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

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

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

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