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

Basquiat (1996)

Genre: Drama / Artist’s Biopic Walken in Short: In just a single scene near the end, Walken plays a man interviewing Basquiat for a documentary. Nothing amazing, but he does … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Last Man Standing (1996)

Genre: Western / Action / Shoot-m’up Walken in Short: He plays a fearsome man named ‘Hickey’, the gravel-voiced, scar-faced, Tommy-gun-toting mean right hand of the Irish gang in an Irish-Italian … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wild Side (1995)

Genre: Psychological/Erotic Noir Thriller Walken in Short: He plays a rich, slightly crazy businessman named Bruno Cunningham. This is necessary Walken. Movie in a Sentence: Money, sex, and betrayal all … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Addiction (1995)

Genre: Vampire/Arthouse Walken in Short: Walken plays ‘Peina’, an eccentric and enlightened vampire who offers guidance and wisdom to newly fanged Kathleen in exchange for a nibble or two on … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Prophecy (1995)

Genre: Fantasy Horror/Thriller Walken in Short: He plays ‘The Angel of Death’, but there’s nothing grim about him. He jokes, he cajoles, and he reasons with people. Of course, he’s … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nick of Time (1995)

Genre: Psychological Thriller Walken in Short: He’s plays ‘Mr. Smith’, a bad-cop looking for someone to force into doing a bad thing. He’s great in this. Lots of lines, lots … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment