I'm Sick to Death of A24
Back in the days when I was associating with the mongoloids on Film Twitter, I kept hearing praises heaped upon the production company A24. For those of you that don't know, A24 is a production company that makes some subpar films that Film Twitter loves to jerk off to. "Geez RJ, why are you so crude with your criticism?"
1. Because it's true, Film Twitter loves to praise a subpar company for making subpar films.
2. This is Demise of Film, we're known for crude criticism. I once referred to the success of Avatar as people sucking off James Cameron and begging him to finish in their face.
Now, I'm not some connoisseur of A24 films. I've only seen a handful of movies from them, but the majority of what I've seen is just the same cookie cutter BS that everyone else is churning out. The only thing that separates them is they wash out all the colors to look as brown as a mid-aughts video game. Maybe that's an unfair assessment because some of their films DO have color, it's just not a lot of them. Still, it's like some Hollywood exec read Demise of Film back in the day when I mentioned that I wanted to move away from the overly saturated colors of indie films of the day and went "Ah, we need to make everything look as ugly as Resident Evil 4."
The only movies I've seen from A24 that I enjoyed were Green Room and that documentary about Brian De Palma. I won't lie, I was worried about watching both movies because I saw that A24 logo at the beginning and was like "Great, here's another movie that was only praised simply because it was released by A24." Perhaps I'm being too hard on A24 as a company. Sure, they put out a lot of pretentious crap but so does Criterion Collection and I still love them.
Maybe I should just say "Look, Mongoloids of Film Twitter, A24 is a production company like any other. You need to stop over-hyping their movies. The Disaster Artist was a pile of trash, which you would realize if you had the intellect to read the book. Seriously, James Franco was a terrible Tommy Wiseau! Why did they make up a bunch of drama that didn't happen in real life? Tommy Wiseau having a thousand different IDs is more wacky than anything you came up with for the film. James Franco's brother was just a terrible actor. Seriously, why did anyone like this movie?
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