20 Facts About A24 and Their Movies (Not Only The Spooky Ones)
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.