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.

McBain (1991)

Genre: ’90s Mercenary Action Walken in Short: He’s the lead, he has a few good speeches, he hams it up and gets to kill a bunch of people who, some … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)

Genre: Family Drama Walken in Short: Don’t expect a bad-ass here. He’s a farmer. He’s quiet, non-violent, but stubborn. A father of two young children, and a widower. He has … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

Genre: Erotic Slow-burning Thriller Walken in Short: Think of Walken’s role as The Continental (from SNL), but take away the harmless goofiness, and add a dollop and a half of … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

King of New York (1990)

Genre: Crime Thriller (gangster) Walken in Short: Crazy. Brilliant. Violent. Hilarious. Badass. This is major Walken. One of his meatiest roles. Aeons of screen-time, a cascade of great lines, and … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · 7 Comments

Communion (1989)

Genre: Alien-Abduction Drama / Psychological Thriller Walken in Short: There is so much great Walken in this movie that there is barely any room for the almond-eyed extra-terrestrials. He talks … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Homeboy (1988)

Genre: Boxing Drama Walken in Short:  Walken plays a sleazy, sweet-talking boxing promoter/criminal named ‘Wesley Pendergrass’. He’s a common criminal, with aspirations of being a successful common criminal, but y’know: … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Puss In Boots (1988)

Genre: Children’s Musical Folk-tale Walken in Short: As the eponymous feline, Walken channels the spirit of a cat. A savvy cat. A singing, dancing cat. A preening, scheming, happy cat. … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Biloxi Blues (1988)

Genre: Coming-of-Age-WWII-Bootcamp-Comedy Walken in Short: He is Drill Instructor Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey. Classic Walken role. He is intimidating, verbose, and yeah he’s a bit nutty. A person might be … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

Genre: Smalltown-Rebellion Drama / Kind-of-a-Western / Magical-Realism Fable Walken in Short: He is the outsider, the snake, the muscle, the burr. Though some fat-cat Boss Hogg-type plays the part of … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Witness in the War Zone (1987)

aka DEADLINE (original title) aka WAR ZONE (unoriginal title) Genre: Middle Eastern Journo-political War Suspense Walken in Short: He is ‘Don Stevens’, a world-weary journalist, that has been called in … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 2 Comments