walkenchronicles

Think of this as a guide through each of Christopher Walken's films, starting with his first and moving forward. Each review will provide analysis, factoids and opinion on the ninety-plus films in his career.

Basquiat (1996)

Genre: Drama / Artist’s Biopic Walken in Short: In just a single scene near the end, Walken plays a man interviewing Basquiat for a documentary. Nothing amazing, but he does … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Last Man Standing (1996)

Genre: Western / Action / Shoot-m’up Walken in Short: He plays a fearsome man named ‘Hickey’, the gravel-voiced, scar-faced, Tommy-gun-toting mean right hand of the Irish gang in an Irish-Italian … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Celluloide (1996)

In the list (if there WAS a list) of Christopher Walken’s most obscure films, CELLULOIDE would definitely be a Top Five contender. It would certainly beat out 1987’s WITNESS IN … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wild Side (1995)

Genre: Psychological/Erotic Noir Thriller Walken in Short: He plays a rich, slightly crazy businessman named Bruno Cunningham. This is necessary Walken. Movie in a Sentence: Money, sex, and betrayal all … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Search and Destroy (1995)

Genre: Dark Comedy Walken in Short: Chris plays a slightly unhinged but vaguely successful businessman named Kim Ulander. Kim is one of my all-time favorite roles of Walken’s. Every line … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995)

Genre: Crime Thriller / Black Comedy Walken in Short: He is known as ‘The Man With the Plan’ or simply ‘The Head’. He is a sinister crimeboss, made more deranged … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Addiction (1995)

Genre: Vampire/Arthouse Walken in Short: Walken plays ‘Peina’, an eccentric and enlightened vampire who offers guidance and wisdom to newly fanged Kathleen in exchange for a nibble or two on … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment