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.

Heaven’s Gate (1980)

Genre: Epic Historical Western Walken in Short: He’s one of the leads, although he is a bit underdeveloped. You need to watch this for (1) his cold-blooded entrance and (2) … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Last Embrace (1979)

Genre: Paranoid-Spy Thriller Walken in Short: He has a single scene with a little speech in it. It’s good, but not great. Director: Jonathan Demme Writer: David Shaber Duration: One … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Genre: War Drama Walken in Short: This is necessary Walken. Director: Michael Cimino (chi-MEE-noh) Writers: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker Duration: 3 hours, 2 minutes Actors … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Shoot the Sun Down (1978)

Genre: Western Walken in Short: Necessary Walken-watching Director: David Leeds Writer: David Leeds and Richard Rothstein Duration: One hour, thirty-three minutes MPAA Rating: Someone gave this movie a PG. But … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 7 Comments

Roseland (1977)

Genre: Drama Walken in Short: Not very necessary, but nice to see Director: James Ivory Writer: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes Availability: DVD and VHS. Not common, … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Annie Hall (1977)

Genre: Cynical Romantic Comedy Walken in Short: A single scene of iconic greatness Director: Woody Allen Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes Available: on DVD, Blu-ray, … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Sentinel (1977)

Genre: Supernatural Horror Walken in Short: He is the assistant to the detective. Flat character and a line or two. Not so much. Directed: Michael Winner Written: Jeffrey Konvitz Duration: … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment