King of New York: In Defense of the Superficial

Christopher Walken as Frank White, an adult light-skinned man with blue eyes and spiked-up ash-blonde hair, is wearing an all-black suit. He is facing the camera standing in front of a window, and the skyline is reflected across his face on the window glass.

|Michael Wellvang| Abel Ferrara’s King of New York is not a “great movie.” Nor is it trying to be. The timing of its release, just nine days after Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, has invited unfair but inevitable comparisons that plagued the film since before it was ever shown. Continue reading