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Greg Jacobs and Emily Neil in Toronto

Greg and Emily provide Point and Counterpoint at the Toronto International Film Festival

Last updated: April 23, 2010
Copyright 2006 Michael R. Colford.
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Welcome to Chlotrudis Reviews. Chlotrudis members, being the opinionated lot that they are, are constantly commenting about the films they see. In addtion, Chlotrudis members attend many Film Festivals throughout the year. The reviews section of the website collects Chlotrudis members' comments and reviews of films and festivals for your perusal.

Members' movie reviews of films eligible for nomination for the Chlotrudis Award have been posted on the website since 2001. Films are eligible if they are produced by studios independent of Hollywood in the calendar year, and distributed nationally with a theatrical release in the Boston area. Films can be distributed by Hollywood studios, as long as the funds for production do not come from those sources. The independent films eligible for Chlotrudis Awards nomination are listed by year. Underlined film titles are linked to member reviews. Some reviews of films that are not-eligible for nomination have also been included. If you have a suggestion, or a film you'd like to see commented on by Chlotrudis Members, send us an e-mail.

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film festivals

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Chlotrudis Awards reviews more than just movies. Come read what our members have to say about Film Festivals! One of the best chances Chlotrudis members get to see the latest independent films is at Film Festivals. There are hundreds of Film Festivals all across the globe each year, and Chlotrudis members do their best to catch a few, not only in the Boston area, internationally. This section will also feature Film Festival reports from Chlotrudis Awards members. The Toronto International Film Festival gets a lot of attention from our members because it's such an accessible festival for the public. In addition to the many terrific Film Festivals that take place in the Boston area, Chlotrudis Awards will be tapping their members across the country to share the excitement of the Film Festivals in their stomping grounds.

If you're planning on attending any of these festivals, send us an e-mail to let us know and we'll try to say hello. Chlotrudis Awards membership is like taking part in a year-round Film Festival. If you're interested in joining, visit our membership page. Now take a look at the Festivals Chlotrudis members have attended recently, and click on it to read the latest reports.

rough cut

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From time to time the Chlotrudis Society is contacted by filmmakers who ask us to review their work before it has distribution. Sometimes these are films by emerging filmmakers who are just getting started. Other times these are films that are in a rough cut stage, not yet ready for release. Filmmakers like to have audiences preview these films in the early stages so they can tweak them before release. The "rough cut" section of the webpage will feature reviews of such films from Chlotrudis members who have taken part is such a review process.