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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!

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* indicates availability on DVD

[Rec] 2 * 8: The Mormon Proposition (d) 16 to Life
* 44 Inch Chest 127 Hours * 180 South (d)
759: Boy Scouts of Harlem (d) 2012: Time for Change (d) 9500 Liberty (d)
45365 (d)    
Action Replayy * After.Life After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United (d)
The Afterlight Aftershock The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (d)
* Agora Ahead of Time (d) Air Doll
* Ajami * Alamar All Good Things
* All My Friends Are Funeral Singers * Alpha and Omega Altiplano
Amer * American Grindhouse (d) * American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (d)
The Anchorage Animal Kingdom Anton Chekhov's The Duel
Applause * The Army of Crime Around a Small Mountain
* The Art of the Steal (d) * As Good As Dead  
* Babies (d) * Backyard * Bass Ackwards
* BearCity Beautiful Islands (d) * Beautiful Kate
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (d) Behind the Burly Q (d) Beijing Taxi (d)
Beneath the Dark * Best Worst Movie (d) Bhutto (d)
* Bitch Slap Bitter Feast The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
* Blood Done Sign My Name Blue Valentine * Blue Beard
* Boogie Woogie Boxing Gym (d) Bran Nue Dae
A Brand New Life Break ke Baad * Breaking Upwards
Breath Made Visible: Anna Halprin (d) * Broken Embraces * Brotherhood
Bunny and the Bull Budrus (d) * Buried
Burzynski (d)    
* Cairo Time Carlos Carmo, Hit the Road
The Cartel (d) * Ca$h * Casino Jack and the United States of Money (d)
Catfish Cell 211 * Centurion
Chain Letter * Chance Pe Dance Change Nothing (d)
Cherry * Children of Invention * Chloe
Circle * City Island * The City of Your Final Destination
Clear Blue Tuesday Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (d) * Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky
Come Undone Con Artist (d) The Concert
Convention (d) Conviction Cool It (d)
* Countdown to Zero (d) Country Strong * Crazy on the Outside
* Creation * Cropsey (d) * Cummings Farm
* Cyrus    
* Dabangg Daddy Longlegs Daddy's Home
* Dancing Across Borders (d) * Daniel and Ana * Dark and Stormy Night
De Mai Tinh Deadfall Trail * Defendor
The Desert of Forbidden Art (d) * Dil Bole Hadippa * The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Disco and Atomic War (d) * District 13: Ultimatum Do it Again (d)
Dogtooth * Don McKay * Double Take (d)
Double Tide (d) Douchebag * Down Terrace
* Dream Boy Dreamkiller * The Dry Land
* Dulha Mil Gaya    
* Easier with Practice * Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl * The Eclipse
Endhiran (The Robot) Enemies of the People (d) Enter the Void
Etienne! * Everyone Else * Exit Through the Gift Shop (d)
* The Exploding Girl * The Extra Man * Eyes Wide Open
Fair Game Falling Awake Farewell
The Father of My Children A Film Unfinished (d) * Finding Bliss
Fish Tank * Flipped Floored (d)
* For My Father * Formosa Betrayed Four Lions
Freakonomics (d) * The Freebie Fresh
* Frozen    
* Gasland (d) Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (d) Gerrymandering (d)
Get Low GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up? * The Ghost Writer
The Girl * The Girl on the Train * The Girl Who Played with Fire
* The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest God of Vampires
* Godspeed Going Blind (d) * The Good Guy
* The Good Heart * The Good, the Bad, the Weird Great Directors (d)
* The Greatest * Greenberg Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
* Handsome Harry * Happiness Runs The Happy Poet
* Happy Tears The Harimaya Bridge * Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suess (d)
* Harmony and Me * Harry Brown Hatchet II
* The Headless Woman * Heartbreaker Heartless
* Helen Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (d) * Here and There
Hideaway Hiding Divya * High Life
* Holy Rollers * Home Honeymoons
Hot Summer Days * Howl Hubble 3D (d)
* Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, Rebel (d) * The Human Centipede Hyman Bloom: The Beauty of All Things (d)
* I Am Love I Killed My Mother I Love You Phillip Morris
I Spit On Your Grave * I Want Your Money (d) * I'm Still Here (d)
Idiots and Angels In My Sleep In Search of Memory (d)
* Inhale * Ink Inside Job (d)
* Inspector Bellamy * Ishqiya * It Came from Kuchar (d)
It's Kind of a Funny Story    
Jack Goes Boating * Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (d) * Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (d)
* John Rabe Johnny Mad Dog Jolene
* The Jonses The Joy of Singing The Juche Idea (d)
* Just Say Love    
* Karthik Calling Karthik Kawasaki's Rose * The Kids Are All Right
The Kids Grow Up (d) * The Killer Inside Me Klling Kastzner (d)
* Kimjongilia (d) The King's Speech * Kings of the Evening
Kings of Pastry (d) * Kisses Kites
* The Korean    
* La Mission The Last New Yorker The Last Play at Shea (d)
* The Last Station Last Train Home (d) Lbs.
* Leaves of Grass Leaving * Lebanon
The Legend of Pale Male (d) * Legendary * Leslie, My Name is Evil
Letters to Father Jacob * Letters to God Life During Wartime
Like Dandelion Dust The Little Traitor Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (d)
* The Living Wake * Looking for Eric * The Lost Skeleton Returns Again
* The Lottery (d) Louis * Louis C.K.: Hilarious (d)
Lourdes * Love Ranch * Lovely Still
Made in Dagenham * Mademoiselle Chambon Make Out with Violence
Making Plans for Lena * Manuela and Manuel Mao's Last Dancer
A Marine Story Mars Marwencol (d)
* Mary and Max A Matter of Size * Mercy
Meskada Mesrine: Killer Instinct Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
* Metropia * Micmacs * Mid-August Lunch
Middle Men * The Milk of Sorrow * Mine (d)
* Misconceptions * The Misfortunates Modern Love is Automatic
Modus Operandi Monsters * The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (d)
* Mother * Mother and Child A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (d)
* Mugabe and the White African (d) * Multiple Sarcasms * Murder in Fashion
My Dog Tulip * My Name is Khan * My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
My Tale of Two Cities (d) * My Year Without Sex * Mystery Team
N-Secure * The Nature of Existence (d) Neil Young Trunk Show (d)
Never Let Me Go The New Year Night Catches Us
No One Knows About Persian Cats Nobody's Perfect (d) Nora's Will
* North Face Northern Comfort Nothing Personal
Nowhere Boy    
* The Oath (d) Ocean of Pearls * October Country (d)
* Off and Running (d) * Ondine * Only When I Dance (d)
Open Five * Operation: Endgame * Order of Chaos
* OSS 117: Lost in Rio The Other City (d) Our Beloved Month of August
The Paranoids The Parking Lot Movie (d) * Passenger Side
* Patrik Age 1.5 * Peepli Live The People I've Slept With
The Perfect Game * Perrier's Bounty Phish 3D
* Phyllis and Harold (d) Pianomania (d) Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies (d)
* Picture Me: A Model's Diary (d) Playing Columbine (d) * Please Give
* Pornography: A Thriller The Portuguese Nun * Preacher's Kid
* Pressure Cooker (d) Prince of Broadway * Princess Kaiulani
* The Private Lives of Pippa Lee * Prodigal Sons (d) * A Prophet
Punching the Clown    
Queen of the Lot    
Raavan Rabbit Hole Race to Nowhere (d)
Rachel (d) * Rajneeti * Rann
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale Red Alert: The War Within * The Red Baron
* Red Hill * Red Riding: 1974 * Red Riding: 1980
* Red Riding: 1983 Red, White & Blue * Restrepo (d)
Robert Jay Lifton: Nazi Doctors (d) The Romantics A Room and a Half
* Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead * The Runaways * Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (d)
* S&Man * Saint John of Las Vegas Salt of This Sea
* The Secret in Their Eyes * The Secret of Kells * Seven Days
* Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Shanghai Red Shutterbug
* The Sicillian Girl * Smash His Camera (d) * Solitary Man
Somewhere * Soul Kitchen * Soundtrack for a Revolution (d)
* South of the Border (d) Speed-dating * Spoken Word
* Spring Fever * The Square Standing Ovation
* Stolen * Stone Stonewall Uprising (d)
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the MAgnetic Fields (d) * Stuck! * Suck
* The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (d) * Survival of the Dead * Sweetgrass (d)
Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (d)    
* Tales from the Script (d) Tamara Drewe The Taqwacores
The Tempest The Temptation of St. Tony Terkel in Trouble
* Terribly Happy * The Thorn in the Heart (d) Thy Will Be Done (d)
Tibet in Song (d) Ticked Off Trannies with Knives The Tillmann Story (d)
Tiny Furniture To Die for Tano * To Save a Life
Today's Special * Toe to Toe Touching Home
* Trash Humpers * Triage * The Trial
* The Trotsky * Twelve Two in the Wave (d)
* Udaan * Under the Mountain Undertow
Urville (d)    
* Valhalla Rising * Valley of the Heart's Delight Veer
* Vengeance * The Vicious Kind * Videocracy (d)
* Vincere Violet Tendencies The Virginity Hit
Wah Do Dem * Waiting for Armageddon (d) Waiting for Superman (d)
* Waking Sleeping Beauty (d) * The Warlords Waste Land (d)
* Watercolors * We Are Family * The Weathered Underground
Welcome to the Rileys What if... (d) * What's Your Raashee?
* When You're Strange (d) White Material * The White Stripes Under Northern Lights (d)
* White Wedding Whiz Kids (d) * Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (d)
* Who Killed Nancy? (d) * Wild Grass Wild Target
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everst (d) Willets Point William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (d)
* The Wind Journeys * Winnebago Man (d) * The Winning Season
* Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. New York (d) * Winter's Bone A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop
Women Without Men * Wonderful World  
The Yellow Handkerchief You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Won't Miss Me
Festival Films
Asylum Seekers At World's End  
Beautiful Darling Bodyguards and Assassins  
Caller ID Colony Cracks
The Death of Alice Blue    
Echoes of the Rainbow Enjoy Poverty (d) The Executioner
Friends (with Benefits) A Frozen Flower  
Ip Man 2    
The Life and Death of a Porno Gang Locked In Lola
Love on the Rocks Lunopolis  
Machotaildrop Mutant Swinger from Mars My Normal
NY Export: Opus Jazz    
Pelada (d)    
Rapt The Revenant  
Storm Warriors
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (d) Tears for Sale  
Vidal Sassoon: the Movie (d)    
War Don Don (d) The Worst Company in the World (d)  
Ineligible Films
Black Swan Easy A Hereafter
Peacock Sherlock Holmes Splice