2005 Film Journal

As per my 2004 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 | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Jan 4 — Bad Education *
Jan 4 — The World’s Best Commercials, 2004 *
Jan 5 — Fanny and Alexander [theatrical version]
Jan 6 — Beyond the Sea *
Jan 8 — Racing Stripes
Jan 8 — Coach Carter *
Jan 10 — Million Dollar Baby *
Jan 11 — The Merchant of Venice [2004] *
Jan 11 — Friday Night Lights *
Jan 12 — Elektra *

Jan 13 — In Good Company *
Jan 14 — Smiles of a Summer Night *
Jan 15 — Wild Strawberries *
Jan 16 — The Return [2003] *
Jan 17 — The Return of the King [2003; extended edition, w/ cast commentary]
Jan 17 — Assault on Precinct 13 [2005] *
Jan 18 — The Return of the King [2003; extended edition, w/ director’s commentary]
Jan 18 — Allegro Non Troppo *
Jan 19 — The Best of Ottawa 2004 International Animation Festival *
Jan 20 — Les Choristes *

Jan 21 — Are We There Yet? *
Jan 26 — Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior *
Jan 27 — Alone in the Dark *
Jan 28 — The Wedding Date *
Jan 28 — The Virgin Spring / Ryan *
Jan 30 — Quest for Fire [w/ director’s commentary]
Jan 31 — Ryan / Through a Glass Darkly
Feb 4 — Because of Winn-Dixie *
Feb 8 — The Sea Inside *
Feb 9 — Hitch *

Feb 14 — Babylon 5 [season 1, disc 1] *
Feb 16 — Babylon 5 [season 1, disc 2] *
Feb 17 — Babylon 5 [season 1, disc 3] *
Feb 18 — Constantine *
Feb 19 — Babylon 5 [season 1, disc 4] *
Feb 23 — Babylon 5 [season 1, disc 5] *
Feb 26 — Autumn Sonata *
Feb 28 — Be Cool *
Mar 1 — The Italian Job [1969] *
Mar 1 — The Italian Job [2003]

Mar 2 — Babylon 5 [season 1, disc 6] *
Mar 3 — Steamboy *
Mar 3 — Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher [rough cut] *
Mar 3 — Hostage *
Mar 4 — Bambi [w/ story meeting commentary]
Mar 5 — Robots *
Mar 5 — The Decline of the American Empire
Mar 5 — The Barbarian Invasions
Mar 5 — Bride and Prejudice *
Mar 6 — Inside Deep Throat *

Mar 7 — The Big Red One: The Reconstruction *
Mar 9 — Downfall *
Mar 9 — Born into Brothels *
Mar 10 — Millions *
Mar 11 — Sex Is Comedy *
Mar 12 — Million Dollar Baby
Mar 12 — Kill Bill Vol. 1
Mar 12 — Kill Bill Vol. 2
Mar 13 — Man without a Name *
Mar 14 — The Upside of Anger *

Mar 16 — Saint Ralph *
Mar 19 — The Amityville Horror [1979] *
Mar 19 — Shattered Glass
Mar 21 — Guess Who *
Mar 21 — I Know Where I’m Going
Mar 22 — Firefly [disc 2] *
Mar 23 — Munchhausen [1943] *
Mar 24 — Sin City *
Mar 24 — McCabe and Mrs. Miller *
Mar 24 — Moolaade *

Mar 25 — Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer *
Mar 26 — Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous *
Mar 28 — Imaginary Heroes *
Mar 28 — Beauty Shop *
Mar 29 — In My Country *
Mar 30 — Revelations [episode 1] *
Mar 30 — F for Fake *
Mar 30 — Mr Arkadin, AKA Confidential Report *
Mar 31 — Tron
Apr 1 — The Crusades [1935]

Apr 2 — The Ten Commandments [1956]
Apr 2 — Days of Being Wild *
Apr 3 — Playtime [1967] *
Apr 4 — Fever Pitch [2005] *
Apr 4 — Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Apr 5 — 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Apr 6 — Kingdom of Heaven *
Apr 7 — Kiss Me Kate *
Apr 8 — Great Crimes & Trials of the 20th Century: Family Killers *
Apr 8 — Robin and Marian *

