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Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2014. 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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* 2 Autumns 3 Winters 2 States
* 7 Boxes * 12 O'Clock Boys * 13 Sins
* 14 Blades 21 Years: Richard Linklater (d)
23 Blast
* 24 Exposures 37: A Final Promise 50 to 1
1,000 Times Good Night 20,000 Days on Earth

Aaha Kalyanam
Aatsinki: the Story of Arctic Cowboys (d) ABC's of Death 2
Aberdeen * About Alex * Abuse of Weakness
Actress (d) The Admiral: Roaring Currents * Adult World
* The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Affluenza * After
* After the Dark After the Fall Aftermath
* Afternoon Of A Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq (d) * Age of Uprising: the Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (d)
* Alan Partridge Algorithms (d) * Alien Abduction
* Alive Inside (d) * All Cheerleaders Die All Relative
All You Need is Love (d) * Almost Human The Almost Man
Alone Yet Not Alone Altered States of Plaine Always Woodstock
* The Amazing Catfish An American in Hollywood * American Jesus (d)
American Mustang The American Nurse (d) American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (d)
Among Ravens Angels in Stardust * The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
* Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (d) Anohana the Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day * Anna
* The Anonymous People (d) Another Me Antarctica: A Year on Ice (d)
* Antboy Anything for Alice Apocalypse: The Bill Callahan Tour Film (d)
App * Archipelago * Are You Here
Art and Craft (d) * The Art of the Steal * As It Is In Heaven
Asmodexia * At Middleton * The Attorney
* Authors Anonymous Awakened * Awful Nice

The Babadook * Back in the Day * Bad Johnson
Bad Turn Worse * The Bag Man Band of Sisters (d)
Bang Bang * Banshee Chapter * La Bare
* Barefoot The Barefoot Artist (d) * The Battered Bastards of Baseball (d)
Before I Disappear Before You Know It (d) * Behaving Badly
Beijing Love Story Being Ginger (d) * Belle
Believe Me * Beneath * Beneath the Harvest Sky
Beside Still Waters * Best Night Ever * The Best Offer
* Bethlehem
The Better Angels
* Better Living Through Chemistry
* Beyond Outrage * Beyond the Edge (d) Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
* Bicycling with Molière The Big Ask * Big Bad Wolves
* Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (d) Big Men (d) Billy Bates
* Bird People * A Birder's Guide to Everything Birdman
Bitter Honey (d) Bjork: Biophilia Live (d) * Black Coffee
* Black Out * Blood Glacier Blood Ransom
* Blood Ties The Blue Room * Blue Ruin
Blumenthal Bobby Jasoos * Borgman
* Bottled Up * Bound by Flesh (d)
* Boyhood
The Boys of Abu Ghraib Braddock, America (d) Brahmin Bulls
Breaking the Frame (d) Breakup Buddies The Breakup Guru
Breastmilk (d) * Breathe In Bright Days Ahead
* Brightest Star * A Brony Tale (d) Brush with Danger
* Burning Blue The Burning Buddha Man * Burt's Buzz (d)
But Always Butter on the Latch By the Gun

* Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
* California Scheming * The Calling
Calvary cam2cam Camp X-Ray
The Canal
Cantinflas * The Captive
The Case Against 8 (d) * Cavemen * Cesar Chavez
* Cesar's Last Fast (d) Chander Pahar Chaplin of the Mountains
Chapman * Cheap Thrills * Chef
* Le Chef * Child of God * Child's Pose
* Chinese Puzzle Chlorine The Circle
Citizenfour (d) * Citizen Koch (d) Closed Curtain
Code Black (d) * A Coffee in Berlin
Cold Bloom * Cold Comes the Night * Cold in July
* The Cold Lands * Coldwater The Color of Time
* Come Back to Me Comet
Concerning Violence (d)
* The Congress Copenhagen * Cuban Fury
The Culture High (d) Cyber-Seniors (d)

* DamNation (d)
The Dance of Reality
* Dancing in Jaffa (d)
* Dark House * Date and Switch Days and Nights
Dear White People Death Metal Angola (d)
* The Decent One (d)
* Decoding Annie Parker * Deepsea Challenge 3D (d) Default
Delusions of Guinevere * Demi-Soeur * The Den
* Devil's Knot Different Drummers Dinosaur 13 (d)
Diplomacy * The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby The Discoverers
Divorce Corp (d) * Documented (d) * The Dog (d)
* Dom Hemingway * Don Peyote * Dormant Beauty
* The Double Down and Dangerous * Drive Hard
* Drones Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty (d) Dying of the Light

