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Hard Candy

Despite controversy, HARD CANDY, starring Chlotrudis Award winner Ellen Page, showed up on several Top 10's this year.

Last updated: February 24, 2007
Copyright 2006 Michael R. Colford.
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Top 10's of 2006

Chlotrudis Awards members were invited to share their Top 10 movie lists of 2006 on the website. See what various members chose as their top films of the year. See how many of their favorites made the final ballot. See if your tastes coincide with any particular Chlotrudis member. If you're a member, send in your Top 10 of the year and we'll include it here.

Peg Aloi's Top 10 Movies of 2006

The Libertine
The Libertine

  1. The Libertine
  2. Hard Candy
  3. Brothers of the Head
  4. Inland Empire
  5. Notes on a Scandal
  6. Shortbus
  7. A Scanner Darkly
  8. Garçon Stupide
  9. The Queen
  10. Beowulf & Grendel

Gems worthy of note:
Hand of God, C*R*A*Z*Y


Daniel Berman's Top 10 Movies of 2006
  1. The U.S. vs. John Lennon
  2. The Trials of Darryl Hunt
  3. Renaissance
  4. Who Killed the Electric Car?
  5. This Film Is Not Yet Rated
  6. Sketches of Frank Gehry
  7. Mutual Appreciation
  8. Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
  9. Neil Young: Heart of Gold
  10. Who Gets to Call it Art?

Honorable Mentionable(s):
Drawings and War: The Testimony of the Children of Uganda
, 49 UP, The Cult of the Suicide Bomber, Not a Photograph: The Mission to Burma Story

The U.S. vs. John Lennon
The U.S. vs. John Lennon


Thom Bowser's Top 10 Movies of 2006

Curse of the Golden Flower
Curse of the Golden Flower

  1. Curse of the Golden Flower
  2. The New World
  3. Duck Season
  4. The History Boys
  5. Broken Sky
  6. Manderlay
  7. Lemming
  8. 49 Up
  9. Inland Empire
  10. Clean


Michael Colford's Top Movies of 2006
  1. Sorry, Haters
  2. Clean
  3. Hard Candy
  4. La Moustache
  5. Caché
  6. This Film is Not Yet Rated
  7. Volver
  8. Shut Up & Sing
  9. L'Intrus
  10. Inland Empire
  11. The Syrian Bride
  12. Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story
  13. Iron Island

The Close but no Cigar Crowd (They deserve mention; but I couldn’t quite justify their presence on a Top Films of the Year list): Changing Times, Deliver Us From Evil, Little Miss Sunshine, The Science of Sleep, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, Water

The Bottom of the Heap: Adam & Steve, Innocence, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Greene, The Quiet, Trust the Man, Unknown White Male

Biggest Disappointment: 3 Needles, Stolen, Thank You For Smoking

Biggest Difference of Opinion (These are films that lots of my colleagues loved that I just couldn’t fully embrace.): Battle in Heaven, Brick, Half Nelson, Shortbus

Sorry, Hater
Sorry, Haters


Scot Colford's Top 10 Movies of 2006

Tony Takitani
La Moustache

  1. Caché
  2. La Moustache
  3. Hard Candy
  4. The Science of Sleep
  5. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
  6. Shortbus
  7. Brothers of the Head
  8. Sorry, Haters
  9. Lonesome Jim
  10. The History Boys

Other Films I Considered: Duck Season, Half Nelson, Jesus Camp, Little Miss Sunshine, Old Joy, Requiem, Shut Up & Sing, This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Bob Gladstein's Top 10 Movies of 2006
  1. Caché
  2. Clean
  3. Sorry, Haters
  4. Duck Season
  5. Survive Style 5+
  6. Hard Candy
  7. The Hidden Blade
  8. Great New Wonderful
  9. Shadowboxer
  10. A Scanner Darkly



Thomas Guttadauro's Top 10 Movies of 2006

Tekkon Kinkreet (Black & White)

The Best Screened in the U.S.
Superman Returns

Best of the Rest
Lady Vengeance
Night Watch
Inside Man
Three Times
The President's Last Bang

The Rest
The Proposition
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The Great Yokai War
The New World
The Devil & Daniel Johnston

Honorable Mention for Kicking Ass

Biggest Disappointment
The Science of Sleep

Best of the Fests
Linda! Linda! Linda!
(year 2!)
Welcome to Dongmakul

Best final 15 min. in a movie ever
Funky Forest

Most pointless character ever
Marky Mark in The Departed

Best Sig from a Movie
"Azuki Suki!"

Tekkon Kinkreet
Tekkon Kinkreet


Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance



Bruce Kingsley's Top 10 Movies of 2006

Temporada de patos
Duck Season

  1. Duck Season
  2. L'Enfant
  3. 49 Up
  4. 51 Birch Street
  5. This Film Is Not Yet Rated
  6. Babel
  7. Russian Dolls
  8. The Queen
  9. Inland Empire
  10. Half Nelson


Chris Kriofske's Top 10 Movies of 2006

  1. Duck Season
  2. Half Nelson
  3. Caché
  4. 49 Up
  5. Volver
  6. Shortbus
  7. The Case of the Grinning Cat
  8. Clean
  9. This Film Is Not Yet Rated
  10. Inland Empire

Tied for 11th place: Children of Men, The Queen, Requiem

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): 51 Birch Street, L'Enfant, Mutual Appreciation, Night of Truth, Old Joy, Shut Up and Sing, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Best Festival Films:

  1. The Yacoubian Building
  2. The Life of Reilly
  3. Small Town Gay Bar
  4. Syndromes and a Century
  5. Fat Girls

Half Nelson
Half Nelson


Mary McIntire's Top 10 Movies of 2006

  1. Volver
  2. The Proposition
  3. Clean
  4. New York Doll
  5. Sorry, Haters
  6. Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  7. Little Miss Sunshine
  8. Twelve and Holding
  9. Water
  10. Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story


Hilary Nieukirk's Top 10 Movies of 2006

The Proposition
The Proposition


(in alphabetical order)

49 Up
Heading South
The History Boys
The King
The Last King of Scotland
Little Miss Sunshine
The Proposition
The Queen
This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Other Docs Worth a Mention:
Deliver Us From Evil
The Devil & Daniel Johnston
Jesus Camp
New York Doll


Jeffrey Pike's Top 10 Movies of 2006
Look Both Ways
Look Both Ways

(in no particular order)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Look Both Ways
Lonesome Jim
A Prairie Home Companion
Duck Season
10th District Court
The Intruder
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Inland Empire
Jesus Camp
Winter Passing
The Departed
Inside Man
The Proposition