018 @2:03 PM

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