2013 Best Picture Oscar Contenders
This year's top candidates from 'A' for 'Argo' to 'Z' for 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Pro: Ben Affleck's Iran hostage crisis thriller sounds a very relevant note this season with embassy attacks and diplomat security at a new high but it's also a story of Hollywood saving the day, which could be catnip to the Academy.
Con: There's always the danger of being relegated to pejorative commercial/genre status with a film like this and with two previous, equally solid efforts, Affleck's work hasn't found its way to the Best Picture category yet.
- Kristopher Tapley