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

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dir. Peter Berg – TIFF – Universal Pictures

Peter Berg has never been one to chase the Oscar statuette, but with 2012’s “Lone Survivor,” he seemed to tap into his capabilities as a filmmaker with a strong storytelling ability.  With his take on the oil spill crisis, which teams him up again with Mark Wahlberg, this TIFF premiere could give him a way to steer in the right direction, especially with “Patriots Day” (another potentially strong Berg/Wahlberg feature) hitting later this year.