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Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2015. 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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* 3 Hearts 3 Nights in the Desert
3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (d) 3L13
* 5 Flights Up
* 5 to 7 * 7 Chinese Brothers * 7 Minutes
10 Cent Pistol 10 Days in a Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story The 11th Hour
12 Golden Ducks * 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
20 Once Again
* 24 Days * 45 Years * 52 Tuesdays
* '71 90 Minutes in Heaven 99 Homes
* The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared * 1001 Grams 1915
1971 (d) 10,000 km * 10,000 Saints

* A La Mala
* About Elly
Above and Beyond (d)
* Actress (d)
Addicted to Fresno Addiction: A 60s Love Story
* Adult Beginners Advantageous
The Advocate: A Missing Body
* After Words * Against the Sun * Air
* Alex of Venice The Algerian * Alien Outpost
* All the Wilderness All Things Must Pass: The Rise & Fall of Tower Records (d) * Alléluia
Allure Almost There (d) * Aloft
Altered Minds * American Heist American Hero
Americons * Amira & Sam Among the Believers (d)
* Amy (d) Anarchy Parlor Anguish
* Animals Anomalisa * Antarctic Edge: 70° South (d)
Apartment Troubles * Approaching the Elephant (d) * Appropriate Behavior
Arabian Nights, v. 1 - The Restless One Arabian Nights, v. 2 - The Desolate One Arabian Nights, v. 3 - The Enchanted One
Aram, Aram * Archie's Betty (d) The Ark of Mr. Chow
The Armor of Light (d) Ashby The Assassin
* Assassination Asthma Attack on Titan: End of the World

* Backcountry
Back in Time * Backstreet Boys: Show 'em What You're Made Of (d)
* Bad Asses on the Bayou
Badlapur Bajirao Mastani
A Ballerina's Tale (d)
* Ballet 422 (d) Balls Out
Bangistan * The Barber Bare
* Barely Lethal Barista (d)
* Batkid Begins (d)
Beasts of No Nation The Beauty Inside
Becoming Bulletproof (d) * Before We Go Being Evel (d)
* Beloved Sisters Below Dreams Best of Enemies (d)
* Beyond the Mask * Beyond the Reach * Big Game
Big in Japan * Big Muddy Big Significant Things
* Big Sky Big Stone Gap
Bikes vs. Cars (d)
* Black Coal, Thin Ice
* Black Sea Black Souls (Anime Nere)
Blackhats Bleeding Heart Blind
Bluebird Body Boiling Pot
Bolshoi Babylon (d) Bombay Velvet Bone Tomahawk
Bonobos: Back to the Wild (d) * A Borrowed Identity * Boulevard
* Bound to Vengeance The Boy The Boy and the Beast
Boy and the World The Boy from Geita (d) * Boy Meets Girl
Boychoir Brand: A Second Coming (d) A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story (d)
* Bravetown Breaking Through Breathe
A Brilliant Young Mind * Broken Horses Brooklyn
Brothers * Buen Día, Ramón * Burying the Ex
Buzzard By the Sea

* Cake
Call for Help (d)
* Call Me Lucky (d)
Capital C (d)
Capture the Flag
Carol Cartel Land (d)
Carter High * Cas & Dylan Casa Grande
Censored Voices (d) C'est si Bon Chagall-Malevich
The Challenger Champs (d) Charlie's Country
Cheatin' Chi-Raq * Child 44
Childless Chloe & Theo The Chosen
Christmas, Again Christmas Eve
* A Christmas Horror Story
* Close Range
Closer to God * Closer to the Moon
* Clouds of Sils Maria Coast of Death (d) Cobain: Montage of Heck (d)
* The Cobbler The Cokeville Miracle Coming Home
Condemned * The Condemned 2 * The Connection
Contracted Phase II * Cooties * Cop Car
Counting (d) The Creation of Meaning The Creeping Garden (d)
Criminal Activities Cronies Crumbs
* Cupcakes The Cut * Cut Bank
* Cut Snake * Cymbeline

* Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Dancin' It's On
The Danish Girl
* Danny Collins Dark Awakening * Dark Places
* Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World (d) * Dark Summer * Dark Was the Night
* Dawn Patrol Days of Grace * The Dead Lands
Death Valley
Deathgasm * Deli Man (d)
Dementia Democrats (d)
* Desert Dancer
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Devil and Angel
* The Devil's Violinist
* The Diabolical * Dial A Prayer * The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Difret * Digging for Fire * Digging Up the Marrow
Dil Dhadakne Do Dilwale
* Dior and I
The Diplomat (d)
Dirty Weekend (Dis)honesty: the Truth Abous Lies (d)
Dismembering Christmas Dixieland Do I Sound Gay? (d)
Don Verdean * Doomsdays Dragon Blade
Dream/Killer (d) Drishyam Drone (d)
Drown Drunktown's Finest Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lamppon (d)
* The Duke of Burgundy Dukhtar

