By now, it is not too witty to say that our cultural movie landscape is dominated by franchises, superhero movies, remakes, even legacy sequels to quickly declining franchises nobody has ever thought to ask for (yes, we’re talking directly at you, Shrunk). And yet, it is also the case that an insane number of awesome recent movies have one thing in common: that big “A24” logo at the start. A24 is an independent film and TV production and distribution company, and really, even if you know some of their movies, their catalog is pretty impressive. Remember Lady Bird? Of course you do, that movie taught us the meaning of friendship and Christmas.

Now, given their passion for smart, emotional movies (besides the horror ones we’re definitely mentioning as well), we’ve only discussed A24 in the context of the actors we’d beat in a fistfight. Yet we thought it might also be a good idea to take a crash course on this quickly iconic film company, and so we’ve compiled 20 artsy, elevated, aesthetically-pleasing facts for you to feast on. That way, when someone next to you complains about cinema being dead at the hands of Marvel Studios, now you will have a bunch of witty retorts at your disposal. They’ll love you for them, trust us. Everyone will be like, “Please analyze the underlying themes in Yorgos Lanthimos’ A24 films!”’ and you’ll be like, “Thank you Cracked, for teaching me the meaning of friendship, Christmas, and the contemporary independent movie business.” Then they’ll go, “What?” but you can ignore that.

Name

A24 Movies The name A24 Films was inspired by the Autostrada A24 in Italy, the location of many classic Italian films. As the legend goes, Daniel Katz was driving down the motorway when he came up with the idea for the company. CRACKED.COM

Source: GQ

Point of View

CRACKED.COM qux K A24 Movies A distinctive point of view The original vision was to favor artistic freedom, authenticity, and even risk-the sort of ideas that major Hollywood studios would not touch. Considering their commercial success, they were clearly onto something.

Source: Screen Rant

Distribution

A24 Movies Distribution deals The company soon entered into a deal with Direct TV Cinema, which would allow the latter to offer A24 movies a month prior to their theatrical release. Three years later, in 2016, they got a deal with Amazon to distribute their films on Instant Video before their home releases. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Genre

A24 Movies Genre flicks While not all they produce and distribute, A24 has become well-known for their distinctive horror and sci-fi movies. These include contemporary classics like Under the Skin, Ex Machina, The Witch, Green Room, The Lobster, The Lighthouse, and Saint Maude. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Moonlight

GRACKED.COM A24 Movies Moonlight In 2017, this transcendent and beautiful movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and won Best Motion Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Mahershala Ali.

Source: IMDb

TV

CRACKED.COM A24 Movies They also do TV A24's TV side is mostly known for HBO's Euphoria, but they're also responsible for At Home with Amy Sedaris, The Carmichael Show, and Eric Andre: Legalize Everything. These shows sound like the type of stuff Cracked fans would love.

Source: A24

Podcast

A24 Movies Like everyone, they have a podcast The A24 Podcast invites creators to talk about their work, and it boasts names such as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Elijah Wood, Lorde, Tim Heidecker, Molly Rinwald, and Sofia Coppola. The one with Ari Aster and Robert Eggers is absolutely essential. CRACKED.COM

Source: A24

Bill Pullman

CRACKED.COM A24 Movies They're Bill Pullman fans A24 has called Pullman a national treasure, and considering the man's filmography, is there any other way to describe him? The man saved us from an alien invasion. #neverforget.

Source: A24

Hits

A24 Movies Latest hits As of 2022, some of A24's latest hits include The Green Knight and The Tragedy of Macbeth, and even more recently, movies like the slasher X, the more serious horror movie Men, and the mind-bending sci-fi action dramedy Everything Everywhere All at Once. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

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