* Easy Money: Hard to Kill
Ek Villain
* Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (d)
Elena (d) Elsa & Fred
Emoticon ;)
* Empty Hours * Enemies Closer * Enemy
* Ernest & Celestine Eternity: The Movie Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo
* Evergreen: the Road to Legalization (d)
* Exhibition Exists
Expedition to the End of the World (d) Expelled * Exposed (d)

* The Face of Love
* Fading Gigolo
* A Fantastic Fear of Everything Farmland (d) Fatal Assistance
The Fatal Encounter * Fed Up (d) Felony
* A Field in England Fifi Howls From Happiness (d) Filmistaan
* Filth * The Final Member (d) Finding Fanny
Finding Fela! (d) * Finding Vivian Maier (d) Fishing Without Nets
* A Five Star Life Flamenco Flamenco (d) Flex is Kings (d)
* The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter Fonzy Food Chains (d)
* For a Woman * For No Good Reason (d) Force Majeure
* Fort Bliss Foxcatcher The Foxy Merkins
A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times (d) * Frank * Frankie & Alice
* Free Ride Free the Nipple * The French Minister
Frequencies Friended to Death From Both Sides of the Aegean: Expulsion and Exchange of Populations, Turkey-Greece: 1922-1924 (d)

* G. B. F.
* The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (d)
Gebo and the Shadow
* Generation War * The German Doctor
Get Santa
Getting to the Nutcracker (d) * Gimme Shelter
The Girl and Death
* Girl on a Bicycle A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (d)
* Gloria God Help the Girl
God the Father (d)
God's Pocket The Golden Era
A Good Marriage * The Good Life Goodbye to All That
Goodbye to Language * Goodbye World * Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (d)
* The Grand Budapoest Hotel Grand Départ * Grand Piano
* The Grand Seduction The Great Flood (d) The Great Invisible (d)
Greencard Warriors The Guest
Guilty of Romance
* Gunday

The Hacker Wars (d)
The Hadza: Last of the First (d)
* HairBrained * Half of a Yellow Sun Half The Road: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women's Professional Cycling (d)
Hangar 10
Hank and Asha Hanna Ranch (d)
* Happy Christmas Happy New Year Harlem Street Singer (d)
Hasee Toh Phasee * Hateship Loveship * Haunt
The Heart Machine Hector and the Search for Happiness * Heli
Hellaware * Hellion Henry & Me
Heropanti Hide Your Smiling Faces Highway
Himizu The Historian Hit by Lightning
Holiday Holidaysburg * Holy Ghost People
Home, James The Homesman * Honey
Honour * The Hornet's Nest (d) Horns
* Horses of God * The Human Race Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

I Am Happiness on Earth
I Am I I Am Santa Claus
I Know That Voice
I Origins * Iceman
* Ida If You Build It (d) If You Don't, I Will
* Ilo Ilo The imitation Game * The Immigrant
The Immortalists (d) In Bloom * In Fear
In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter (d) * In Secret * In the Blood
In the House of Flies Indigo Children Inherent Vice
Inner Demons * Interior. Leather Bar. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (d)
The Interview The Invisible Front (d) * The Invisible Woman
* Ironclad: Battle for Blood The Island of St. Matthews (d) Isn't It Delicious?
* It Felt Like Love It Was You Charlie * Ivory Tower (d)

* Jackpot
Jai Ho Jake Squared
* Jamesy Boy * Jealousy
Jersey Shore Massacre
* The Jewish Cardinal Jews of Egypt (d)
Jimi: All Is By My Side (d) * Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian Jinn
Jobriath A.D. (d) * Jodorowsky's Dune (d) * Joe
* Journey to the West * Just a Sigh

K Missing Kings
K2: Siren of theHimalayas (d)
Kabbalah Me
Keep On Keepin' On (d)
Khoobsurat Kick
* Kid Cannabis * Kidnapped for Christ (d)
Kids for Cash (d)
Kill Dil The Kill Team The King of Escape
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (d) Kink (d) * Kite
* Knights of Badassdom Kochadaiiyaan: the Legend * Korengal (d)
* Kundo: Age of the Rampant

Laggies Land Ho!
* The Last of the Unjust (d) * Last Passenger
* The Last Sentence
Last Weekend Late Phases * A Letter to Momo
* Level Five Leviathan
Levitated Mass (d)
The Liberator * Life After Beth The Life and Times of Doris Payne (d)
A Life in Dirty Pictures (d) Life is Strange (d) Life Itself (d)
* Life of a King * Life of Crime Life of Riley
Life Partners Life's a Breeze * Like Father, Like Son
Lila Lila Lilting Lily
Listen Up Philip The Little Bedroom Little Feet
A Little Game Little Hope Was Arson (d) The Little Tin Man
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (d) * Locke * Locker 13
* A Long Way Down The Lookalike * Louder Than Words
Love & Air Sex Love Hunter Love is in the Air
Love is Strange * The Love Punch Low Down
Lucky Bastard * Lucky Them * Lullaby
* The Lunchbox

