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.

Ways to Connect

John and Johnny talk about one of the best acting-ensemble films in history. See it Starting Aptil 1 at the Gateway Film Center.

A Cinema Classic: Glengarry Glen Ross

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

Enjoyably scary and true.

It's messy and long, but you'll not be bored.

Knight of Cups

Mar 28, 2016

Moody, impressionistic Malick at his best.

John and Wayne are ambivalent about  My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

Take your limited time to view an enchanting doc about a family that beats the clock.

John and Johnny reprise their show about this year's best director Oscar winner.

Oh, well, not all Greek weddings are alike.

The Wave

Mar 23, 2016

It's an enjoyable disaster.

10 Cloverfield Lane

Mar 19, 2016

It does the horror genre proud.

John and Kevin reminisce about the  Oscar results and  ceremony for  2016.

John and Johnny have fun chatting about Kirk, Spock, and Khan.

The Bronze

Mar 16, 2016

No medal for this mediocrity.

John and Hope disagree totally about this cliched thriller.

John and Johnny savor Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, appearing at the Gateway Film Center.

John and Kevin discuss two  impressive foreign films, The Treasure and In the Shadow of Women.

Zootopia

Mar 6, 2016

Fun for the whole family.

A War

Mar 6, 2016

It's not Hurt Locker, but it is compelling story telling about the inscrutable war in Afghanistan.

London Has Fallen

Mar 3, 2016

Uncomfortably thrilling.

Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Mar 3, 2016

WTF from the title best expresses my confusion.

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