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2005

Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2005. 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, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001

* indicates availability on DVD

ELIGIBLE FILMS
     
*2046 *3-Iron 39 Pounds of Love (d)
*5x2 *9 Songs  
     
À Tout de Suite After Midnight Another Road Home
Animation Show 2005, The Antares *Aprés Vous
Aristocrats, The (d) *Assassination of Richard Nixon, The *Assisted Living
Asylum    
     
*Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Ballets Russes (d) *Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress
*Baxter, The Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (d) *Bear Cub
*Beat That My Heart Skipped * Beautiful Country, The Bee Season
*Best of Youth, The *Bomb the System (d) *Born into Brothels (d)
*Boys and Girl from County Clare, The Boys of Baraka (d) Breakfast on Pluto
*Bride and Prejudice *Bright Future Brokeback Mountain
* Broken Flowers *Brother to Brother *Brothers
     
*Café Lumière Capote Casanova
*Caterina in the Big City *Chorus, The (Les Choristes) Côte d’Azur
*Cowards Bend the Knee *Crónicas  
     
Darwin's Nightmare (d) *Daybreak *Deal, The
*Dear Frankie Dear Wendy Deep Blue
*Dolls Don't Move Dorian Blues
*dot the i *Double Dare (d) *Downfall
*Dust to Glory (d) Dying Gaul, The  
     
*Eating Out *Edukators, The Electric Edwardians (d)
Ellie Parker *Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room (d) *Eros
Everything is Illuminated    
     
*Fascination *Fear and Trembling *Fearless Freaks, The (d)
*Ferpect Crime Finding Home First Descent (d)
*Forty Shades of Blue *Funny Ha Ha *Future of Food, The (d)
     
Game of their Lives, The *Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (d) *Girl from Monday, The
Go for Zucker! *Godzilla: Final Wars Goebbels Experiment, The (d)
Going Shopping Good Night and Good Luck *Great Raid, The
*Green Butchers, The Green Street Hooligans * Grizzly Man (d)
*Gunner Palace (d)    
     
*Happily Ever After *Happy Endings *Head-On
*Heights *Hellbent Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque (d)
*Holy Girl, The *House of D Howl's Moving Castle
*Hustle and Flow    
     
*Imaginary Heroes *In My Country *In the City
*In the Realms of the Unreal (d) Incantato Innocent Voices
*Inside Deep Throat (d) Intimate Stories *It's All Gone Pete Tong
     
*Jesus, You Know (d) *Junebug  
     
Keane Keeper, The: The Legend of Omar Khayyam *King of the Corner
*Kings and Queen Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang *Kontroll
     
*Ladies in Lavender *Last Days Last Dispatch (d)
*Layer Cake League of Ordinary Gentlemen (d) *Lila Says
Loggerheads *Look at Me *Lords of Dogtown
Los Angeles Plays Itself (d) Lost Embrace *Love Song for Bobby Long, A
     
*Ma Mère Machucca *Mad Hot Ballroom (d)
*Man Who Copied, The *March of the Penguins (d) *Margaret Cho: Assassin (d)
*Me and You and Everyone We Know *Melinda and Melinda *Memories of Murder
Memory of a Killer, The Mercano the Martian *Millions
*Mirrormask *Modigliani *Mondovino (d)
*Moog (d) *Murderball (d) *My Date with Drew (d)
My Mother's Smile *My Summer of Love *Mysterious Skin
     
*Nina's Tragedies *Nine Lives * Ninth Day, The
* Nobody Knows *Nomi Song, The (d) North Country
Nothing Like Dreaming * November  
     
Occupation: Dreamland (d) *Off the Map *Oldboy
Oliver Twist * Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior * Or (My Treasure)
*Other Side of the Street, The    
     
*Palindromes Paradise Now POPaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English (d)
* Pretty Persuasion Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, The *Proof
Protocols of Zion (d) *Purple Butterfly  
     
*Racing Against the Clock (d) Rashevski's Tango, The Reel Paradise
*Rider Named Death, The *Rize (d) *Rock School (d)
     
* Saint Ralph *Saints and Soldiers * Saraband
Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic (d) *Saving Face *Schizo
* Schultze Gest the Blues Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (d) Separate Lies
Sequins Shake Hands with the Devil: the Journey of Romeo Dallaire (d) Shopgirl
Side Effects Sky Blue Sound of Thunder, A
Squid and the Whale, The State of Mind, A (d) * Steamboy
Stolen Childhoods (d) *Sunset Story (d) * Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
     
Take, The (d) *Tale of Two Sisters, A Talent Given Us, The
Tall: the American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan (d) *Tell Them Who You Are (d) Tennis, Anyone...?
Thing About My Folks, The Three... Extremes Thumbsucker
* Tony Takitani Torremolinos 73 Touch of Spice
Touch the Sound (d) *Travellers and Magicians *Tree of Palme, A
*Tropical Malady *Tunnel, The *Turtles Can Fly
     
Uncle Nino *Undead *Up and Down
Up for Grabs (d) Ushpizin  
     
Venom * Vodka Lemon  
     
Wal-Mart: the High Cost or Low Price (d) * Walk on Water Wall, The (d)
War Within, The * Warrior, The * Watermarks (d)
We Jam Econo: the Story of the Minutemen (d) Weeping Meadow, The Where the Truth Lies
Whisky *Wilby Wonderful * Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, The (d)
*William Eggleston in the Real World (d) *William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Winter Soldier (d)
*Winter Solstice *Witnesses *Work and the Glory, The
World, The Writer of O  
     
Year of Yao, The (d) *Yes  
     
 
Festival Films
 
American Ruling Class Amu Backstage
Benares Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds Changing Times
Childstar Clean Commonwealth, The
Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The Delicate Crime Familia
Forsaken Land, The Gabrielle Gilaneh
I Am Innocence Live and Become
Masseur, The Memories in the Mist Night of Truth, The
Porcelain Doll, The Sa-Kwa Shadowboxer
Shanghai Dreams Shooting Dogs Someone Else's Happiness
Sorry, Haters State of Fear (d) Stranded in Canton
Three Times Twelve and Holding U-Carmen EKhayelitsha
We Feed the World (d) Who's Camus Anyway? Whole New Thing
     
 
Ineligible Films
     
40-Year-Old Virgin, The 6ixtynin9 Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Constant Gardener, The Crash Empty Building, The
Fantastic Four Garçon Stupide Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The
Kung Fu Hustle Memoirs of a Geisha Munich
Rent Return to the Land of Wonders Serenity
Sin City Syriana Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit