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BasquiatBasquiat (1996)
Dir. Julian Schnabel
Feat. Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Gary Oldman
The director sends a post–mortem loveletter to his friend and contemporary, Jean–Michel Basquiat, a celebrated but fragile New York black…
TouchTouch (1997)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Skeet Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken
Auteur of urban paranoia Paul Schrader opts for a lighter touch in this satirical roam through the vagaries of contemporary American religion and its…
Mouse HuntMouse Hunt (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken
Larger than life, very entertaining all–ages comedy follows the misfortunes of brothers Nathan Lane and Lee Evans, who inherit the family…
AntzAntz (1998) Recommended
Dir. Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Feat. Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone
Fully computer–animated family film takes best advantage of current technology, and successfully implants the voice and persona of Woody Allen…
TranceTrance (The Eternal) (1998)
Dir. Michael Almereyda
Feat. Christopher Walken, Jared Harris, Alison Elliott
Revision of Universal's horror classic THE MUMMY as a contemporary Gothic mood–piece set in coastal Ireland, an alcoholic American couple…
IlluminataIlluminata (1998)
Dir. John Turturro
Feat. Beverly D'Angelo, Susan Sarandon, Rufus Sewell
A backstage drama set in New York in the early 1900s, with Turturro as a playwright struggling to get his latest effort on stage. With a dozen…
Blast from the PastBlast from the Past (1999)
Dir. Hugh Wilson
Feat. Brendan Fraser, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek
Resurfacing after thirty years in a nuclear bunker, Brendan Fraser enters the outside world of the 1990s a wide–eyed innocent, a contrast…
Suicide KingsSuicide Kings (1999)
Dir. Peter O'Fallon
Feat. Christopher Walken, Denis Leary
Post–PULP FICTION black–comedy, that does better than most in juggling a crime setting, a mystery and various comical dialogues, with a…
Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow (1999)
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
The oft–filmed short story 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is fashioned by illustrious iconoclast Tim Burton as the goriest, most…
America's SweetheartsAmerica's Sweethearts (2001)
Dir. Joe Roth
Feat. John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts
Self–satirising amusement wherein Hollywood “golden–couple–who–actually–hate–each–other”, Catherine…
Affair of the Necklace, TheAffair of the Necklace, The (2001)
Dir. Charles Shyer
Feat. Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Joely Richardson
Hilary Swank (BOYS DON’T CRY) wigs up as a penniless French aristocrat in pre–revolution times who conspires to defraud Cardinal Jonathon…
Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You Can (2002)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
A widely enjoyed but minor caper comedy “inspired by” the career of a teenage con man, who passed himself off as an airline pilot, doctor, and…
Plots with a ViewPlots with a View (Undertaking Betty) (2002) Recommended
Dir. Nick Hurran
Feat. Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts
Lunatic Welsh farce in which an unhappy Brenda Blethyn contrives with a besotted funeral director (Molina) to fake her own death so as to escape a…
Julius CaesarJulius Caesar (2003)
Dir. Uli Edel
Feat. Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken
A television feature which presents the life, reign and demise of Rome's first emperor. Rising from a family of minor administrators in the…
Kangaroo JackKangaroo Jack (2003)
Dir. David McNally
Feat. Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Warren
A misadventure comedy ensues when two friends from Brooklyn, NY are forced to deliver mob money to Australia, only to see it 'stolen' by a kangaroo…
Welcome to the JungleWelcome to the Jungle (The Rundown) (2003)
Dir. Peter Berg
Feat. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken
Broadly enjoyable action–comedy in which 'retrieval expert' The Rock lands in the Amazon rainforest to rescue his employer's kidnapped…
GigliGigli (2003)
Dir. Martin Brest
Feat. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino
Famously derided as one of the worst films ever made, this cinematic failure finally proved to Hollywood that audiences don't care about $75 million…
Man on FireMan on Fire (2004)
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell
A hard–eyed revenge thriller which sees an alcoholic bodyguard (Washington) losing a 11–yr old girl he's assigned to protect in Mexico…
Stepford Wives, TheStepford Wives, The (2004)
Dir. Frank Oz
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken
Remade as a comedy, this glossy, satirical double–take on the spooky 70s thriller of the same name has man–eating TV executive Nicole…
EnvyEnvy (2004) Recommended
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz
Ben Stiller and Jack Black team together for the first time in a black comedy that, for all its waywardness, is refreshingly off the beaten track for…
Around the BendAround the Bend (2004)
Dir. Jordan Roberts
Feat. Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Michael Caine
Unusually quirky weepie, in which several generations of men are brought together unexpectedly for an extended attempt to grapple with the…
Wedding CrashersWedding Crashers (2005)
Dir. David Dobkin
Feat. Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken
Two friends (Wilson and Vaughn) are connected by their hobby of 'crashing' weddings during the summer nuptial season, purporting to be invited, in…
DominoDomino (2005)
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Delroy Lindo
Brash, hyperkinetic action rendition of the life and times of Domino Harvey (played by Knightley), the daughter of movie–star Laurence Harvey,…
Romance and CigarettesRomance and Cigarettes (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Turturro
Feat. James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet
Actor John Turturro wrote, directed and self–released this bawdy and often brilliant 60's–pop–anthem–fuelled comedy musical,…
ClickClick (2006)
Dir. Frank Coraci
Feat. Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
Clever high–concept farce has Adam Sandler continue his recent low–key run playing a 'married & harried' architect who inadvertantly…
Man of the YearMan of the Year (2006)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney
Played for quick laughs, this political satire suitably casts Robin Williams as an affable, late–night talk show host who runs for President…
HairsprayHairspray (2007) Aro Favourite
Dir. Adam Shankman
Feat. John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
Sweet, plump Tracey Turnblad (newcomer Nikki Blonsky) twists and do–wops her way into her own dream – a place in the core cast of the…
Balls of FuryBalls of Fury (2007)
Dir. Ben Garant
Feat. Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez
Yet another in a recent wave of "sports spoof" comedies, this one, believe it or not, set in the Asian–infused world of extreme…
$5 A Day$5 A Day (Five Dollars a Day) (2008)
Dir. Nigel Cole
Feat. Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Sharon Stone
Lightweight comedy with the conservative son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joining his father on the road –– after being released from…
Maiden HeistMaiden Heist (2008)
Dir. Peter Hewitt
Feat. Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, William H. Macy
Agreeable caper with three aging security guards conspire to steal the artwork they're supposed to be protecting. Intended as an affectionate…

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