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 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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