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.

The Funeral (1996)

Genre: Prohibition Era Gangster Film / Crime Film Walken in Short: This is essential Walken. He is spectacularly sinister and crazy intense. Film in a Sentence: Ray Tempio (Walken) is … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 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

True Romance (1993)

Genre: This is a high-energy crime drama with a plucky stripe of romance running right down the middle. But don’t let the threat of ‘romance’ turn you away though, this … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Day of Atonement (1992)

AKA: Le Grand Pardon II also AKA: Judgement Day Genre: Organized-Crime Drama/Thriller Walken in Short: Once again, Walken is the best part of the film. He plays Pasco Meisner, a … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

At Close Range (1986)

Genre: Dramatic Crime Thriller (based on a true story) Walken in Short:  He’s a charismatic con-man ‘Godfather’ with a hint of a Southern drawl, a great 70’s porno-stash, and a … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

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