2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

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dir. Robin Swicord – TIFF – No U.S. Distribution

Bryan Cranston, who just scored his first Oscar nomination for “Trumbo” this year, is back on the trail again.  This time, partnered with Jennifer Garner, he plays a man who has a nervous breakdown.  Written and directed by Robin Swicord, this late entry to the TIFF lineup may squeeze itself into an Oscar fray if received strongly enough.  Can Cranston make it a two-pher?  Can Garner finally get her makeup after “Juno?”

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