The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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This lurid 1948 melodrama by Jean Negulesco has built up a considerable underground reputation.
Framed within a realistically intimate roadhouse setting, yarn reconstructs the triangle with an arrestingly psychotic twist supplied by Richard Widmark.
List first the fact that Widmark, though he stands in danger of being typed as the screen's prime psychotic, does an excellent job (complete with chilling laughter).
Mad, perhaps, but memorable too.
What makes it different is Ida Lupino's incarnation of the torch singer Lily: a singular instance of Hollywood trying to imagine an autonomous adult woman.
A stylish and perverse film noir.
A minor classic of forties film noir with major pleasures, Road House is an unusual, and unusually fascinating, variation on the genre.
A strange cultish love-triangle film noir directed by the gifted Jean Negulesco.
Widmark does his wicked best as the obsessed would-be lover, and waiting in the wings is the great Holm to gently out-act them all.
Road House is kind of a tough movie for me to form an opinion of. It's not really noir, kind of but not really. It takes place in this claustrophobic bar/bowling alley/lodge place and this weird love triangle thing is going on, I don't know. Ida Lupino is great as usual and her singing voice serves as a parallel for how I feel about the movie. I'm kind of put off by it initially but after the third performance I was kind of intrigued. Richard Widmark is his usual over-the-top, early performance nutjob self as the crazy spoiled heiress in a performance that kind of mirrors Lupino's in They Drive By Night. That bar fight was an absolute blast nd Celeste Holm was such a doll.
Widmark gives a fantastic performance in this movie. That's mainly why I loved it, but the story is interesting and exciting as well.
ida is terrific, her 'singing' must be experienced to be fully appreciated and what's going on with that hairdo? but widmark steals the show as spoiled brat psycho 'jefty.' bit over the top but very enjoyable
Ida couldn't be tougher then as the road house singer she plays here and Richard Widmark is delightfully nuts in this fine noir.
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