It's been one incredible year. AMERICAN MARY has taken the world by storm and we've been lucky enough to along for the wild ride as she made her trek across the globe. It was fucking incredible to not only get to share AMERICAN MARY with the world, but to have such an overwhelming response from critics and fans alike have been a dream come true. This year is coming to an end. A time for new beginnings and to look back and reflect. It's a privilege to see MARY gracing so many lists. We want to thank each and every person who came out to see the film and spread the news on her. She's only come this far because of you and your support. Thank you more than we can say.
"1. American Mary
Oh, don’t act like you’re surprised. While the rest of this list could
be fairly changeable in the numerical order I’ve placed it, American
Mary would proudly sit at the top of the pile irrespective of anything
else. I’m not sure there’s much more I can say about the film, having
briefly reviewed it back in May, and more recently and extensively in
August. Many more people have seen the film by now, and the response
seems to be overwhelmingly positive. It’s been one of the most highly
anticipated and talked about films of the year. With hype, though, comes
disappointment and backlash, and the film – quite fairly – has its
naysayers. But – *dons hipster glasses* – some of us unreservedly loved
the film before the hype machine took over, and for me the film stands
up to multiple viewings, and so it shall stand to multiple more." ~ Nia Edwards-Behi
On a personal note, we love Nia. Nia was the first person anywhere ever to screen DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. She's believed in us and supported us from the very beginning. There was no greater feeling than showing her AMERICAN MARY and showing her how far we've come. She'll be among the very first to get to see BOB, as well.
Those with a penchant for
the perverse had to search hard for the best of genre cinema. Elijah
Wood’s starring turn in Maniac is a masterclass in subliminal horrific
intent, but it has only played festival slots to date. The
deconstructionist puzzle The Cabin in the Woods finally surfaced to
fandom satisfaction. Only Josh Trank’s terrific debut Chronicle got the
studio-marketing push denied most other worthy genre works. The hottest
new names on the horror scene are Canadian twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska, who unleashed upon the world the supremely stylish, body-modification ickiness of American Mary."
Thank you so much to BRUTAL AS HELL and SBS Film for believing in our independent darling. It's been an incredible year and we have a lot to be thankful for. Thank you for spending it with us and Mary.