The M Word
* The Machine Made in America (d)
* Magic in the Moonlight Magical Universe (d) Magician: the Astonishing Life and Workd of Orson Welles (d)
Maidan (d) * Maidentrip (d) The Maid's Room
* Make Your Move * Maladies * Manakamana (d)
* Manuscripts Don't Burn * Marius Mars at Sunrise
Mary Kom A Master Builder Master of the Universe (d)
May in the Summer * McCanick Me and You
* Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (d) * A Merry Friggin' Christmas Miss Julie
Miss Lovely Miss Meadows * The Missing Picture (d)
* Missing William Missionary Mistaken for Strangers (d)
* Moebius * The Moment Monk with a Camera (d)
* Mood Indigo Mommy
More Than the Rainbow (d)
* A Most Wanted Man * Mr. Jones Mr. Turner
* Mr. X, a Vision of Leon Carax (d) Murder of a Cat * My Man is a Loser

Next Year In Jerusalem (d)
* A Night in Old Mexico * Night Moves
* No God No Master No Tears for the Dead * Norte, the End of History
Not Cool Nothing Bad Can Happen Nothing Without You
Now: In the Wings on a World Stage (d) Nurse 3D * Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 & II

* Obvious Child
Occupy the Farm (d)
* Odd Thomas
* Old Goats * Omar On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter (d)
* On My Way One Candle, Two Candles One Chance
* The One I Love * Only Lovers Left Alive The Only Real Game (d)
* Open Grave Open Windows * The Outsider
The Overnighters (d)

* Palo Alto
* Papirosen (d) Paradise: Hope
* Particle Fever (d) * Patrick:Evil Awakens
Pelican Dreams (d)
A People Uncounted (d) * Perfect Sisters The Perfect Wave
* Persecuted Peter Brook: The Tightrope (d) A Picture of You
* Ping Pong Summer Pioneer The Pirates
* Plastic The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (d)
Plot for Peace (d) Point and Shoot (d) Poker Night
* Policeman * The Possession of Michael King Postman Pat: The Movie
Poverty Inc. (d) * Premature Preservation
The Pretty One * Pride * The Prince
Private Peaceful * A Promise * Protector 2
* Proxy Pump (d) Punjab 1984
Purgatorio: a Journey into the Heart of the Border (d) The Pyramid

Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet of Eternity (d)
* Radio Free Albemuth * Ragamuffin
* Rage * The Raid 2 * The Railway Man
* Raze * Reasonable Doubt * Reclaim
Redemption Trail * Redwood Highway * Refuge
Relationship Status: It's Copmlicated
Remote Area Medical (d)
* Repentance
A Requiem for Syrian Refugess (d) The Rescuers (d) * The Retrieval
Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 Return to the Hiding Place * The Returned
Revenge of the Green Dragons Revenge of the Mekons (d) Rich Hill (d)
* The Right Kind of Wrong * Rigor Mortis The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (d)
* Road to Paloma * Rob the Mob * The Rocket
Rocks in My Pockets Rosewater The Rover
Rudderless * Run & Jump

* The Sacrament The Salt of the Earth (d)
* Salvo
* School Dance See You Next Tuesday Sex Ed
Shaadi ke Side Effects
She's Beautiful When She's Angry (d) She's Dating the Gangster
* Shirin in Love * A Short History of Decay Short Peace
Showrunners: the Art of Running a TV Show (d)
* Siddharth * The Signal
Silent but Deadly Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage Singham Returns
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Skating to New York * The Skeleton Twins
The Sleepwalker Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story (d) * Small Time
* Snowpiercer Soft in the Head Someone Marry Barry
* Somewhere Slow The Song Song of the Sea
Souldier (d) * Space Station 76 Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music (d)
* Special ID A Spell to Ward off the Darkness (d)
* Stage Fright
* Stalingrad * Stand Clear of the Closing Doors The Standbys (d)
Starred Up Starry Eyes * Stay
Still I Strive (d) * Stonehearst Asylum Stones in the Sun
Stop the Pounding Heart * The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears * The Strange Little Cat
* Stranger by the Lake * Summer in February Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (d)
The Supreme Price (d) * The Suspect Swim Little Fish Swim

