A typical Ken Russell movie that is high on visual content and low on humanity. VALENTINO is the bizarre, fascinating biography of the famed silent-screen actor. As in his other biographies, Russell doesn't appear to be too intrigued by the details of his lead's life, so he takes various
elements of episodes and stages them surrealistically, with a fury that hardly befits the nature of some of the scenes. Russell seems more concerned with the reasons for the star's success as a sex symbol than with his relationships. Nureyev looks nothing like Valentino and is not a very good
actor, but his screen charisma almost makes up for his lack of thespian ability. The movie...