THE GREAT DEBATE: “BEFORE SUNRISE” VS. “BEFORE SUNSET”
Richard Linklater’s “Before” films aren’t especially contentious, so far as these things go. There seems to be a certain (and certainly deserved) consensus that each chapter of the ongoing love story between Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) is sublime in its own way, an idea that is sure to be cemented with the release of the brilliant third installment this Friday. Having said that, people have their favorites, and choosing between “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset” is as unnecessary as it is deeply revealing of how you regard romance, and / or where you might be in your life at the moment. In this edition of The Great Debate, Film.com’s Calum Marsh squares off against No Ripcord’sForrest Cardamenis to determine which “Before Midnight” prequel is best.
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