Earth's Golden Playground (d)
* Eastern Boys * Echoes of War
Effie Gray * Eli Roth Presents: The Stranger
The Emperor's New Clothes (d)
* The End of the Tour * Enter the Dangerous Mind
Entertainment * Escobar: Paradise Lost Eva
Evaporating Borders (d) Every Last Child (d) * Every Secret Thing
Everything Will Be Fine Evidence of Harm (d) Ex-Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back
Experimenter * Extinction Extraction
Extraordinary Tales

* The Face of an Angel
Fall in Love Like a Star Famous Nathan (d)
Far from Men * Far from the Madding Crowd Farewell, Herr Schwarz
* The Farewell Party A Faster Horse (d) * Faults
Felix and Meira * Felt Fever
The Film Critic * The Final Girls Finders Keepers (d)
* Five Star Flowers The Forbidden Room
The Forecaster (d) Forever Young * The Forger
Fort Tilden Frame by Frame (d) Frank the Bastard
Freaks of Nature * Freedom Freeheld
Freetown * Fresh Dressed (d) Funny Bunny
* Futuro Beach

* Gabriel
Gangnam Blues
The Gardeners of Eden (d)
A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Anima Profile (d) * Gemma Bovary The Genital Warriors
* Gerontophilia * Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Girl House
The Girl in the Book * The Girl is in Trouble A Girl Like Her
* Girlhood * Glass Chin (d) Gloria
Go Away Mr. Tumor God Bless the Child Going Away
* Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (d) The Golden Dream Gone Doggy Gone
* Good Kill Goodbye Mr. Loser * Goodnight Mommy
Grandma The Great Man The Great Museum (d)
Growing Up and Other Lies * Güeros * Guidance

The Hallow
*The Hand That Feeds (d) * A Hard Day
Hard Labor * The Harvest * Hawaizaada
Hayride 2 He Named Me Malala (d) He Never Died
Heart Like a Hand Grenade (d) Heart of a Dog (d) * Heaven Knows What
Heist Hell and Back Hellions
Heneral Luna Hero
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise (d)
The Himalayas Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor Hitchcock/Truffaut (d)
* Hits Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision * Home Sweet Hell
Homemakers Homme Less (d) An Honest Liar (d)
Horse Money Hot Sugar's Cold World (d) Hot Water (d)
* The House Across the Street The House That Jack Built How to Change the World (d)
How to Save Us * Human Capital * The Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence
The Human Experiment (d) * The Humbling * Hungry Hearts
* The Hunting Ground (d) * Hyena

* I Am Big Bird (d) * I Am Chris Farley (d)
I Am Thor (d)
I Believe in Unicorns i-LIVED
I Smile Back * I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine I Touched All Your Stuff (d)
* I'll See You In My Dreams In Country (d) In Jackson Heights (d)
In My Father's House (d) In Stereo
* In the Name of My Daughter India's Daughter (d) Infinitely Polar Bear
Ingrid Bergman:In Her Own Words (d) * Into the Grizzly Maze
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero
Iraqi Odyssey (d) * Iris (d)
The Iron Ministry (d)
Irrational Man It's All So Quiet

* Jack Strong
* Jackie & Ryan James White
Jane B. for Agnes V. Janis: Little Girl Blue (d) Jason and Shirley
* Jauja Jenny's Wedding * Jimmy's Hall
A Journey Through Time with Antony
Joy of Man's Desiring (d) Julia
* Just Before I Go Just Let Go

Karski & the Lords of Humanity (d)
The Keeping Room Khalil Gibran's The Prophet
* Kidnapping Mr. Heineken * The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq * Kill Me Three Times
* Killers Killing Them Safely (d)
Kilo Two Bravo
The Kindergarten Teacher Kingdom of Shadows (d) * Knock Knock
Know How * Kumiko the Treasure Hunter Kung Fu Elliot (d)
* Kung Fu Killer

L is for Leisure
L.A. Slasher
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
The Lady in the Van * Lambert & Stamp (d)
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Larry Kramer in Love and Anger (d) * The Last Five Years
* Last Knights * Last Shift The Last Women Standing
* Laugh Killer Laugh Learning to Drive The Left Ear
Legend * A Lego Brickumentary (d) * The Lesson
Let's Get Married The Letters * Leviathan
Life * Like Sunday, Like Rain * Lila and Eve
Listen to Me Marlon (d) Listening * Little Accidents
* A Little Chaos * The Little Death Live from New York! (d)
* The Living Living in the Age of Airplanes (d) * Loitering with Intent
The Look of Silence (d) * The Looking Glass * Lost and Love
Lost in Hong Kong * Lost in the Sun * Lost River
Love * Love & Mercy * Love at First Fight
Love on the Cloud * Love, Rosie * The Lovers
* Lovesick Lucky Stiff

