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METROPOLIS at the top of 100 BLACK & WHITE FILMS, 2015’s year-end list from CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM

The ApartmentEvery year the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film selects a category and asks its membership to submit their favorite top films.  The group’s previous year-end topics have included Best Musicals, Best Sequels and Remakes, and Best Foreign Language.  For 2015, members selected their top black & white films. | Read more »

A DREAMY YEAR-END LIST, AS ‘IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE’ HEADS CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY’S TOP 100 FILMS OF THE DECADE (ish)

For its annual year-end Top Film category, the CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) this year has compiled a list of the top 100 films of the decade among its 100+ membership. Being the opinionated contrarians that we are, however, we decided to include 2000 in the mix - call it a baker's decade! Topping the list was Wong Kar Wai's masterful film, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. A dozen directors scored 2 or more on the list with Michael Haneke winning that prize (#4 CACHE, #8 THE PIANO TEACHER and #58 THE WHITE RIBBON). Almost half of the films were from outside the US, with the highest ranked US film being #6 THERE WILL BE BLOOD. | Read more »

Chlotrudis Society to Pick their Top Films of the Decade

Can you believe we're a decade into the new Century already?  Ten years ago, as part of the coming of the new millennium, Chlotrudis members selected their 200 for 2000 -- the Society's picks for the best 200 films of the 1900s.  Now it's 2010, and we're going to update that list by adding our top films from the last decade. Chlotrudis members are encouraged to send in their personal Top 50 films released between 2000 and 2010, ranked in order. Shortly after the New Year, we will post the combined list here.

In the meantime, what do you think the top film will be? Feel free to make your guesses in the comments section. Any film released between 2000 and 2010 is eligible!

SKY’S THE LIMIT AS ‘SUNSET’ AND ‘HEAVEN’ WIN PLACE OF HONOR IN CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY’S TOP 50 SEQUELS, TOP 50 REMAKES LISTS

While everyone else looked back to sum up the decade’s trends and fads, the CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) came up with its own twist on ‘everything old is new again’, compiling for its annual year-end Top Film List, the top 50 film remakes AND the top 50 film sequels. Its 100+ membership put at the head of the Top Sequels Richard Linklater’s BEFORE SUNSET, while Todd Hanynes’ FAR FROM HEAVEN topped the Remakes list. This year’s selection brought out the most spirited and contentious discussions ever, as members compiled their top faves. At times the conversation waxed philosophical as people struggled with the age-old questions ‘when is a remake a reboot, not a remake’, ‘is a prequel a sequel’, and ‘is a third installment a sequel to the original or a sequel to the sequel?’. In the end, CSIF resisted codifying guidelines, and hope the lists spur on your own impassioned debates.

Check out or Top 50 Sequels and Top 50 Remakes of all time!