Apr 8 — The Big V *
Apr 10 — The War of the Worlds [1953]
Apr 11 — Dear Frankie
Apr 12 — Assault on Precinct 13 [1976] *
Apr 12 — Oy, It’s a Boy! / Mixed Blessings *
Apr 12 — Sister Rose’s Passion / Shalom Ireland *
Apr 13 — The Amityville Horror [2005] *
Apr 14 — The Adventures of Prince Achmed *
Apr 18 — Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room *
Apr 20 — The Interpreter *

Apr 21 — Sahara [2005] *
Apr 22 — Oklahoma! *
Apr 23 — The Empire Strikes Back [2004 version]
Apr 23 — The French Connection *
Apr 24 — Tomorrow Land [disc 2] *
Apr 25 — House of D *
Apr 25 — XXX: State of the Union *
Apr 26 — Crash [2004] *
Apr 27 — Palindromes *
Apr 27 — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [2005] *

Apr 29 — Jiminy Glick in Lalawood *
May 2 — Dark City
May 3 — Star Wars: A Musical Journey *
May 4 — Star Trek: First Contact [w/ text and writers’ commentary]
May 4 — Mindhunters *
May 5 — Star Wars: Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith *
May 6 — Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo *
May 6 — Summertime [1955] *
May 6 — Babylon 5 [season 2, disc 1] *
May 6 — Naked Childhood *

May 7 — A Nos Amour *
May 7 — Loulou *
May 8 — Shrek 2
May 8 — Babylon 5 [season 2, disc 2] *
May 9 — The Honeymooners: Lost Episodes [disc 1] *
May 9 — Cinderella Man *
May 10 — Kingdom of Heaven
May 11 — The Honeymooners: Lost Episodes [disc 2] *
May 11 — The Honeymooners: Lost Episodes [disc 22] *
May 11 — The Mouth Agape *

May 11 — We Will Not Grow Old Together *
May 12 — Kung Fu Hustle *
May 14 — Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist *
May 16 — The House in the Woods: Parts I – IV *
May 17 — Madagascar [2005] *
May 18 — The House in the Woods: Parts V – VII *
May 20 — Police [1985] *
May 20 — Shadowlands [1985; long version]
May 21 — The Fellowship of the Ring [extended edition]
May 21 — The Two Towers [extended edition]

May 21 — The Return of the King [2003; extended edition]
May 22 — Under the Sun of Satan *
May 24 — Ryan’s Daughter *
May 24 — Melinda and Melinda *
May 24 — Babylon 5 [season 2, disc 3] *
May 25 — The Longest Yard [2005] *
May 26 — The God Who Wasn’t There *
May 26 — Secrets & Lies
May 27 — Tunes of Glory *
May 28 — Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

May 30 — Mr. and Mrs. Smith [2005] *
May 30 — Howl’s Moving Castle *
Jun 1 — Klute *
Jun 1 — Star Trek: First Contact [w/ director’s commentary]
Jun 1 — Out of the Blue [1980] *
Jun 1 — Male Fantasy
Jun 2 — Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains *
Jun 3 — The Birth of a Nation *
Jun 3 — Kanal [1957] *
Jun 4 — The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D *

Jun 4 — The Incredibles
Jun 4 — Ashes and Diamonds *
Jun 6 — Unleashed [2005] *
Jun 6 — Lotna *
Jun 6 — A Generation *
Jun 8 — Pocahontas [1995; w/ directors’ commentary]
Jun 8 — The Honeymooners [2005] *
Jun 9 — Batman Begins *
Jun 9 — Bambi
Jun 9 — Los Angeles Plays Itself

Jun 10 — Firefly [disc 3] *
Jun 12 — Babylon 5 [season 2, disc 4] *
Jun 13 — Firefly [disc 4] *
Jun 13 — Batman Begins
Jun 14 — Brothers [2004] *
Jun 15 — Great Expectations [1946] *
Jun 15 — Oliver Twist [1948] *
Jun 15 — The Perfect Man [2005] *
Jun 16 — Star Trek: Insurrection [w/ text commentary]
Jun 17 — Superman: The Complete Collection [1941-1943] *

Jun 17 — Mamma Roma *
Jun 17 — Accattone *
Jun 18 — A Mighty Wind
Jun 19 — Herbie: Fully Loaded *
Jun 19 — La Rabbia / Seeking Locations in Palestine for The Gospel According to St. Matthew *
Jun 19 — The Gospel According to St. Matthew [1964]
Jun 20 — Babylon 5 [season 2, disc 5] *
Jun 21 — Souls in Conflict [1955] *
Jun 21 — Oiltown U.S.A. *
Jun 22 — My Summer of Love *

Jun 22 — Wiretapper
Jun 22 — The Heart Is a Rebel *
Jun 22 — Hawks and Sparrows / The Eagle, or The Big Circus *
Jun 22 — Love Meetings *
Jun 23 — The Restless Ones *
Jun 23 — Good Bye Lenin! *
Jun 23 — Oedipus Rex [1967] *
Jun 23 — Two a Penny
Jun 24 — For Pete’s Sake [1968] *
Jun 24 — Time to Run [1973] *

Jun 24 — The Hiding Place [1975]
Jun 25 — Shiokari Pass *
Jun 25 — Bewitched [2005] *
Jun 25 — No Longer Alone *
Jun 25 — Babylon 5 [season 2, disc 6] *
Jun 25 — Joni
Jun 27 — War of the Worlds [2005] *
Jun 28 — Nashville [1975] *
Jun 29 — The Flight of the Phoenix [1965] *
Jun 29 — The Aristocrats [2005] *

Jul 2 — The Matrix
Jul 2 — The Matrix Reloaded
Jul 2 — The Matrix Revolutions
Jul 3 — March of the Penguins *
Jul 3 — Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events [w/ author’s commentary]
Jul 4 — Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour *
Jul 4 — Dark Water [2002] *
Jul 4 — The Marriage of Chiffon *
Jul 6 — Wedding Crashers *
Jul 6 — Fantastic Four [2005] *

Jul 6 — Dark Water [2005] *
Jul 7 — Babylon 5 [season 3, disc 1] *
Jul 8 — The Swiss Family Robinson [1960] *
Jul 8 — The Raven [1943] *
Jul 9 — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2005] *
Jul 10 — Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth [disc 1] *
Jul 11 — Murderball *
Jul 11 — Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth [disc 2] *
Jul 12 — Following *
Jul 12 — Following [w/ director’s commentary]

Jul 12 — The Four Musketeers [1974] *
Jul 14 — Seeking Salvation [2005] *
Jul 14 — Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
Jul 14 — The Island [2005] *
Jul 15 — Empire of the Sun
Jul 16 — Babylon 5 [season 3, disc 2] *
Jul 17 — Mémoires affectives *
Jul 18 — Scenes from a Marriage [complete version] *
Jul 20 — Happy Endings [2005] *
Jul 20 — Bad News Bears [2005] *

Jul 21 — Stealth [2005] *
Jul 23 — Davey and Goliath: Volume 1 [disc 1] *
Jul 24 — Davey and Goliath: Volume 1 [disc 2] *
Jul 24 — Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Adventures in Friendship *
Jul 24 — Saraband [2003] *
Jul 24 — Cry from the Mountain
Jul 25 — Rize *
Jul 25 — Must Love Dogs *
Jul 26 — Caught [1987]
Jul 26 — The Ride [1997] *

Jul 26 — A Vow to Cherish *
Jul 26 — Something to Sing about *
Jul 27 — Road to Redemption *
Jul 27 — Broken Flowers *
Jul 27 — Last Flight Out [2004] *
Jul 27 — The Decameron [1971] *
Jul 27 — Sky High *
Jul 29 — Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans [w/ audio commentary]
Jul 29 — The Passion of Christ According to Saint Matthew *
Aug 1 — A Lesson Before Dying *

Aug 1 — Cora Unashamed *
Aug 1 — Gabriel Orozco *
Aug 1 — El segundo aire (A Second Chance) *
Aug 2 — Por la libre (Dust to Dust) *
Aug 3 — The Great Raid *
Aug 4 — Hellraiser: Inferno *
Aug 5 — The Life and Death of Peter Sellers *
Aug 6 — Tron
Aug 7 — The Dukes of Hazzard *
Aug 8 — Pier Paolo Pasolini [1995] *

Aug 8 — La ricotta *
Aug 8 — Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell & Kenyon *
Aug 9 — All the King’s Men [1949] *
Aug 10 — Four Brothers *
Aug 11 — The Great Commandment *
Aug 11 — The 40-Year-Old Virgin *
Aug 13 — Valiant [2005] *
Aug 13 — Babylon 5 [season 3, disc 3] *
Aug 14 — La peau blanche (White Skin) *
Aug 14 — It’s All Gone Pete Tong *

Aug 15 — Deluxe Combo Platter *
Aug 15 — Ryan / I, Claudia *
Aug 16 — Yours, Mine and Ours [1968]
Aug 16 — The Life and Death of Peter Sellers [w/ writers’ commentary]
Aug 16 — Babylon 5 [season 3, disc 4] *
Aug 17 — The Constant Gardener *
Aug 17 — The Simpsons [season 6, disc 1] *
Aug 18 — The Simpsons [season 6, disc 2] *
Aug 19 — The Brothers Grimm *
Aug 19 — ScaredSacred *

Aug 20 — The Simpsons [season 6, disc 3] *
Aug 20 — Comme une image (Look at me) *
Aug 20 — Childstar *
Aug 21 — Jesus of Montreal
Aug 22 — The Simpsons [season 6, disc 4] *
Aug 22 — Undiscovered [2005] *
Aug 24 — Salesman *
Aug 24 — Salesman [w/ audio commentary]
Aug 24 — The Cave [2005] *
Aug 26 — Midnight Cowboy *

Aug 27 — Deliverance [1972] *
Aug 27 — Paparazzi [2004] *
Aug 28 — The Passion of the Christ
Aug 29 — The Exorcism of Emily Rose *
Aug 31 — The Man [2005] *
Aug 31 — A Sound of Thunder *
Sep 1 — Blade Runner [1992 version]
Sep 1 — Variety Lights *
Sep 1 — The White Sheik [1952] *
Sep 2 — Coming Home [1978] *

Sep 2 — I Vitelloni *
Sep 2 — La Strada *
Sep 4 — Babylon 5 [season 3, disc 5] *
Sep 5 — Village of the Damned [1960] *
Sep 5 — Children of the Damned *
Sep 5 — Babylon 5 [season 3, disc 6] *
Sep 6 — The Light of the World [2003] *
Sep 8 — Lord of War *
Sep 8 — Based on a True Story *
Sep 8 — Il Bidone *

Sep 8 — Nights of Cabiria
Sep 9 — Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company *
Sep 10 — Juliet of the Spirits *
Sep 11 — The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Sep 12 — Cafundó *
Sep 12 — Just Like Heaven [2005] *
Sep 13 — Ben-Hur [1959; w/ music-only track]
Sep 14 — Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet *
Sep 14 — Yasmin [2004] *
Sep 14 — Proof [2005] *

Sep 15 — Corpse Bride *
Sep 16 — Ben-Hur [1959; w/ historian and actor commentary]
Sep 16 — Roma [1972] *
Sep 17 — Ben-Hur [1925]
Sep 17 — Ben-Hur [1959]
Sep 19 — A History of Violence [2005] *
Sep 20 — Red Eye [2005] *
Sep 21 — Three Wishes [2005; pilot episode] *
Sep 21 — Flightplan *
Sep 22 — Water [2005] *

Sep 22 — The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit
Sep 23 — Grizzly Man *
Sep 24 — The Voice of the Moon [1990] *
Sep 26 — Beowulf & Grendel *
Sep 26 — Into the Blue [2005] *
Sep 27 — Where the Truth Lies [2005] *
Sep 27 — La Neuvaine (The Novena) [2005] *
Sep 28 — Eve and the Fire Horse *
Sep 28 — Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit *
Sep 29 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 2 [disc 4]

Sep 30 — Good Night, and Good Luck. *
Sep 30 — Oliver Twist [2005] *
Sep 30 — Serenity [2005] *
Oct 1 — Manderlay [2005] *
Oct 1 — North Country *
Oct 3 — In Her Shoes *
Oct 3 — Bonjour Tristesse [1958] *
Oct 3 — 13 Lakes *
Oct 4 — Dog Nail Clipper *
Oct 5 — Star Trek: Nemesis [w/ director’s commentary]

Oct 5 — Star Trek: Nemesis [w/ producer’s commentary]
Oct 5 — Elizabethtown *
Oct 6 — Crash Test Dummies *
Oct 6 — Alles auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker!) *
Oct 7 — The Devil’s Miner *
Oct 8 — This Divided State *
Oct 10 — L’Enfer (Hell) [2005] *
Oct 11 — Arvo Pärt: 24 Preludes for a Fugue *
Oct 11 — Casino Royale [1954] *
Oct 12 — Almost Famous: Untitled: The Bootleg Cut [w/ director’s commentary]

Oct 12 — Casino Royale [1967]
Oct 12 — Domino [2005] *
Oct 14 — Cinderella [1950]
Oct 14 — Paradise Now [2005] *
Oct 14 — The Blues Brothers [director’s cut]
Oct 17 — Giant [1956] *
Oct 18 — Stay [2005] *
Oct 19 — Doom [2005] *
Oct 20 — The Legend of Zorro *
Oct 21 — Left Behind: World at War *

Oct 22 — Star Trek: Nemesis [w/ text commentary]
Oct 22 — James Dean: Forever Young *
Oct 23 — East of Eden [1955] *
Oct 24 — Babylon 5 [season 4, disc 1] *
Oct 26 — Chicken Little [2005] *
Oct 26 — The Weather Man *
Oct 27 — The 3 Wise Men *
Oct 27 — Babylon 5 [season 4, disc 2] *
Oct 28 — Desolation Sound *
Oct 28 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 2] *

Oct 29 — George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead *
Oct 30 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 2; w/ audio commentary]
Oct 30 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 2; w/ music-only track]
Oct 30 — Cat People [1942]
Oct 30 — The Curse of the Cat People *
Oct 31 — Two for the Money [2005] *
Oct 31 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 1] *
Oct 31 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 1; w/ audio commentary]
Oct 31 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 1; w/ music-only track]
Oct 31 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 3] *

Nov 1 — Star Wars: Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith [w/ audio commentary]
Nov 2 — Walk the Line *
Nov 4 — Yours, Mine and Ours [2005] *
Nov 7 — Zathura *
Nov 9 — Paradise Now [2005]
Nov 9 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 3; w/ audio commentary]
Nov 9 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 3; w/ music-only track]
Nov 9 — Pride & Prejudice [2005] *
Nov 10 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 4] *
Nov 11 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 4; w/ audio commentary]

Nov 11 — Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 3 [disc 4; w/ music-only track]
Nov 11 — Batman Begins
Nov 12 — Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire *
Nov 12 — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Nov 12 — Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Nov 12 — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Nov 14 — The Ice Harvest *
Nov 14 — Just Friends [2005] *
Nov 16 — Casanova [2005] *
Nov 16 — Bee Season *

Nov 17 — Rent *
Nov 18 — The Passenger [1975] *
Nov 19 — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [1979]
Nov 19 — Charade [1963] *
Nov 20 — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [1988] *
Nov 20 — Prince Caspian
Nov 21 — Pickpocket [1959] *
Nov 26 — Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Collection [disc 1] *
Nov 28 — Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Collection [disc 2] *
Nov 28 — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005] *

Nov 29 — Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Collection [disc 3] *
Nov 30 — Howard Shore: Creating the Lord of the Rings Symphony
Nov 30 — A Bug’s Life [w/ music-only track]
Nov 30 — Goldfish Memory *
Dec 1 — Aeon Flux *
Dec 2 — Beyond Narnia: C.S. Lewis *
Dec 3 — King Kong [1933]
Dec 3 — The Son of Kong *
Dec 4 — Mighty Joe Young [1949]
Dec 4 — Mighty Joe Young [1949; w/ audio commentary]

Dec 5 — The New World [2005] *
Dec 5 — I Walked with a Zombie *
Dec 5 — Syriana *
Dec 6 — The Leopard Man *
Dec 6 — Breakfast on Pluto *
Dec 6 — King Kong [1933; w/ audio commentary]
Dec 7 — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005]
Dec 8 — Brokeback Mountain *
Dec 9 — The Seventh Victim *
Dec 9 — The Ghost Ship [1943] *

Dec 11 — The Body Snatcher [1945] *
Dec 11 — Isle of the Dead *
Dec 12 — The Family Stone *
Dec 12 — King Kong [2005] *
Dec 13 — Cheaper by the Dozen 2 *
Dec 13 — Munich *
Dec 14 — Mrs. Henderson Presents *
Dec 15 — Hoodwinked! [2005] *
Dec 15 — Fun with Dick and Jane [2005] *
Dec 16 — The New World [2005]

Dec 19 — The Producers [2005] *
Dec 21 — Casanova [2005]
Dec 23 — The Simpsons [season 7, disc 1] *
Dec 24 — Capote *
Dec 26 — Memoirs of a Geisha *
Dec 26 — The Simpsons [season 7, disc 2] *

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).