Mad as Hell (d) Mad Women
* Madame Bovary Madame Phung's Last Journey (d)
* The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
* Maggie * Making Rounds (d) Mala Mala (d)
The Man from Reno The Man in 3B Man Up
The Man Who Saved the World (d) * Manglehorn * Manny
Manos Sucias Manson Family Vacation * Maps to the Stars
* Marfa Girl Marie's Story * Match
* Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (d) Maya the Bee Movie McCullin (d)
* Me, and Earl, and the Dying Girl Meadowland Medeas
Mediterranea Meet Me in Montenegro
* Meet the Patels (d)
Memories of the Sword The Mend * Merchants of Doubt (d)
Meru (d) Metalhead Mi America
The Midnight Swim * Misery Loves Comedy (d)
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (d) Miss You Already Mission to Lars (d)
* Mississippi Grind Mistress America Misunderstood
Mojin: The Lost Legend * Momentum * Monsters: Dark Continent
Moomins on the Riviera
* A Most Violent Year The Moving Creatures
* Mr. Holmes Mr. Six
Mr. X
* A Murder in the Park (d) Mustang My Friend Victoria
My Voice My Life (d) My Way

* Nasty Baby
Natural Resistance (d) * Ned Rifle
The New Girlfriend Night Owls * Nightingale
* Nightlight * The Nightmare (d) Nina Forever
Noble Noma My Perfect Storm (d) Northern Borders
Northern Limit Line
Northern Soul * Northmen: A Viking Saga
* Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot (d)

* October Gale
* Ode to My Father
Of Men and War (d)
The Office Olvidados * On the Way to School (d)
One and Two One Cut, One Life (d)
* One Small Hitch
Only the Dead
Only You An Open Secret (d)
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (d) The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (d) Other People's Children
* Our Man in Tehran (d) Our Times Out of My Hand
* Out of the Dark * Outcast The Outfield
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (d) * The Overnight OzLand

Packed in a Trunk (d)
Palio (d) Pancake Man
* Partisan * Pass the Light Paul Taylor: Creative Domain (d)
Paulo Coelho's Best Story Patch Town * Pay the Ghost
Peace Officer (d) The Pearl Button (d) Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (d)
* People Places Things Phantom * Phantom Halo
Phoenix The Phoenix Project A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Piku * Playing it Cool Please Be Normal
Poached (d) * Pod * Police Story: Lockdown
* Predestination * Preggoland Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
* Preservation The Price We Pay (d) Prince
The Princess of France Prophet's Prey (d) Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

Queen & Country
Queen of Earth

* R100 Racing Extinction (d)
* Reality
* [Rec] 4: Apocalypse * Red Army (d) Red Herring
Reset * Results
* Return to Sender Reversion * The Rewrite
* Ride * The Riot Club Rise
River of Fundament * Road Hard * The Road Within
* Robot Overlords Room Rosenwald (d)
A Royal Night Out The Royal Road (d) Rubble Kings (d)
* The Runner Running Man * Runoff
The Russian Woodpecker (d)

* Saint Laurent * The Salvation * The Salt of the Earth (d)
* Salvation Army Samba Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance
Sand Dollars
* La Sapienza Saving Mr. Wu
The Search for General Tso (d) Searching for Home: Coming Back from War (d) The Second Mother
Secret of Water (d) Seeds of Time (d) Sembene! (d)
* Serena * Set Fire to the Stars * The Seven Five (d)
The Seventh Dwarf Sex, Death and Bowling * Seymour: An Introduction (d)
Shamitabh Shanghai
She Remembers, He Forgets
Shelter Sherpa (d)
She's Beautiful When She's Angry (d) * She's Funny That Way She's Lost Control
Short Skin Shout Gladi Gladi (d) A Sinner in Mecca
The Sisterhood of Night Sleeping with Other People Sleepless in New York (d)
SlingShot (d) * Slow West Smosh: The Movie
Sneakerheadz (d) Snervous Tyler Oakley (d) * Some Kind of Beautiful
* Some Kind of Hate Something, Anything Something Better to Come
Somewhere Only We Know * Son of a Gun Son of Saul
Song of Lahore (d) * Song of the Sea * Song One
Songs from the Forest (d) Songs from the North (d) The Sound and the Fury
Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (d) * Spare Parts Spotlight
* Spring * The Stanford Prison Experiment Stations of the Cross
Steak (R)evolution (d) Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (d) Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (d)
* Still Alice Still Life Stink! (d)
Stinking Heaven Stonewall Straight Outta Tompkins
* Strangerland Stray Dog (d) Streams in the Desert: Words of Life
Stung Submerged Suffragette
* The Suicide Theory The Summer of Sangaile Sunday Ball (d)
Sunset Edge Sunshine Superman (d) * Supremacy
Surprise: Journey to the West * Survivor Sweet Micky for President (d)

Tab Hunter Confidential (d)
The Tainted Veil (d)
Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis (d)
* The Taking of Tiger Mountain Tales of Halloween Talvar
Tamasha * Tangerine * Tangerines
Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango (d)
Tap World (d) Taxi
Tentacle 8 (T)error (d)
* Testament of Youth
Tevar That Guy Dick Miller (d) * That Sugar Film (d)
Theeb This Changes Everything (d) This Isn't Funny
Those Who Feel the Fire Burning (d) Three Night Stand * Timbuktu
* Time Out of Mind
To the Fore Tokyo Tribe
Tom at the Farm * Top Spin (d) Tower to the People: Tesla's Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues (d)
* Tracers TransFatty Lives (d)
The Tribe Triumph in the Skies The True Cost (d)
* True Story Trumbo
* Tu Dors Nicole
Turbo Kid Twenty * Twinsters (d)
* Two Hundred Thousand Dirty
* Two Men in Town Two Step

La última película
Unbranded (d) * Uncertain Terms
Uncle John Uncle Nick
* Unexpected
Unfreedom United Passions Unsullied

* Valley of Saints
* The Vatican Tapes
Very Semi-Serious (d)
Veteran * Vice Victoria
* The Voices

* Walter The Wannabe
The Wanted 18 (d)
Wa-shoku Dream: Beyond Sushi (d) * The Water Diviner * We Are Still Here
We Come as Friends (d) Welcome to Leith (d)
* Welcome to Me
* Welcome to New York We'll Never Have Paris Western (d)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (d) What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (d) * What We Did On Our Holiday
* What We Do in the Shadows When Animals Dream When Evening Falls on Bucharest 0r Metabolism
* When Marnie Was There When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin (d) * Where Hope Grows
* While We're Young * White God * White Rabbit
* The Widowmaker (d) Wildlike * Wild Card
Wild City * Wild Horses * Wild Tales
The Winding Stream (d) Windsor Drive The Wine of Summer
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (d) * Winter Sleep The Witness
* A Wolf at the Door * Wolf Totem * The Wolfpack (d)
A Woman Like Me (d) A Wonderful Cloud The Wonders
* The World Made Straight The World of Kanako Wrecker
* The Wrecking Crew (d) * Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

* Xenia

Yakuza Apocalypse
A Year in Champagne (d)
Yellow Day
* The Yes Men Are Revolting (d) * The Young & Prodigious T.S. Spivet The Young Kieslowski

* Z for Zachariah
Zarafa Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal
* Zipper
* Zombeavers

Festival Films

100 Yen Love

Angkor's Children
The Arti: The Adventure Begins Assassination Classroom Ava's Possessions

Bag Boy Lover Boy
Big Match
Blessid Blood of My Blood

Bloody KnucklesM The Blue Hour Bridgend

Call Me Lucky
Cash Only
Catch Me Daddy
The Chinese Mayor (d) A Christmas Horror Story
The Crimson Whale
Cruel Crumbs

Deadman Inferno
Desert Migration Dys-

The Editor
Elephant Song
Excess Flesh

Fade to White
Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (d)
Fatal Frame
From Afar
Full Strike Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD (d)

The Golden Cane Warrior

The Hallow
Hard to Be a God
He Never Died
The History of Time Travel Hostile

I Am a Knife with Legs
I was a Teenage Superhero Sidekick Inner Demon
The Interior The Invitation


La La La at Rock Bottom
Lesson of the Evil The Lost Conquest (d)
Love & Peace

The Master Plan
Miniscule: Valley of the Lost Ants
Miss Hokusai The Murder Case of Hana & Alice

Ninja the Monster
Nowhere Girl

On the White Planet

Parallel Poison Berry in My Brain
Port of Call
Possessed Princess Jellyfish

The Real Miyagi (d)
The Royal Tailor
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen

Scherzo Diabolico
Shadows on the Wall The Shamer's Daughter
Shinjuku Swan Socialphobia Suicide or Lulu and Me in a World Meant for Two
Sunrise Surprise

The Taking Tazza: The Hidden Card
Teana: 1000 Years Later (T)error (d) Therapy for a Vampire
They Look Like People


The Visit (d)

We Are Still Here
Where to Invade Next (d)
Wonderful World End

Ineligible Films

Big Eyes


Ex Machina

* Fifty Shades of Grey

* The Gunman

* It Follows

Jupiter Ascending

The Martian

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel