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

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

A Business Affair (1994)

Genre: A ‘Love-Triangle’ Drama (with a dash of comedy) Walken in Short: Walken plays smooth-talking, womanizing New York literary publisher ‘Vanni Corso’. He has plenty of screen-time and oodles of … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a 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

Mistress (1992)

Genre: Comedy / Drama Walken in Short: He only appears in a single scene here, but it’s good. He only says a few lines, but he makes a big impression, … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment