John DeSando

It's Movie Time and Cinema Classics Co-Host

John holds a doctorate in English literature and has been a humanities professor, teaching award recipient, and university academic vice president.

In 2010 he was awarded the Los Angeles Press Club’s first place National Entertainment Journalism Award for best radio feature.

John is on the boards of Actors’ Theater, Shadowbox Live, Early Music of Columbus, Gateway Film Center, and Crichton Club.

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4:55 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Whiplash

One of the best movies of the year.

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6:28 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

It's Movie Time Nov 14, '14 Interstellar

John and Kevin  are not as impressed with Christopher Nolan this time around.

 

 

Film reviewed: Interstellar

 

  

 

by host John DeSando with guest Kevin Carr 

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6:19 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Rosewater

 

 

  

A promising debut for Jon Stewart.

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2:44 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Citizenfour

Can you handle the truth?

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1:03 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Cinema Classics Nov. 13, '14: Jake Gyllenhaal

Inspired by Nightcrawler, the Johns look at  Jake's filmography.

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5:18 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

It's Movie Time Nov. 7, '14: Nightcrawler

John and Wayne think Jake Gyllenhaal will gain an Oscar nomination for his role as Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler.

Film reviewed:  Nightcrawler

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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5:17 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Cinema Classics Nov 6, '14: Bill Murray

Inspired by St. Vincent, the boys look at Murray.

  

A Cinema Classic: Bill Murray

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 on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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5:15 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Listen Up Phillip

He's unlikable but entertaining. 

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5:05 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Before I Go to Sleep

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Before I Go to Sleep

Grade: C

Director: Rowan Joffe

Screenplay: Joffe from S.J. Watson novel

Cast: Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge), Colin Firth ( TheKing’s Speech)

Rating: R

Runtime: 92 min.

by John DeSando

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.” Oscar Wilde

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11:14 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Laggies

Laggies captures entertainingly the uncertainty of being 20 something.

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3:42 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Interstellar

It's a visual and thematic delight flawed only by big-time daddy issues.

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2:26 am
Sun November 2, 2014

It's Movie Time Oct 31, '14 Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

John and Hope rank Birdman  one of the two best films of the year.

Film reviewed: Birdman

by host John DeSando with guest Hope Madden

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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2:24 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Cinema Classics Oct. 30, '14 Brad Pitt

John and Johnny, inspired by Fury, assess Brad Pitt's career.

A Cinema Classic: Brad Pitt

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 on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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7:57 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Chef

If you love food at all, you'll love this movie.

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5:40 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Nightcrawler

One of the best thrillers of the year and one of the best performances.

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10:53 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Keaton may be the leading contender for the Oscar because of this enjoyable film.

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9:21 am
Wed October 29, 2014

John Wick

It's brutally and beautifully savage.

John Wick

Grade: B Directors: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski

Screenplay: Derek Kolstad (The Package)

Cast: Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Michael Nyqvist ( Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol)

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 min.

by John DeSando

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is one bad boy in the sense that he comes out of retirement as an assassin to revenge the murder of his dog. Note the levity that comes from the thought of scores of evil internationals terminated by John in the name of his dog.

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6:23 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

St. Vincent

Bill Murray is a saint, believe it or not.

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9:44 am
Thu October 23, 2014

It's Movie Time October 23, '14: Fury

John and Linda find realism and humanity inside a Sherman tank.

Film reviewed: Fury

by host John DeSando with guest Linda Baas McClelland

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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2:09 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Cinema Classics October 16, '14: Williams vs. Carrey

The boys battle it out over who's a better entertainer, Williams or Carrey.

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