Vale Faulkner

I'm an incurable romantic so I do love westerns

Favorite films

  • My Darling Clementine
  • The 400 Blows
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Two-Lane Blacktop

Recent activity

  • Chimes at Midnight


  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key


  • The Hot Rock


  • Shaft


Recent reviews

  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh

    The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh


    This Italian giallo bridges the gap between Umberto Lenzi's conspiracy thrillers, which Sergio Martino accentuates with an erotic and morbid component, and Dario Argento's classics with their black-gloved killers and subjective shots peering through windows. It's clear that Martino was struck by "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage," just as Argento copied the park scene for his "Four Flies on Grey Velvet."
    Although a good film, it lacks the spark to become a classic. Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi plays with references…

  • Husbands and Wives

    Husbands and Wives


    Note to self, not a real review:

    During some of the jump cuts on the shaking close-ups, I momentarily confused Mia Farrow for Jean Seberg.
    After reworking Bergman (Interiors, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Fellini (Stardust Memories, Radio Days), Woody Allen takes on the persona of a young French New Wave director of the early 60s and executes it brilliantly, resulting in one of his best directorial efforts.

Popular reviews

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    Heavy rain. A serial killer hiding in the dark alleys of Gotham City. His deep breath suffocated by a mask. His point of view as he's stalking his next victim. Darkness. A crime scene. Young Batman passes through the policemen opening up like the Nile, mumbling about him. A riddle to be solved. Suspects and witnesses to interrogate. Evidences to analyze. Detective work to do.

    That's what I expected from this movie, and that's what I got in the beginning.…

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci


    It looks like an endless Saturday Night Live parody of a true crime documentary I recently saw on Italian television about the Gucci murder. Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci could be a regular guest.