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August Seems Like a Good Time to Catch-Up On Films You May Have Missed

August Seems Like a Good Time to Catch-Up On Films You May Have Missed

WDCB’s Gary Zidek asks film critic Nick Allen about some of his favorite films of 2019 that may flown under peoples’ radars.

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“By September we’re going to be in festival season, so there will be movies having their world premiere at Venice, Toronto or Telluride, and they kind of set the stage for the movies we talk about the rest of the year.” - Nick Allen talking about the progression of the film release seasons.

Film critic Nick Allen

Film critic Nick Allen

We’re in period in between the summer blockbuster season and the fall when more “prestige” award contenders will be released. So August is the perfect time to catch on some of the movies you might’ve missed earlier this year.

Here’s Nick list of films to check out:

The Farewell

Currently playing at select theaters.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Will be screened at Siskel Film Center Friday 8/16 - 8/22

One Child Nation

Opens at Landmark Century Centre Cinema on 8/16

Midsommar

Currently playing at select theaters

Child’s Play

Will be released on Amazon Video and iTunes on 9/10

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