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).

Watch: Two new TV spots for Of Kings & Prophets


Goliath throws a javelin, Saul argues with Samuel, and David gets intimate with both Saul’s daughter Michal and his wife Ahinoam in two new TV spots that were posted to the Of Kings & Prophets Twitter account today. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Watch: Tom Felton confronts Joseph Fiennes (and the eleven men Fiennes is protecting) in a new clip from Risen


I’ve been saying for a while now that the stars of Risen, Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton, play Roman officers who go looking for the body of Jesus after it vanishes from its tomb. And that much is true. But in a newly-released clip, we see that Fiennes and Felton eventually find themselves working against, and not with, each other.

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Weinsteins in talks to distribute Mary Magdalene biopic


That recently-announced movie about Mary Magdalene may have a North American distributor soon.

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Watch: Joe Dante on The Private Lives of Adam and Eve, a movie that features Mickey Rooney in a giant snake costume


We’re all about the Bible movies here at FilmChat, but there are plenty of films within the genre that we haven’t seen yet. Case in point: The Private Lives of Adam and Eve, a sexploitation flick co-directed by Mickey Rooney and Albert Zugsmith in 1960.

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Risen: the Joseph Fiennes interview round-up (2016/2/8)


Risen has been in development for nine years, and next week it will finally play at a theatre near you. The people behind the film have been making the rounds to promote the film, and none more so than the film’s star Joseph Fiennes.

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Review: Hail, Caesar! (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen, 2016)


Hail, Caesar! is the name of the new Coen brothers movie, a comedy of sorts set in and around a Hollywood studio in the early 1950s. It is also the name of a movie within the movie — though the full title of that other film is actually Hail, Caesar!: A Tale of the Christ. And there’s a lot we could start unpacking just with that title.

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