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

certain-women-12Certain Women
dir. Kelly Reichardt – NYFF – IFC Films

Another Sundance endeavor, Kelly Reichardt’s warmly received feature puts the writer/director of “Wendy and Lucy” back in the awards conversation.  So far, the film boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 18 reviews.  As we often see with movies with a “slow burn,” which this is said to be, Oscar voters may not actually “get it.”  With a ripe cast that includes Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, and Kristen Stewart, this could go down the alley of something like “Frozen River” come awards time.