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 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

Scam (1993)

Genre: Crime Thriller Walken in Short: His name is Jack Shanks. (Great name, right!?) Jack is a con-artist of con-artists. This is a lead-role for Walken, and he really makes … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

All-American Murder (1991)

Genre: American Giallo* / Black Comedy    * What’s that? A “giallo” is a kind of Italian horror film that mixes a mystery who-dun-it with grisly murders, graphic sex, and … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Homeboy (1988)

Genre: Boxing Drama Walken in Short:  Walken plays a sleazy, sweet-talking boxing promoter/criminal named ‘Wesley Pendergrass’. He’s a common criminal, with aspirations of being a successful common criminal, but y’know: … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments