2013 Film Journal

As per my 2012 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 1 — Intouchables [2011; aka The Intouchables] *
Jan 2 — Jack Reacher [2012] *
Jan 4 — The Purple Rose of Cairo
Jan 5 — Parental Guidance [2012] *
Jan 8 — Hitler: Dead or Alive [1942] *
Jan 11 — Texas Chainsaw 3D [3D version] *
Jan 11 — Gangster Squad *
Jan 13 — Silver Linings Playbook
Jan 14 — Quartet [2012]
Jan 17 — Life of St. Paul [1938] *

Jan 17 — The Loneliest Planet *
Jan 19 — Mama [2013] *
Jan 19 — The Last Stand [2013] *
Jan 23 — Arbitrage *
Jan 25 — The Purple Rose of Cairo
Jan 26 — Trouble with the Curve *
Jan 28 — Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters [3D version] *
Feb 2 — Warm Bodies [2013] *
Feb 4 — Bullet to the Head [2012] *
Feb 6 — Beautiful Creatures [2013] *

Feb 10 — The Impossible [2012] *
Feb 10 — The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation *
Feb 10 — The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action *
Feb 11 — Identity Thief *
Feb 11 — Side Effects [2013] *
Feb 14 — A Good Day to Die Hard *
Feb 15 — Krull *
Feb 16 — Safe Haven [2013] *
Feb 16 — Escape from Planet Earth [2013; 3D version] *
Feb 18 — Heavy Metal [1981] *

Feb 23 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 1-2] *
Feb 27 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 3-4] *
Feb 28 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 5-6] *
Mar 2 — The Last Exorcism Part II *
Mar 2 — Jack the Giant Slayer [3D version] *
Mar 3 — The Bible [2013; episodes 1-2] *
Mar 4 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 7-8] *
Mar 5 — Amazing Love *
Mar 6 — Oz the Great and Powerful [3D version] *
Mar 7 — Dead Man Down *

Mar 8 — Paths of Glory [1957]
Mar 10 — Cleanflix *
Mar 10 — The Bible [2013; episodes 3-4] *
Mar 13 — The Call [2013] *
Mar 13 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 9-11] *
Mar 14 — Muhammad: The Last Prophet *
Mar 14 — House of Cards [2013; season 1, episodes 12-13] *
Mar 16 — The Incredible Burt Wonderstone *
Mar 18 — The Bible [2013; episodes 5-6] *
Mar 23 — The Croods [3D version] *

Mar 24 — The Bible [2013; episodes 7-8] *
Mar 25 — G.I. Joe: Retaliation [3D version] *
Mar 29 — Olympus Has Fallen *
Mar 29 — The Host [2013] *
Mar 29 — The Bible [2013; episodes 9-10] *
Mar 30 — Jurassic Park [IMAX 3D version]
Mar 30 — Prometheus [2012]
Apr 7 — Admission [2013] *
Apr 10 — Spring Breakers *
Apr 12 — Wreck-It Ralph

Apr 12 — Seven Psychopaths *
Apr 13 — Searching for Sugar Man *
Apr 13 — Evil Dead [2013] *
Apr 13 — 42 [2013] *
Apr 15 — The Jackie Robinson Story [1950] *
Apr 15 — Upstream Color *
Apr 16 — To the Wonder *
Apr 17 — Oblivion [2013; IMAX version] *
Apr 20 — Trance [2013] *
Apr 25 — Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds

Apr 27 — Fantasia [1940; w/ Brian Sibley commentary]
Apr 27 — The Place beyond the Pines *
Apr 27 — Pain & Gain *
Apr 29 — Like Someone in Love *
May 1 — Iron Man Three [aka Iron Man 3; 3D version] *
May 8 — The Great Gatsby [2013; 3D version] *
May 15 — Star Trek into Darkness [3D version] *
May 18 — Epic [2013; 3D version] *
May 20 — Samson and Delilah [1949]
May 21 — Looney Tunes Super Stars’ Foghorn Leghorn & Friends: Barnyard Bigmouth *

May 22 — Fast & Furious 6 *
May 23 — Dumbo [w/ 2011 audio commentary]
May 23 — The Hangover Part III *
May 25 — Attack the Block *
May 26 — Mud [2012] *
May 27 — French Connection II *
May 28 — Charley Varrick *
May 29 — After Earth *
May 29 — Portlandia [2011; season 1, episode 1] *
May 30 — Samson and Delilah [2009] *

May 30 — Now You See Me [2013] *
May 31 — Five Graves to Cairo *
Jun 1 — The Internship [2013] *
Jun 2 — The Messiah [2007; aka Jesus, the Spirit of God] *
Jun 3 — This Is the End [2013] *
Jun 5 — The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan *
Jun 7 — Star Trek: Enterprise [season 4, episodes 20-22]
Jun 8 — The Thing [1982]
Jun 12 — Monsters University [3D version] *
Jun 13 — The Heat [2013] *

Jun 13 — Man of Steel [2013; 3D version] *
Jun 14 — Safety Not Guaranteed *
Jun 16 — The Dogs of War [1980] *
Jun 20 — The Lone Ranger [2013] *
Jun 23 — Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 *
Jun 24 — The Captains *
Jun 24 — World War Z [3D version] *
Jun 26 — Despicable Me 2 [3D version] *
Jun 27 — The Legend of the Lone Ranger [1981] *
Jun 30 — Graham Chapman: Anatomy of a Liar *

Jul 1 — A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman *
Jul 6 — Duck Soup [1933]
Jul 8 — The Wild Geese [1978] *
Jul 10 — Pacific Rim [IMAX 3D version] *
Jul 10 — White House Down *
Jul 12 — David and Bathsheba [1951]
Jul 13 — Dinotasia *
Jul 15 — Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians *
Jul 17 — The Conjuring [2013] *
Jul 18 — Red 2 *

Jul 18 — R.I.P.D. [3D version] *
Jul 22 — Jane Eyre [2011] *
Jul 22 — Restrepo *
Jul 28 — The Wolverine [2013; 3D version] *
Jul 30 — Ironclad *
Aug 2 — The Making of ‘…And God Spoke’ *
Aug 4 — Compliance *
Aug 6 — Grown Ups 2 *
Aug 6 — 2 Guns *
Aug 7 — The Plague Dogs *

Aug 7 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episode 1] *
Aug 8 — U-Carmen eKhayelitsha *
Aug 8 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 2-3] *
Aug 9 — Elysium [2013; IMAX version] *
Aug 10 — Beware! The Blob *
Aug 10 — The Way Way Back *
Aug 10 — Blue Jasmine*
Aug 11 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 4-5] *
Aug 14 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 6-7] *
Aug 16 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 8-9] *

Aug 17 — Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [3D version] *
Aug 17 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 10-11] *
Aug 18 — Orange Is the New Black [season 1, episodes 12-13] *
Aug 19 — The Ten Commandments [1956]
Aug 19 — Piranha [1978] *
Aug 20 — Turbo [2013] *
Aug 20 — Kick-Ass 2 *
Aug 21 — Son of Man [2006]
Aug 24 — The World’s End [2013] *
Aug 25 — Nick of Time [1995] *

Aug 29 — The Spy Who Loved Me
Aug 29 — I Am [2010] *
Aug 30 — The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones *
Aug 31 — Dr. No
Aug 31 — From Russia with Love
Sep 1 — On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Sep 1 — Moonraker
Sep 2 — The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
Sep 4 — The Queen of Versailles *
Sep 6 — Cyrus *

Sep 7 — Riddick [2013] *
Sep 7 — Lola Versus *
Sep 8 — The Story of Film: An Odyssey [episode 1] *
Sep 9 — Computer Chess *
Sep 11 — The Five Pennies *
Sep 14 — Insidious: Chapter 2 *
Sep 14 — The Family [2013] *
Sep 16 — Museum Hours *
Sep 16 — The Act of Killing [director’s cut] *
Sep 18 — Prisoners [2013] *

Sep 20 — Derek [2012; season 1, episodes 1-2] *
Sep 21 — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [3D version] *
Sep 22 — Derek [2012; season 1, episodes 3-4] *
Sep 23 — Derek [2012; season 1, episodes 5-7] *
Sep 23 — Upside Down [2012] *
Sep 24 — Nebraska [2013] *
Sep 25 — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Sep 25 — Enough Said *
Sep 26 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 1] *
Sep 26 — Parker [2013] *

Sep 26 — About Time [2013] *
Sep 27 — La vie d’Adèle [aka Blue Is the Warmest Colour] *
Sep 27 — Austenland *
Sep 28 — Le sac de farine [aka The Bag of Flour] *
Sep 29 — Cochemare / 3x3D *
Sep 29 — A Field in England *
Sep 29 — Sins of Jezebel *
Sep 29 — Creator [1985] *
Oct 1 — Watermark [2013] *
Oct 1 — Flashdance *

Oct 2 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 2] *
Oct 2 — Gravity [2013] *
Oct 3 — The Invisible Woman [2013] *
Oct 3 — Makom be-gan eden [aka A Place in Heaven] *
Oct 3 — Captain Phillips *
Oct 4 — Don Jon [aka Don Jon’s Addiction] *
Oct 4 — Ain’t Them Bodies Saints *
Oct 5 — Soshite chichi ni naru [aka Like Father, Like Son; 2013] *
Oct 5 — Le passé [aka The Past; 2013] *
Oct 5 — Jeune & jolie [aka Young & Beautiful; 2013] *

Oct 6 — The Congress [2013] *
Oct 6 — Rush [2013] *
Oct 6 — Tracks [2013] *
Oct 7 — Svecenikova djeca [aka The Priest’s Children] *
Oct 7 — Un giorno devi andare [aka There Will Come a Day; 2013] *
Oct 7 — Heli *
Oct 8 — Thanks for Sharing *
Oct 9 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 3] *
Oct 9 — A Story of Children and Film *
Oct 10 — The Fifth Estate [2013] *

Oct 11 — All Is Lost [2013] *
Oct 11 — The Summit [2012] *
Oct 11 — The Face of Love [2013] *
Oct 14 — Star Trek into Darkness [w/ iTunes commentary]
Oct 15 — Salinger [2013] *
Oct 16 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 4] *
Oct 17 — Movie 43 *
Oct 17 — Escape Plan [2013] *
Oct 20 — Carrie [2013] *
Oct 21 — Ender’s Game *

Oct 23 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 5] *
Oct 26 — Bad Grandpa *
Oct 26 — The Counselor [2013] *
Oct 26 — Star Trek: Enterprise [season 4, episodes 4-5] *
Oct 27 — Star Trek: Enterprise [season 4, episodes 6, 15-16] *
Oct 28 — Camille Claudel 1915 *
Oct 30 — Treasure Island [1990] *
Nov 2 — Last Vegas *
Nov 2 — Death Becomes Her *
Nov 2 — Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan *

Nov 3 — Tian zhu ding [aka A Touch of Sin] *
Nov 5 — How I Live Now *
Nov 7 — Thor: The Dark World [3D version] *
Nov 12 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 6] *
Nov 15 — Son of God [2014] *
Nov 18 — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire *
Nov 20 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episodes 7-8] *
Nov 21 — Slaves of Babylon *
Nov 22 — Delivery Man [2013] *
Nov 24 — Short Term 12 [2013] *

Nov 24 — Bastards [2013] *
Nov 27 — Frozen [2013; 3D version] *
Nov 28 — Oldboy [2013] *
Nov 29 — Saving Mr. Banks *
Dec 1 — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [season 1, episode 9] *
Dec 2 — The Broken Circle Breakdown *
Dec 4 — Inside Llewyn Davis *
Dec 4 — Flesh + Blood [1985] *
Dec 5 — Lovelace *
Dec 8 — Black Sunday [1977] *

Dec 9 — Her [2013] *
Dec 9 — 12 Years a Slave *
Dec 12 — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [3D version] *
Dec 13 — Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis *
Dec 13 — Stoker [2013] *
Dec 14 — Out of the Furnace *
Dec 14 — The Book Thief [2013] *
Dec 15 — Before Midnight [2013] *
Dec 15 — Frances Ha *
Dec 15 — My Favorite Year *

Dec 16 — Walking with Dinosaurs [2013; 3D version] *
Dec 16 — Grudge Match [2013] *
Dec 18 — The Prince of Egypt [w/ audio commentary]
Dec 18 — Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues *
Dec 21 — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [2001 version]
Dec 21 — American Hustle *
Dec 23 — Blackfish *
Dec 26 — Hannah and Her Sisters
Dec 26 — The Purple Rose of Cairo
Dec 26 — My Prairie Home *

Dec 27 — The Dick Knost Show *
Dec 28 — The Dirties *
Dec 28 — Whitewash [2013] *
Dec 28 — Gabrielle [2013] *
Dec 28 — Oil Sands Karaoke *
Dec 29 — Down River [2013] *
Dec 29 — Sarah préfère la course [aka Sarah Prefers to Run] *
Dec 30 — Rhymes for Young Ghouls *
Dec 30 — Tom à la ferme [aka Tom at the Farm] *
Dec 30 — The Wolf of Wall Street [2013] *

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).