They aren't even trying to hide how much they want an oscar. The acting is good, but I couldn't get over the fact how much this film is written to try and just gobble up as many oscars as it can. There's something intangible about this film that I just couldn't get behind it, and i found myself bored throughout a large portion of it. A very bland biopic, in my opinion. But hell, who cares.
Definitely my favorite of the three, but the first is very close. It wasn't going to be my favorite, but the last third was incredible. I absolutely adore Linklater, and this is one of this best. He and the writers really capture real life, and that's something truly incredible.