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.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Genre: Crime / Dark Comedy Walken in Short: He plays Captain Koons, and though he’s only performing a single monologue in one scene, Walken absolutely nails it. This is iconic … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

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

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

A View to a Kill (1985)

Genre:  SPY-ADVENTURE – But more importantly, this is a Bond film, which is more like its sub-sub-sub-genre, but it tells you so much more about it. Everyone’s seen at least … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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