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2009

Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2008. 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, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001

* indicates availability on DVD

ELIGIBLE FILMS
     
* 9 $9.99 * 12
* 24 City The 27 Club 35 Shots of Rum
* (500) Days of Summer    
     
A L'Aventure * Absurdistan * Act of God (d)
* Adam * Adoration Adulthood
Adventures of Power Afghan Star (d) Afterschool
* Afterwards * Alien Trespass * An American Affair
American Casino (d) * American Swing (d) * American Venus
* American Violet * Amreeka Angel
* The Answer Man Antichrist * Anvil! The Story of Anvil (d)
Art & Copy (d) * Away We Go * Azur and Asmar
     
* The Baader-Meinhof Complex Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans * Ballerina (d)
* Battle for Terra The Beaches of Agnès (d) The Beautiful Person
Beeswax * Before the Fall Before Tomorrow
Better Things * Big Fan * Big Man Japan
Big River Man (d) The Black Balloon Black Dynamite
Blessed is the Match: The Life & Death of Hannah Senesh (d) * Blood the Last Vampire Bloody Mondays & Strawberry Pies (d)
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day * The Boys Are Back Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
* Bright Star Broken Embraces Bronson
* The Brothers Bloom Burma VJ (d) * The Burning Plain
     
Cadaver * The Cake Eaters California Dreamin'
* The Canyon Capitalism: A Love Story (d) Captain Abu Raed
Cass * Chandi Chowk to China The Chaser
* Che: The Argentine * Che: The Guerilla Chelsea on the Rocks (d)
* Cheri * Cherry Blossoms * Chocolate
* The Class Coco Before Chanel * Cold Souls
* The Country Teacher * The Cove (d) Crazy Heart
* Crips and Bloods: Made in America (d) * Crossing Over Crude (d)
Cyborg She    
     
The Damned United La Danse (d) * A Dark Mirror
Days of Darkness * Daytime Drinking Dead Snow
Deathbell Defamation (d) * Departures
Diary of a Nymphomaniac Died Young, Stayed Pretty (d) * Dil Bol Hadippa!
The Disappeared Disengagement Disgrace
* Il Divo * Dog Eat Dog * Donkey Punch
* Downloading Nancy    
     
Earth Days (d) * Easy Virtue * Echelon Conspiracy
* The Edge of Love An Education * Eldorado
Empty Nest * The End of the Line (d) * The English Surgeon (d)
* Enlighten Up (d) The Escapist * Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
Everlasting Moments * Every Little Step (d) Examined Life (d)
     
* Fados Faintheart * Fanboys
Fear Me Not * Fifty Dead Men Walking Five Minutes of Heaven
Flame & Citron * Food, Inc. (d) For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (d)
Forbidden Lie$ (d) Four Seasons Lodge (d) A French Gigolo
Frontier of Dawn    
     
* The Garden (d) Gentlemen Broncos The Ghost
* Gigantic Girl by the Lake * The Girl from Monaco
* The Girlfriend Experience * Goliath * Gomorrah
Good Hair (d) * Goodbye Solo * Grace
The Great Buck Howard * Guest of Cindy Sherman (d)  
     
The Hagstone Demon * The Headless Woman Heart of Stone (d)
Heaven's Heart * Herb and Dorothy (d) * Home
The Horse Boy (d) The House of the Devil * How to Be
* Humpday Hunger * The Hurt Locker
Hush    
     
I Hate Valentine's Day * I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell I Sell the Dead
I'll Come Running I'm Gonna Explode The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
* In a Dream (d) In Search of Beethoven (d) * In the Loop
* The Informers Irene in Time * Is Anybody There?
* It Might Get Loud! (d)    
     
* Jerichow Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (d) * Julia
* Just Another Love Story    
     
* Katyn The Kreutzer Sonata  
     
* Lagerfeld Confidential (d) * Laila's Birthday * Lake Tahoe
The Last International Playboy The Last Son of Havana (d) The Last Station
Last Stop 174 * Left Bank * Lemon Tree
Life in Flight * The Limits of Control * Lion's Den
* Little Ashes Loot (d) * Lorna's Silence
The Lovely Bones * Lymelife  
     
Made for Each Other The Maid Mammoth
A Man Among Giants (d) The Man From London * Management
May the Best Man win Me and Orson Welles * Medicine for Melancholy
* The Merry Gentleman The Messenger Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (d)
* Moon * More Than a Game (d) * Moscow, Belgium
Motherhood Mothers & Daughters * Munyurangabo
* Mutant Chronicles My Big Break (d) My One and Only
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? * The Mysteries of Pittsburgh The Mystery Team
     
* The Narrows The Necessities of Life * The New Year Parade
* New York, I Love You Night and Day * No Impact Man (d)
* Not Easily Broken * Not Quite Hollywood:The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (d) * Nursery University (d)
     
Oblivion (El Olvido) (d) * Objectified (d) * Of Time and the City (d)
Oh My God (d) * O'Horten * Once Upon a Time in Rio
* One Day You'll Understand Ong Bak 2 * The Other Man
* Outlander * Outrage (d)  
     
Paa Pandora's Box * Paper Heart
* Paranormal Activity Paris * Paris 36
* Passing Strange Patrik Age 1.5 * Pedro
Peter and Vandy * Phoebe in Wonderland Pirate Radio
Play the Game The Pleasure of Being Robbed Police, Adjective
Pontypool Ponyo Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
     
Quiet Chaos * A Quiest Little Marriage  
     
* Real Time Red Cliff Revanche
Ricky The Road * Roving Mars (d)
* Rudo y Cursi    
     
* Sauna Scenes from a Parish (d) * Second Skin (d)
The Secret of the Grain The September Issue (d) Séraphine
Serbis A Serious Man Serious Moonlight
* Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America Shall We Kiss? She is the Matador (d)
* Shrink * Shuttle The Silence Before Bach
* Silent Light * Sin Nombre A Single Man
* Sita Sings the Blues * The Skeptic Skin
* The Sky Crawlers The Slammin' Salmon * The Sleep Dealer
Someone Else * Somers Town The Song of Sparrows
* Soul Power (d) * Spinning into Butter * Spread
* St. Trinian's * Still Green Still Walking
The Stoning of Soraya M Strangers The Strip
* Strongman (d) * Sugar Summer Holiday
Summer Hours The Sun * Sunshine Cleaning
     
Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon (d) Tetro That Evening Sun
Theater of War (d) * Thirst * Three Monkeys
* Throw Down Your Heart (d) * Timecrimes * Tokyo!
Tokyo Sonata Tormented A Town Called Panic
* Treeless Mountain Trucker * Tulpan
* Two Lovers * Tyson (d)  
     
Uncertainty Under Our Skin (d) The Undeserved
* The Uninvited * Unmistaken Child (d) Until the Light Takes Us (d)
(Untitled)    
     
* Valentino: The Last Emperor (d) Vinyan * Virtual JFK (d)
     
* Waiting for Dublin * The Way We Get By (d) We Live in Public (d)
* Whatever Works * What's Your Raashee? * White Night Wedding
The White Ribbon * The Wild Man of the Navidad William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (d)
The Windmill Movie (d) * The Window * A Wink and a Smile (d)
* Witch Hunt (d) * A Woman in Berlin Women in Trouble
Women of Faith (d) Wonderful World * World's Greatest Dad
     
The Yes Men Fix the World (d) Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (d) * You the Living
The Young Victoria Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (d)  
     
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (d)    
     
 
Festival Films
 
The 2 Bobs 8th Wonderland About Elly
Accident After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United (d)  
Air Doll All My Life And Then Came Lola
Antique Applause The Art of the Steal (d)
Autumn Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (d) Between Floors
Bitch Slap Blood Trail (d) Bomber
Book of Blood Bran Nue Dae Breathless
Bunny and the Bull Cairo Time Can Go Through Skin
Canary Change of Plans Children of Invention
Chloe Colony (d) Cooking with Stella
Cracks Crazy Racer Creation
Crush and Blush Cryptic Deadgirl
The Dirty Saints The Disappearance of Alice Creed Dogtooth
Dream The Eclipse Eden is West
Edison and Leo An Englishman in New York The Eyes of Me (d)
A Film with Me In It Fine, Totally Fine The Fish Child
Fish Tank Five Hours From Paris The Fly
Garapa (d) Garbage Dreams (d) Get Low
Give Me Your Hand Go Go 70's  
The Good Heart GS Wonderland A Gun to the Head
Handsome Harry Happy End Happy Flight
Helen Les Herbes Folles Here and There
The Hole Huacho Hunting Grounds
I Am Love I Need That Record (d) If I Knew What You Said
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle The Importance of Being Elegant (d) Independencia
Infestation Insignificant Others Instant Swamp
Intangible Asset Number 82 (d) The Invention of Lying J'ai tué ma mère
K-20: Legend of the Mask (aka The Fiend with Twenty Faces) Lalapipo Least of These, The (d)
Lesbian Vampire Killers Leslie, My Name is Evil Letters to the President (d)
Life is Hot in Cracktown Like You Know It All The Lost Son of Havana (d)
Love Exposure The Loved Ones The Magic Hour
Make-Out with Violence Making the Boys (d) Mary and Max
Masquerades Micmacs  
Mine: Taken by Katrina (d) The Missing Person Monsters from the Id
Must Love Death My Dear Enemy No Mercy for the Rude
Nollywood Babylon (d) North Number One with a Bullet
Nymph Paco and the Magical Book Paper Soldier
Parque Vía Passenger Side Plastic City
Portrait of a Beauty A Prophet Racing Dreams (d)
[Rec] 2 Reel Zombies RiP: A Remix Manifesto (d)
Rough Cut Saint Misbehavin'" The Wavy Gravy Movie (d) Sammen
Scheherazade: Tell Me a Story Sex Positive (d) She, A Chinese
Should I Really Do It? Slam-Bang Smash Cut
Solomon Kane Sorry, Thanks Splinterheads
Still Bill (d) Suck The Sunshine Boy (d)
Survival of the Dead Sweet Karma Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms
Tell Tale Three Blind Mice Toad's Oil
Tokyo Onlypic 2008 Trimpin: the Sound of Invention (d) True Adolescents
Twentieth Century Boys; Chapter One United Red Army Vacation
Valhalla Rising Vengeance Versailles
Villa Amalia Visage (Face) Vision
Warlords The Way We Get By (d) White Material
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (d) With a Little Help From Myself Within the Whirlwind
Year of the Carnivore Yodok Stories (d) You Might As Well Live
     
 
Ineligible Films
     
Avatar The Box Extract
Halloween II Ichi It's Complicated
Nine Public Enemies Star Trek
Up! Up in the Air Whip It
Youth in Revolt