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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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* 13 Assassins * 1911

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (d)
Albert Nobbs
* And Everything Is Going Fine (d)
Angels Crest
Anonymous * Another Earth
* Another Year Answers to Nothing * The Arbor (d)
* Armadillo (d) * The Art of Getting By The Artist
* Atlas Shrugged: Part One * Attack the Block

* Baaria
* Bal (Honey) * Barney's Version
* Beats,Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (d) * Beautiful Boy Beautiful Darling (d
* A Beautiful Life * The Beaver * Beginners
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (d) * Bellflower The Bengali Detective (d)
* Bereavement * A Better Life * Beware the Gonzo
* The Big Bang * Bill Cunningham New York (d) * Biutiful
* Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975 (d) * Blackthorn Blank City (d)
* Bobby Fischer Against the World (d) * Bride Flight * Brighton Rock
* Buck (d) El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (d) * Bunraku
* Burke & Hare * The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman

* Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (d)
* Carancho Carnage
The Catechism Cataclysm * Cave of Forgotten Dreams (d) * Cedar Rapids
* Certifiably Jonathan
Certified Copy Chasing Madoff (d)
* Circo (d) * Circumstance The City Dark (d)
City of Life and Death * Cold Fish * Cold Weather
* The Company Men * Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (d) The Conquest
* The Conspirator Crab Trap * Cracks

A Dangerous Method
The Dead The Descendants
* Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame * The Devil's Double The Double Hour

Eames: The Architect and the Painter (d)
* Elektra Luxx The Elephant in the Living Room (d)
* Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance * Even the Rain * Every Day
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (d) * Everything Must Go

Farmageddon: The Unseen War of American Family Farms (d)
* Film Socialisme
The First Beautiful Thing
* The First Grader Florent: Queen of the Meat Market (d) * Forks Over Knives (d)
From the Back of the Room (d) * The Future

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
Garbo: The Spy (d)
* A Good Old Fashioned Orgy * The Grace Card * The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (d)
* Griff the Invisible * The Guard Gun Hill Road

* Happythankyoumoreplease
Happy Happy
Le Havre
* Heartbeats The Hedgehog Hell and Back Again (d)
* Henry's Crime * Hesher * Hey Boo: Harper Lee and "To Kill a Mockingbird" (d)
* Higher Ground * Hobo with a Shotgun * A Horrible Way to Die
* The Housemaid * How I Ended This Summer How to Live Forever (d)
The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence

* I Saw the Devil
* I Will Follow
* If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (d)
* The Illusionist * Immigration Tango * In a Better World
In the Land of Blood and Honey
* Incendies * Inside Hana's Suitcase (d)
The Interrupters (d) Into the Abyss (d) The Iron Lady
* Ironclad

* Jane Eyre
Janie Jones
* Jig (d)
John Portman: A Life of Building (d)
Just Like Us (d)

* Kaboom
* Kidnapped
* Kill the Irishman
King of Devil's Island

* L'amour Fou (d)
* The Last Circus
* The Last Lions (d)
* The Last Mountain (d) * Last Night * Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
* Life, Above All * Life in a Day (d) Like Crazy
Limelight (d) * A Little Help Littlerock
A Lonely Place to Die Louder Than a Bomb (d) * Love Crime
Love, Etc. (d) Love in Space
* Lucky (d)

Machine Gun Preacher
* Magic Trip (d) * Main Street
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (d) Margaret * Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene * Master Harold and the Boys * Meek's Cutoff
* Meet Monica Velour
Melancholia Mia and the Migoo
* Midnight in Paris The Mighty Macs The Mill and the Cross
* Miral * Monogamy * Mooz-lum
Mozart's Sister * Mr. Nice * The Music Never Stopped
My Afternoons with Margueritte My Kingdom My Perestroika (d)
My Piece of the Pie My Reincarnation (d)
My Week with Marilyn
Mysteries of Lisbon * The Myth of the American Sleepover

* The Names of Love
* Nénette (d) * Nostalgia for the Light (d)

* Of Gods and Men * Oranges & Sunshine
* Orgasm, Inc. (d) The Other F Word (d)
* The Other Woman

* Page One: Inside the New York Times (d)
Passione: A Musical Adventure
Paul Goodman Changed My Life (d)
* Pearl Jam Twenty (d) * The Perfect Host
* Phase 7 * Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (d) Pianomania (d)
Pina (d) * Poetry * Point Blank
* Potiche * Primal * The Princess of Montpensier
Project Nim (d)

* Le Quattro Volte
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (d)
* Queen to Play

La Rafle * Rammbock: Berlin Undead
* Rapt * Red State
* Rejoice & Shout (d)
Restless Resurrect Dead: Mystery of Toynbee Tiles (d)
Revenge of the Electric Car (d)
* The Robber * Rubber

* Sarah's Key
Satan Hates You
Savage Memory (d)
Saviors in the Night Secret Museums: In Search of Hidden Erotic Art (d) * Senna (d)
A Separation * Septien * Seven Days in Utopia
Shame * Shaolin * Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (d)
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (d) Silent Souls Sint
The Skin I Live In The Sky Turns (d) Sleeping Beauty (Leigh)
* The Sleeping Beauty (Breillat) * Small Town Murder Songs * Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
* A Somewhat Gentle Man * Sons of Perdition (d) * Stake land
* The Strange Case of Angelica * Submarine * Summer Wars
* Super * Sympathy for Delicious

* Tabloid (d)
Take Shelter
* Tales from the Golden Age
* Terri There Be Dragons * These Amazing Shadows (d)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * Toast Tomboy
* Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (d) * The Tree * Tree of Life
* Trespass * Trigger * The Trip
* Troll Hunter * True Adolescents
* True Legend
* Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Tyrannosaur

* Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Unfinished Spaces (d)

Vincent Wants to Sea
* Viva Riva!

* The Ward
* The Warring States The Way
* The Way Back * We Are What We Are
We Were Here (d)
* Weekend * What Women Want * When We Leave
The Whistleblower * White Irish Drinkers * Win Win
* Winter in Wartime The Woman The Woman with the 5 Elephants (d)
The Women on the 6th Floor !Women Art Revolution (d) The Woodmans (d)

* YellowBrickRoad
Young Adult
Young Goethe in Love

* Zenith

Festival Films

Atomic Brain Invasion

A Boy and His Samurai Buddha Mountain

The Corridor

The Dead Inside

Frankie in Blunderland



Legend of the Millennium Dragon

Machete Maidens Unleashed! (d)
* The Man From Nowhere
Milocrorze: A Love Story

Ninja Kids!!!

On the Ice
One Big Hapa Family

The Perfect Family


The Reef

Son of God (d)

We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân (d)
Windfall (d)


Ineligible Films

The Debt Drive

The Ides of March
In Time

J. Edgar

Our Idiot Brother

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