A24 is one of the most prolific entertainment companies at the moment. Taking over the 95th Academy Awards with multiple nominations for The Whale, Everything Everywhere All At Once and Aftersun, the independent company is certainly in the spotlight. Created in 2012, the producer has been home for many great films over the past few years, including Midsommar (2019), The Lighthouse (2019), Mid 90s (2018), Lady Bird (2017), and the Academy Winner for Best Picture, Moonlight (2016). From surrealism to horror and romantic comedy, there is a lot in store for 2023 from the company. Here are 5 films to look forward to from a wide range of genres.
Beau is Afraid (Ari Aster)
Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Nathan Lane, Beau is Afraid follows the surreal journey of a paranoid man going back home to his mother. Directed and written by Ari Aster (director of Midsommar and Hereditary), this comedy, horror, surrealist film is one of the highly anticipated films from the company, and is set to be released on April 21.
Talk To Me (Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou)
A supernatural horror film, Talk To Me tells the story of a group of friends who discover how to conjure spirits. Things get out of hand when they start conjuring horrific supernatural forces. Premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, the film has had a good reception from the critics, with an overall score of 8/10 in Rotten Tomatoes. Talk to Me will have its theatrical premiere on July 28.
You Hurt My Feelings (Nicole Holofcener)
You Hurt My Feelings is a comedy surrounding a novelist (Julia-Louis Dreyfus), whose marriage falls apart after overhearing her husband (Tobias Menzies) give a sharp, crude, but honest opinion of her new novel. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, You Hurt My Feelings will premiere on May 26.
Past Lives (Celine Song)
In this modern romance, childhood friends Nora (Greta Lee) and Hae Sung (Teo Yoo) reunite in New York for a week, nearly 20 years after Nora’s family moved to South Korea. The film, to premiere on June 2, follows their journey through life choices and their encounter with love and destiny.
Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
Stop Making Sense is a newly remastered version of Jonathan Demme’s original concert film from 1983. The film is acclaimed as one of the greatest of its genre, and follows Talking Heads’ live performance at the Hollywood’s Pantage Theatre. Featuring some of the band’s greatest songs and, of course, the band itself as the cast, the release date of this restored film is yet to be announced, but it’s certainly very exciting news for Talking Heads fans.