By John DeSando, WCBE's "It's Movie Time," "Cinema Classics," and "On the Marquee"
The title, Biutiful, expresses the bastardized world of convoluted misery lived in daily by Uxbal (Javier Bardem) and his family in Barcelona. The illegal immigrant activity he is involved in gives no respite and a great tragedy hurls him further into the abyss of poverty.
By John DeSando, WCBE's "It's Movie Time," "Cinema Classics," and "On the Marquee
"Youth is wholly experimental." Robert Louis Stevenson
Celine (Julie Sokolowski) identifies with the mystic Hadewijch so much so that she assumes her name at one point in this brooding drama by Bruno Dumont. Like the historical Hadewijch, Celine gives up all earthly pleasure to follow Christ, whom she deems her lover. So no young men may apply although she is generous with her time when they are around.
A Cinema Classic: Oscars 2011 Best Picture Nominations
By hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto
Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.
Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday and 2:01 pm Saturday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org.