Surveying the Best Picture field with the 2013-2014 Oscar season on the way
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Release date: May 24 (Limited)
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Pros: The third in a well-liked, on-going cinematic accomplishment is perhaps the richest, most heavy-hitting installment yet. That residual respect could land it a lot of support from voters who want to see the whole trilogy recognized.
Cons: "Before Sunrise" managed zero nominations and "Before Sunset" only landed a notice for writing, so it's been baby steps in Academy acceptance of the series to date. Perhaps Julie Delpy finally getting recognition for her performance is within reach but it'll be tough to push past the bigger campaigns in the Best Picture category.