Tabloid Truth
Take Care
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
* Tasting Menu * Teenage (d) * Test
That Demon Within The Theory of Everything Theo's House
There's No Place Like Utopia (d) * They Came Together * Third Person
This Ain't No Mouse Music! (d) * This is Not a Ball (d) Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence (d)
Tiger Lily Road * Tim's Vermeer (d) Tip Top
To Be Takei (d) Torment
* Total Chaos
Touch the Wall (d)
* The Tower Tracks
* The Trip to Italy True Son (d) * Trust Me
* The Truth * The Truth About Emanuel Tusk
Two Days, One Night
The Two Faces of January * Two Lives
Two Night Stand

Unclaimed (d)
* Under the Electric Sky (d)
* Under the Skin
Underwater Dreams (d) * The Unknown Known (d)
* Unrelated
Unthinkable: An Airline Captain's Story Uzumasa Limelight

* Vanishing Pearls (d)
Veil of Tears (d)
* Venus in Fur
* Veronica Mars * Very Good Girls * Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
* Video Games: The Movie (d) Viktor The Villain
* Violette * Virunga (d) * Visitors
Viva la Libertà

* The Wait
* Walk of Shame
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago (d)
Walking with the Enemy
* War of the Worlds: Goliath * War Story
Warsaw Uprising (d) * Watermark (d) The Way He Looks
We Are Mari Pepa * We Are the Best! We Are the Giant (d)
Web Junkie (d) * Le Week-end West
* What If What Now? Remind Me (d) Where Was God? (d)
Where We Started
Whiplash White Bird in a Blizzard
* Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger (d) * Who is Diyani Cristal? (d) Why Don't You Play in Hell?
The Will A Will for the Woods (d) * Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
* Willow Creek * The Wind Rises Winter in the Blood
Winter Sleep
* Wish I Was Here * Witching and Bitching
* Wolf * Wolf Creek 2 Wolves
Women Who Flirt
The Word * Words and Pictures
A World Not Ours (d)
* Wrinkles * Wrong Cops

* Xingu

* Young & Beautiful
Young Ones
Yves Saint Laurent

Zero Motivation
Zero Theorem

Festival Films

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

A is for Alex
The Absent One
Ayiti Toma

Bends Big Muddy
Big Significant Things
Black Butler Blind Detective Boundless (d)
Bros Before Hos Buzzard

CinemAbility Clouds of Sils Maria
Cold Eyes Coming Home
The Creeping Garden (d) Crimes Against Humanity Cub

The Desert
Do I Sound Gay? (d) Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
Don't Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker & the Rumour Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2


Fat Shaker
Fish & Cat
Forgotten Kingdom Fort Tilden Four Corners
From Vegas to Macau Fuku-Chan of FukuFuku Flats

Giovanni's Island

Hal Han Gong-Ju
Hana-Dama (The Origins) Hardkor Disko History of Fear
Hockney (d)
Hwayi: A Monster Boy The Hypnotist

I Am Here
I Am Trash
In Her Place
In Order of Disappearance

Jacky in the Kingdom of Women
The Japanese Dog Jon Imber's Left Hand

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

The Last Days
Let Us Prey
The Look of Silence (d)
Love Eternal Love is the Perfect Crime

The Man in the Orange Jacket
Mea Culpa The Midnight Swim
Miss Granny The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji Monsterz
Mr. Go Murder in Pacot
My Name is Jonah (d)

Naked Ambition 3D
The New Girlfriend
Next Goal Wins (d)
Northern Borders

Of Horses and Men
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
Our Sunhi
Over Your Dead Body

The Perfect 46
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Quod erat Demonstrandum

The Reconstruction of William Zero Red Family
The Return to Homs (d) Return to Ithaca Ruroni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

Salvation Army Sand Dollars
The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow
The Search for General Tso (d) The Search for Weng Weng Seventh Code
Sheep She's Lost Control Shrew's Nest
Songs She Wrote About People She Knows
A Spell to Ward off the Darkness
Starry Eyes Steel Cold Winter Stop the Pounding Heart
Story of My Death Suburban Gothic Suck it Up Buttercup

Thermae Romae II
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
Tiger Tail in Blue Time Lapse
To Kill a Man
Tokyo Tribe Tommy
Trap Street
The Treatment


The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (d)
Vessel (d)

Wajma, An Afghan Love Story
Waste Land
We Come as Friends (d)
Welcome to Me The White Storm Why Don't You Play In Hell?
Wicker Kittens Wild Canaries Wolf Children
The World of Kanako



Ineligible Films

Before I Go To Sleep
Begin Again

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Get On Up

Heaven is for Real
The Hundred Foot Journey

The Judge

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