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Capturing the Friedmans
Documentaries were strong in 2003, notably Capturing the Friedmans


Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2003. Many visitors to the site have e-mailed asking for recommendations and/or reviews of independent movies. The members of the Chlotrudis Awards Nominating Committee see lots of independent films and on the Chlotrudis Comments page, we will share our thoughts or reviews of the year's movies. Underlined films lead to Chlotrudis reviews. If you have a suggestion, or a film you'd like to see commented on by Chlotrudis Members, send us an e-mail. Now let's get on with the comments!

Take a look at the reviews for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002 and 2001

21 Grams 28 Days Later 100 Days
About Schmidt Alias Betty All the Real Girls
Almost Peaceful Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony Amen
American Splendor And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen Animation Show, The
Anything but Love Auberge Espagnole, L' Autumn Spring
Bank, The Barbarian Invasions, The Basic
Bend it Like Beckham Better Luck Tomorrow Beyond Re-Animator
Blackboards Blind Spot:Hitler's Secretary (d) Blue Car
Boat Trip Bollywood/Hollywood Bonhoeffer (d)
Bread, My Sweet, The Bubba Ho-Tep Buffalo Soldiers
Bulletproof Monk Bus 174 (d)  
Cabin Fever Camp Capturing the Friedmans (d)
Carnage Casa de los Babys Cet Amour-là
Chain Camera (d) Chaos Chihwaseon
Cinemania (d) City of God Concert for George (d)
Confidence Cooler, The Coral Reef Adventure (d)
Core, The Cowboy Bebop: the Movie  Cremaster 3
Cuckoo, The    
Dancer Upstairs, The Dark Blue Decade Under the Influence, A (d)
Deliver Us from Eva Demonlover Derrida (d)
Die, Mommie, Die! Dirty Pretty Things Divine Intervention
Divorce, Le Dog Soldiers Dopamine
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary DysFunktional Family Duplex
Elephant Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (d) Event, The
Eye, The    
Family Affair, A Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (d) Fidel (d)
Final Destination 2 Flower of Evil Freddy vs. Jason
Friday Night Fulltime Killer  
Garage Days Gatekeeper, The Gerry
Girl from Paris, The Girls will be Girls Gloomy Sunday
Godzilla Mothra King Ghidorah: All Out Monster Attack! Good Thief, The Grind
Guru, The Guys, The  
Hard Word, The He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not  Heart of Me, The
Hell's Highway: the True Story of Highway Safety Films (d) Herod's Law His Secret Life
Holy Land, The Horns and Halos (d) Hours, The
House of the Dead, The Housekeeper, The How I Killed My Father
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days Hunted, The  
I Capture the Castle In America In July
In My Skin In the Cut In the Mirror of Maya Deren (d)
In this World Intacto Intolerable Cruelty
Irish Eyes Irreversible Isle, The
Japón Jeepers Creepers II Jet Lag
Ju-On: The Grudge Just an American Boy (d)  
Kill Bill: Volume One Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero Koi... Mil Gaya
Last Letter, The Laurel Canyon Lawless Heart
Legend of Suriyothai, The Levity Lilja 4-Ever
Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King Lost in La Mancha (d)
Lost in Translation Love & Diane (d) Love Liza
Love the Hard Way Lucia, Lucia Luther
Madame Sata Magdalene Sisters, The Mambo Italiano
Man On the Train, The Man Without a Past, The Manic
Manito Marion Bridge Marooned in Iraq
Masked and Anonymous Max May
Medallion, The Melvin Goes to Dinner Millennium Actress
Mondays in the Sun Morning Sun (d) Morvern Callar
My Boss' Daughter My Life Without Me  
Narc Navigators, The Nazi Officer's Wife, The (d)
Nicholas Nickleby Northfork Nowhere in Africa
On Guard! On_Line Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
Only the Strong Survive (d)  Open Hearts O. T.: Our Town (d)
Other Side of the Bed, The Owning Mahowny  
Party Monster Party's Over, The (d) Passionada
Pianist, The Pieces of April Postmen in the Mountains
Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times (d) Prey for Rock & Roll Princess Blade, The
Prisoner of Paradise (d) Pulse: a Stomp Odyssey (d)  
Quiet American, The    
Radio Raising Victor Vargas Real Cancun, The
The Republic of Love Respiro Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping (d)
Rivers and Tides (d) Russian Ark  
Safe Conduct Safety of Objects Same River Twice, The (d)
Sea, The Secondhand Lions Secret Lives: Hidden Children and their Rescuers in World War II (d)
Secret Lives of Dentists, The Señorita Extraviada (d) September 11
  Shanghai Ghetto (d) Shape of Things, The
Shattered Glass Singing Detective, The Shelter
Speedo (d) Spellbound (d) Spider
Spun Station Agent, The Step into Liquid (d)
Stevie (d) Stoked: the Rise and Fall of Gator (d) Stone Reader (d)
Strange Fruit (d) Sweet Sixteen Swimming Pool
Take Care of My Cat Taking Sides Tamala 2010 : A Punk Cat in Outer Space
Tattoo Teknolust Ten
Thirteen Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (d) Till Human Voices Wake Us
To Be and To Have (d) Together Trip, The
Triplets of Belleville, The Tupperware! (d) Tycoon: A New Russian
Under the Skin of the City Underworld Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (d)
Way Home, The Weather Underground, The (d) Whale Rider
What I Want My Words to Do For You (d) Willard Winged Migration (d)
Year that Trembled, The    
Zero Day    
Ineligible Films
Anything Else Big Fish Calendar Girls
Cold Mountain Deadly Maria Down with Love
Elf Expiration Finding Nemo
Freaky Friday Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) House of Sand and Fog
Junkers Come Here Last Wedding League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Love Object Men with Brooms Mighty Wind, A
Mona Lisa Smile Mystic River Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Out of Time Pipe Dream Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Quitting Ripley's Game Scary Movie 3
School of Rock Seabiscuit Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines This Little Life Veronica Guerin
X2: X-Men United