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Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2004. 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, 2003, 2002, and 2001

After the Life Agronomist, The (d) Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer (d)
AKA Amazing Couple, An American Reunion
America's Heart and Soul (d) Anatomy of Hell Anonymous
Arna's Children Around the Bend As If Nothing Happened
Baadasssss! Backyard, The (d) Bad Education
Balseros (d) Bang Rajan Before Sunset
Being Julia Benji -- Off the Leash Beyond the Sea
Big Animal, The Birth Blind Shaft
Bon Voyage Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi Bright Leaves (d)
Bright Young Things Broadway: The Golden Age (d) Broken Wings
Brown Bunny, The Bukowski: Born Into This (d) Bulgarian Lovers
Burial Society, The Bush's Brain (d)  
Callas Forever Carandiru Child I Never Was, The
City of No Limits Clay Bird, The Clearing, The
Close Your Eyes Code 46 Coffee and Cigarettes
Company, The Control Room (d) Corporation, The (d)
Criminal Crimson Gold  
Danny Deckchair De-Lovely Dig! (d)
Dirty Shame, A Distant Divan (d)
Dogville Door in the Floor, The Dreamers, The
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (d) Enduring Love Evergreen
Facing Windows Fade to Black (d) Father & Son
Festival Express (d) Final Cut, The Finding Neverland
Five Obstructions, The (d) Flag Wars (d) Fog of War, The (d)
Frankie and Johnny are Married    
Games People Play: New York (d) Garden State Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Girl with a Pearl Earring Girlfriend (d) Going Upriver: the Long War Journey of John Kerry
Goldfish Memory Good Bye, Dragon Inn Goodbye, Lenin
Gospel of John, The Gozu Greendale
Guerilla: the Taking of Patty Hearst (d)    
Hard Goodbyes: My Father Head in the Clouds Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust (d)
Home at the End of the World, A Hotel Rwanda House of Flying Daggers
How to Draw a Bunny (d) Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (d) Hukkle
Hunter and the Hunted, The Hunting of the President,The (d)  
I [Heart] Huckabees I'll Sing for You (d) I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
I'm Not Scared Imelda (d) Incantato
Incident at Loch Ness Infernal Affairs Inheritance, The
Intermission Intimate Strangers  
James' Journey to Jerusalem Jandek on Corwood Japanese Story
Ju-On: The Grudge    
Kaena: The Prophecy Kinsey Kitchen Stories
L.A. Twister Last Life in the Universe Latter Days
Legend of Leigh Bowery, The (d) Letter to True, A (d) Lightning in a Bottle (d)
Lost Boys of Sudan Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, The Love Me If You Dare
Love Object Lucas Belvaux's Trilogy  
Machinist, The Made-Up Manson Family, The
Maria Full of Grace Martin & Orloff Mayor of Sunset Strip (d)
MC5: a True Testimonial (d) Mean Creek Men Suddenly in Black
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (d) Middle of the World Millennium Mambo
Monsieur Ibrahim Monster Moolaadé
Morlang Mother, The Motorcycle Diaries, The
Mudge Boy, The My Architect: a Son's Journey (d) My Mother Likes Women
My Sister, Maria (d)    
Napoleon Dynamite Ned Kelly Nicotina
Nina Simone: Love Sorceress (d) Noel Noi Albinoi
Nosey Parker Notre Musique  
Oasis On the Run Osama
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (d) Overnight (d)  
P.S. Paper Clips (d) Power Trip (d)
Primer Proteus Pursuit of Pleasure, The (d)
Rage in Placid Lake, The Rana's Wedding Reckoning, The
Reconstruction Red Lights Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (d)
Return, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The (d) Rick
Riding Giants (d) Road to Love, The Robot Stories
S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine (d)

Saddest Music in the World, The

Screaming Men (d) Sea Inside, The Seagull's Laughter, The
Secret Things Seducing Dr. Lewis September Tapes
Sex is Comedy Shaolin Soccer Shaun of the Dead
She Hate Me Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela (d) Sideways
Silver City Since Otar Left Slipping-Down Life, A
Smoke and Mirrors: a Geisha Story (d) Spartan Spin
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Stage Beauty Stander
Statement, The Still We Believe: the Boston Red Sox Movie (d) Story of the Weeping Camel, The
Strayed Super Size Me (d)  
Tarnation (d) Testosterone This So-Called Disaster (d)
Thousand Clouds of Peace, A Time of the Wolf, The To the Left of the Father
Tokyo Godfathers Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (d) Touch of Pink, A
Touching the Void Twentynine Palms Twilight Samurai
Tying the Knot (d)    
Undertow Uncovered: the War on Iraq (d) United States of Leland, The
Untold Scandal    
Valentín Vera Drake Very Long Engagement, A
Vie Promise, La Virgin  
Warriors of Heaven and Earth We Don't Live Here Anymore What the #$*! Do We Know
When Will I Be Loved Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself With All Deliberate Speed (d)
WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (d) Woman Thou Art Loosed Woodsman, The
Word Wars (d)    
Yes Men, The (d) Yossi & Jagger Young Adam
Zatoichi: the Blind Swordsman Zelary Zhou Yu's Train
Festival Films
Appleseed B-Happy Berlin Blues
Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie (d) Blind Fight Brodeuses
Brothers Cavedweller Definition of Insanity, The
Don't Move Double Dare Eager Bodies
Forgiveness Gowanus, Brooklyn A Hole in One
I Like Killing Flies (d) Ill Fated In the Battlefields
Intrus, L' Jimmywork Kings and Queen
Limb Salesman, The Male Fantasy Mysterious Skin
Nos Enfants Chéris Or (My Treasure) Past Perfect
Raspberry Reich, The Seven Times Lucky Sexual Dependency
She's One of Us Silent Waters Three Step Dancing
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow Vodka Lemon Wilby Wonderful
Wondrous Oblivion World, The Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (d)
Zulu Love Letter
Ineligible Films
13 Going on 30 Angels in America Aviator, The
Bourne Supremacy, The Bulgarian Lovers Casshern
Child I Never Was, The Closer Collateral
Days of Being Wild, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Fahrenheit 9/11 (d)
Godzilla: Tokyo SOS Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban Hero
Incredibles, The Infernal Affairs 2 Infernal Affairs 3
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Killing Hand, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
Manchurian Candidate, The Mean Girls Million Dollar Baby
Open Water Passion of the Christ, The Ray
Saw Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Spider-Man 2
Stepford Wives, The Sugar Team America: World Police
Terminal, The Twist Vanity Fair
Village, The Wimbledon Wrinkle in Time, A