2003 Film Journal

Videos and DVDs are in italics. Films I saw for the first time have an asterisk (*) next to them. Not counting extras and promo items.

Jan 1 — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Jan 2 — The Hot Chick *
Jan 2 — Pinocchio [2002, dubbed version] *
Jan 3 — The Reluctant Dragon *
Jan 5 — Claire’s Knee *
Jan 5 — The Woman Next Door *
Jan 5 — The Best of the Muppet Show [Paul Simon, Raquel Welch episodes] *
Jan 6 — Being There
Jan 8 — The Hours
Jan 8 — The Gleaners and I *

Jan 8 — Le Beau Serge *
Jan 9 — Talk to Her *
Jan 9 — Das Experiment *
Jan 10 — Forgotten Silver + Signing Off *
Jan 10 — A Real Young Girl *
Jan 10 — The Pianist *
Jan 11 — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Jan 13 — Max *
Jan 13 — Mrs. Dalloway
Jan 14 — Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress *

Jan 14 — 25th Hour *
Jan 15 — Just Married *
Jan 15 — A Guy Thing *
Jan 16 — Singin’ in the Rain
Jan 19 — Time Out *
Jan 19 — The Complete Goofy [disc 2] *
Jan 21 — Kangaroo Jack *
Jan 21 — National Security *
Jan 22 — No Such Thing *
Jan 24 — About Schmidt

Jan 26 — Narc *
Jan 27 — Trembling Before G-d
Jan 28 — Darkness Falls *
Jan 29 — The Guru *
Jan 31 — A Night to Remember [Criterion] *
Feb 2 — All That Heaven Allows [Criterion] *
Feb 3 — Short 2: Dreams [La Jetée, etc.] *
Feb 4 — Chaos and Desire *
Feb 4 — The Recruit *
Feb 5 — How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days *

Feb 6 — Daredevil *
Feb 6 — Ikiru
Feb 6 — Stray Dog *
Feb 7 — City of God *
Feb 9 — Secret Ballot *
Feb 12 — Shanghai Knights *
Feb 13 — Punch *
Feb 14 — The Quiet American *
Feb 14 — Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity *
Feb 16 — The Circle *

Feb 19 — The Life of David Gale *
Feb 21 — Chicago
Feb 22 — The Usual Suspects
Feb 26 — Dark Blue *
Mar 1 — Tom Jones *
Mar 2 — Metropolis [2002, restored version] *
Mar 3 — El Crimen de Padre Amaro *
Mar 3 — Spider *
Mar 3 — Tears of the Sun *
Mar 4 — Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [w/ text and audio commentary]

Mar 5 — Cradle 2 the Grave *
Mar 8 — Agent Cody Banks *
Mar 9 — Punch-Drunk Love
Mar 9 — Bringing Down the House *
Mar 11 — Old School *
Mar 11 — Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie [w/ directors' commentary]
Mar 12 — Fiddler on the Roof
Mar 13 — The Hunted *
Mar 14 — The Core *
Mar 16 — Deliver Us from Eva *

Mar 19 — The Party *
Mar 20 — Willard [2003] *
Mar 22 — Left Behind II: Tribulation Force *
Mar 24 — Joshua *
Mar 27 — Irreversible *
Mar 29 — The Adventures of Robin Hood
Mar 30 — Piglet’s Big Movie *
Mar 30 — Bend It Like Beckham *
Mar 31 — Till Human Voices Wake Us *
Apr 1 — The Day the Earth Stood Still [w/ audio commentary]

Apr 2 — The Beatles: Anthology: Special Features *
Apr 2 — The Beatles: Anthology 1 & 2
Apr 3 — Magnificent Obsession *
Apr 4 — The Beatles: Anthology 3 & 4
Apr 4 — Laurel Canyon *
Apr 5 — The Beatles: Anthology 5 & 6
Apr 6 — Safe
Apr 7 — Anger Management *
Apr 8 — Head of State *
Apr 8 — Basic *

Apr 8 — Flower & Garnet *
Apr 9 — Dreamcatcher *
Apr 9 — The Beatles: Anthology 7 & 8
Apr 10 — Phone Booth *
Apr 10 — The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp [w/ audio commentary]
Apr 10 — Futurama [volume 1, disc 2] *
Apr 11 — Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Apr 14 — Frank Capra’s The War Years: The Negro Soldier *
Apr 14 — Forty-Ninth Parallel
Apr 14 — Bulletproof Monk *

