A24 Indy Films for the Millennial Generation

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  1. Yowza Registered

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    A24 has made a name for itself.

    Have you ever heard of them and does anyone here like their movies?

    Their Website: A24

     
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    A24's Youtube Channel with trailers pertaining to various movies: A24

    1) The BlackCoat's Daughter (2015) A Psychological Horror film in which "Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break" directed by Oz Perkins. The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) - IMDb


    I watched this film on Netflix last week and it made me think afterwards.

    It's a bit of a cross between Rosemary's Baby with Donnie Darko and The Exorcist lightly sprinkled in. Quite an odd film that some have criticized for it's soundtrack as being kind of ambient as if played through a theramin as I've read one poster put it reading reviews of it online. This instrument is not used in the film nor is this song but after looking it up I think this haunting rendition of the Wizard of Oz song would fit perfectly soundwise to the feel of the movie to some extent: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6KbEnGnymk

    The score overall, I'm not complaining about. It's unique and made by a true artist even if not pulse pounding drums and loud beats the tension is still pretty palpable where need be.

    Kiernan Shipka who many of you know as Sabrina on Netflix as well as Emma Roberts (Julia Robert's niece whome I remember from that teenage dare movie "Nerve") are 2 of the cast members I recognized others are included here: The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb


    There are many other films too in different genres that make quite a lineup to the point I think it's worth making a thread about. One thing a lot of them have in common it seems is being unique and thought provoking.

    I saw this one not too long ago as well starring Brie Larson. It's a bit emotionally heavy but worth checking out too:



    Here's another interesting one from 2017 I want to check out next:


    There are a few others I've seen as well. They seem to mainly focus on drama, scifi, psychological horror, and niche comedy from what I've seen so far. Anyone have any recommendations/thoughts?
     
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  3. scarlet-witch Stormborn

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    A24 has been releasing really solid films for the past few years. They probably catch my attention more than any other studio now. They put together great trailers too, some so great they advertise a completely different movie (It Comes At Night)
     
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    Hmm, an A24 horror movie.

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    My revised top 10 movies:

    Ex Machina
    First Reformed
    Green Room
    Good Time
    Hereditary
    The Lighthouse
    Midsommar
    The Witch
    Uncut Gems
    Under the Skin

    My revised top 10 performances:

    Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)
    Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)
    Florence Pugh (Midsommar)
    Kate Dickie (The Witch)
    Ralph Ineson (The Witch)
    Robert Pattinson (Good Time)
    Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse)
    Tom Hardy (Locke)
    Toni Collette (Hereditary)
    Willlem Dafoe (The Lighthouse)
     
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    As a millennial, I feel like A24 is primarily responsible for saving the horror genre. In the early 2000s, with the introduction of torture films like Saw and Hostel as well as handy cam ones like Paranormal Activity and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, there needed to be a return to form. They did that by introducing intellectually stimulating and thought provoking films year after year. I'm not at the point I'll see virtually anything they make, but I'm even happier that they've been getting in the TV game as well.
     
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    Well, to be fair horror was already in better shape before the rise of A24, but they sure did contribute.

    Not sure they have ever done an Indiana Jones movie for millennials, though. You probably meant "indie." :p
     
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    I separated all the A24 movies I had seen into categories a while back.

    LOVED
    Moonlight
    Lady Bird
    The Disaster Artist
    Ex Machina
    Green Room
    Midsommar
    Bling Ring
    Room
    The Farewell
    End of the Tour
    Swiss Army Man
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    LIKED
    Hereditary
    Enemy
    The Witch
    Morris From America
    The Lobster
    Obvious Child
    Dark Places
    Eighth Grade
    First Reformed
    20th Century Woman
    Ginger and Rosa
    The Spectacular Now
    Life After Beth
    The Florida Project
    American Honey
    Tusk
    Uncut Gems

    MEH
    Free Fire
    Good Time
    Locke
    Hot Summer Nights
    While We're Young
    It Comes At Night
    Amy
    Laggies
    Lean On Pete

    DIDN'T LIKE
    A Most Violent Year
    Under the Skin
    Under The Silver Lake
    The Killing of a Sacred Deer
    Into The Forest
     
  10. James.B In search of the absurd

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    Late response but Moonlight, The Witch, Ex Machina, Hereditary, Lady Bird, The Lighthouse, Uncut Gems, and Room are some of my favorite movies of the last five years. Under the Skin, the Bling Ring, The Farewell, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and Midsommar are all pretty fire too. So much so you can overlook when A24 goes too much into its own brand with stuff like Under the Silver Lake and It Comes at Night.

    Yeah, they've earned their bragging rights as being the tastemaker indie studio of the 2010s, and probably the 2020s too.
     

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