Apr 14 — Futurama [volume 1, disc 1] *
Apr 15 — Frank Capra’s The War Years: Know Your Enemy: Japan *
Apr 16 — Written on the Wind *
Apr 16 — The Tarnished Angels *
Apr 17 — Futurama [volume 1, disc 3] *
Apr 17 — Thirty Seconds over Tokyo *
Apr 18 — Holes *
Apr 18 — Nowhere in Africa *
Apr 18 — Better Luck Tomorrow *
Apr 19 — They Were Expendable *

Apr 19 — The Tunnel *
Apr 19 — The Gods Must Be Crazy
Apr 20 — King of Kings
Apr 20 — Tears of the Sun
Apr 25 — X2: X-Men United *
Apr 27 — Identity *
Apr 30 — The Last Temptation of Christ
May 1 — Lost in La Mancha *
May 4 — X2: X-Men United
May 5 — Who Framed Roger Rabbit [w/ text and audio commentary]

May 7 — The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad *
May 7 — Daddy Day Care *
May 9 — Down with Love *
May 9 — Slap Shot *
May 9 — The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ [1905 Pathé film] *
May 10 — Werckmeister Harmonies *
May 11 — The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ
May 12 — Levity *
May 13 — X2: X-Men United
May 13 — Treasure Planet [w/ audio and visual commentary]

May 14 — Osmosis Jones
May 15 — The Matrix Reloaded *
May 16 — A Mighty Wind *
May 19 — The Aristocats
May 21 — Winged Migration *
May 21 — Bruce Almighty *
May 22 — Robin Hood [1973, Disney version]
May 24 — From the Manger to the Cross
May 24 — Spellbound [2002, documentary] *
May 25 — The Great Mouse Detective

May 27 — A Close Shave
May 31 — Finding Nemo *
Jun 2 — Ghosts of the Abyss *
Jun 3 — The Italian Job [2003] *
Jun 3 — Mulan
Jun 4 — 2 Fast 2 Furious *
Jun 7 — Martin Luther [1953] *
Jun 7 — Rugrats Go Wild *
Jun 9 — Requiem for a Dream
Jun 10 — The Shape of Things [2003] *

Jun 11 — Short 4: Seduction [Lily and Jim, T.R.A.N.S.I.T., etc.] *
Jun 12 — The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey *
Jun 13 — Almost Famous: Untitled Bootleg Cut *
Jun 13 — Hollywood Homicide *
Jun 13 — 28 Days Later *
Jun 14 — The Man on the Train *
Jun 14 — The Thin Blue Line
Jun 16 — The Rescuers
Jun 16 — The Rescuers Down Under
Jun 17 — Divine Intervention *

Jun 18 — Hulk *
Jun 20 — Ivan’s Childhood
Jun 21 — Andrei Rublev: Director’s Cut *
Jun 22 — The Sword in the Stone *
Jun 23 — Alex & Emma *
Jun 24 — Whale Rider *
Jun 26 — Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde *
Jun 27 — The Mirror
Jun 29 — eXistenZ
Jul 1 — Nostalghia *

Jul 1 — Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle *
Jul 2 — Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines *
Jul 2 — Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas *
Jul 3 — Morvern Callar *
Jul 6 — Respiro *
Jul 7 — The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen *
Jul 8 — Owning Mahowny *
Jul 9 — Pirates of the Caribean: Curse of the Black Pearl *
Jul 10 — Together [2002] *
Jul 13 — Swimming Pool *

Jul 14 — All in the Family [season 1, disc 1] *
Jul 14 — Raising Victor Vargas *
Jul 16 — Johnny English *
Jul 16 — Die Another Day
Jul 17 — The Lost Dogs …via Chicago… *
Jul 18 — Bad Boys II *
Jul 19 — Hulk
Jul 19 — All in the Family [season 1, disc 2] *
Jul 25 — The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ
Jul 26 — Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life *

Jul 27 — All in the Family [season 1, disc 3] *
Jul 29 — Hercules [1997, Disney version]
Jul 31 — The Fox and the Hound
Aug 1 — American Wedding *
Aug 1 — Dirty Pretty Things *
Aug 2 — Seabiscuit *
Aug 4 — Pocahontas [1995, Disney version]
Aug 4 — Derrida *
Aug 4 — The Trials of Henry Kissinger *
Aug 5 — Trekkies

Aug 5 — The Magdalene Sisters *
Aug 6 — S.W.A.T. *
Aug 7 — Northfork *
Aug 7 — Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over *
Aug 7 — A Little Princess [1995] *
Aug 8 — The Animatrix *
Aug 10 — Nights of Cabiria [Criterion] *
Aug 12 — The Messiah [1975, Rossellini] *
Aug 13 — Bowling for Columbine
Aug 14 — Friday the 13th *

Aug 15 — Freaky Friday [2003] *
Aug 16 — Derzu Uzula *
Aug 23 — Watership Down
Aug 25 — The Fighting Temptations *
Aug 27 — Futurama [volume 2, disc 1] *
Aug 28 — Futurama [volume 2, disc 2] *
Aug 28 — The Haunting [1963] *
Aug 29 — Open Range *
Aug 29 — Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns *
Aug 31 — Futurama [volume 2, disc 3] *

Sep 1 — Shrek [w/ audio commentary]
Sep 1 — A Nightmare on Elm Street *
Sep 1 — The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ
Sep 1 — Friday the 13th Part 2 *
Sep 2 — Friday the 13th Part 3 *
Sep 3 — Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star *
Sep 4 — The Peter Sellers Story — As He Filmed It *
Sep 5 — Betty Boop: The Definitive Collection: Volume 7: Betty’s Travels *
Sep 5 — Door to Door [2002] *
Sep 6 — Luther [1973] *

Sep 7 — Futurama [volume 2, disc 4] *
Sep 7 — A&E Biography: Nicholas & Alexandra *
Sep 8 — Mambo Italiano *
Sep 8 — Ford Transit *
Sep 8 — Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter *
Sep 8 — St. Michael Had a Rooster *
Sep 8 — Night of the Shooting Stars *
Sep 9 — James’ Journey to Jerusalem *
Sep 9 — To Kill a King *
Sep 9 — Sleeping Beauty [w/ audio commentary]

Sep 10 — Lost in Translation *
Sep 10 — Once Upon a Time in Mexico *
Sep 11 — Kaos *
Sep 12 — Recess: School’s Out
Sep 12 — See Grace Fly *
Sep 13 — People Say I’m Crazy *
Sep 13 — Cromwell *
Sep 13 — The Simpsons [season 3, disc 1] *
Sep 15 — Matchstick Men *
Sep 16 — The Order *

Sep 16 — Casablanca [w/ Roger Ebert audio commentary]
Sep 17 — Birdman Tale *
Sep 17 — Los Angeles Plays Itself *
Sep 17 — Underworld *
Sep 18 — Bus 174 *
Sep 19 — The Only Sons *
Sep 19 — The Saddest Music in the World *
Sep 20 — Anything Else *
Sep 20 — Devil’s Playground [2002] *
Sep 23 — Cabin Fever *

Sep 24 — The Rundown *
Sep 25 — Day of the Wacko *
Sep 25 — Uzak (Distant) *
Sep 25 — Prisoner of Paradise *
Sep 26 — Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself *
Sep 27 — The Housekeeper *
Sep 27 — A Problem with Fear or Laurie’s Anxiety Confronting the Escalator *
Sep 28 — The Weather Underground *
Sep 28 — Emile *
Sep 29 — The Barbarian Invasions *

Sep 29 — Broken Wings *
Sep 29 — Twentynine Palms [Dumont] *
Sep 30 — The Event *
Sep 30 — My Life without Me *
Sep 30 — The Fog of War *
Sep 30 — Elephant *
Oct 1 — The Far Side of the Moon *
Oct 1 — Father and Son *
Oct 3 — The Adventures of Robin Hood [w/ audio commentary]
Oct 4 — To End All Wars *

Oct 5 — Gaz Bar Blues *
Oct 5 — Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property *
Oct 6 — Kill Bill Vol. 1 *
Oct 6 — Zabriskie Point *
Oct 6 — Casa de Los Babys *
Oct 6 — At Five in the Afternoon *
Oct 6 — Kiss of Life *
Oct 7 — On the Corner *
Oct 8 — Intolerable Cruelty *
Oct 9 — The School of Rock *

Oct 9 — Mystic River *
Oct 10 — Moving Malcolm *
Oct 10 — The Delicate Art of Parking *
Oct 10 — Out of Time *
Oct 13 — Walking with Prehistoric Beasts *
Oct 14 — Forces of Nature
Oct 14 — Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [w/ text and audio commentary]
Oct 14 — Some Like It Hot
Oct 15 — The Simpsons [season 3, disc 2] *
Oct 17 — The Road to El Dorado

Oct 17 — The Lion King [w/ audio commentary]
Oct 17 — Ice Age [w/ audio commentary]
Oct 18 — Runaway Jury *
Oct 18 — Veronica Guerin *
Oct 18 — Ariel *
Oct 18 — Leningrad Cowboys Go America *
Oct 20 — Hamlet Goes Business *
Oct 20 — Juha *
Oct 24 — Drifting Clouds
Oct 24 — The Simpsons [season 3, disc 3] *

Oct 25 — The Match-Factory Girl *
Oct 27 — Alien: Director’s Cut *
Oct 29 — Love Actually *
Oct 30 — The Films of Richard Massingham *
Oct 30 — The Lady Vanishes
Oct 31 — Spider-Man
Nov 1 — Elf *
Nov 2 — The Matrix Reloaded
Nov 3 — The Matrix Revolutions *
Nov 3 — Brother Bear *

Nov 4 — Step Into Liquid *
Nov 5 — The Land Before Time
Nov 6 — Scary Movie 3 *
Nov 6 — The Station Agent *
Nov 7 — Finding Nemo [w/ audio & video commentary]
Nov 7 — The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Nov 7 — Dark City
Nov 8 — Looney Tunes: Back in Action *
Nov 8 — The Simpsons [season 3, disc 4] *
Nov 10 — The Singing Detective [2003] *

Nov 11 — Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Nov 12 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection [disc 1, w/ audio commentary] *
Nov 12 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection [disc 2, w/ audio commentary] *
Nov 13 — Song of the South *
Nov 13 — Fantastic France I: Familiar and Unusual Worlds *
Nov 13 — Fantastic France II: Taking Flight *
Nov 14 — A Bug’s Life
Nov 14 — Fantastic France III: The Menagerie *
Nov 14 — Fantastic France IV: Whodunits and Chases *
Nov 15 — Song of the South *

Nov 15 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection [disc 3, w/ audio commentary] *
Nov 17 — In the Cut *
Nov 18 — The Missing *
Nov 20 — Raiders of the Lost Ark
Nov 21 — Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat *
Nov 22 — The Jungle Book [1967, Disney version]
Nov 22 — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [extended edition] *
Nov 23 — Horns and Halos *
Nov 24 — Dinosaur
Nov 24 — The Last Samurai *

Nov 25 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection [disc 4, w/ audio commentary] *
Nov 25 — Charlotte’s Web
Nov 25 — The Human Stain *
Nov 25 — Pieces of April *
Nov 26 — In America *
Nov 26 — Timeline *
Nov 27 — Gothika *
Nov 27 — Stuart Little
Nov 27 — Stuart Little 2
Nov 27 — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [extended edition, w/ director's audio commentary]

Nov 28 — One from the Heart *
Nov 28 — Doctor Dolittle [1998]
Nov 29 — The Haunted Mansion *
Nov 29 — Edi *
Nov 30 — Bad Santa *
Dec 1 — The Return of the King [1980]
Dec 2 — Doctor Dolittle [1967]
Dec 2 — Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World *
Dec 3 — Dr. Dolittle 2
Dec 3 — Princess of Thieves *

Dec 3 — Honey *
Dec 4 — Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Dec 5 — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King *
Dec 6 — The Triplets of Belleville *
Dec 7 — Shattered Glass *
Dec 8 — Stuck on You *
Dec 8 — The Secret Lives of Dentists *
Dec 8 — Big Fish *
Dec 9 — Vertigo
Dec 9 — Breakfast at Tiffany’s *

Dec 10 — Aliens: Special Edition *
Dec 11 — Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans *
Dec 13 — Alien3: Special Edition *
Dec 15 — Cheaper by the Dozen [2003] *
Dec 16 — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition
Dec 16 — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Extended Edition
Dec 16 — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Dec 19 — A Fistful of Dollars *
Dec 19 — For a Few Dollars More *
Dec 20 — Antz [w/ audio commentary]

Dec 20 — Something’s Gotta Give *
Dec 20 — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly *
Dec 21 — Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 1, disc 1] *
Dec 21 — Fantastic Voyage
Dec 22 — Paycheck *
Dec 23 — Calendar Girls *
Dec 23 — Mona Lisa Smile *
Dec 26 — Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea *
Dec 27 — House of Sand and Fog *
Dec 29 — Road to Perdition

Dec 30 — Peter Pan [2003] *
Dec 30 — The Lord of the Rings: Howard Shore: An Introspective *
Dec 30 — Apollo 13 [w/ James & Marilyn Lovell audio commentary]

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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