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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6:42 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Cinema Classics June 19, '14: Kids and Horror Films

A Cinema Classic: Kids and Horror Films

  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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6:33 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Palo Alto

Teens in anguish: A credible if not cliched

  start for one more Coppola.

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3:23 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Night Moves

A quiet indie with character.

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3:26 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

It's Movie Time June 13, '14 Edge of Tomorrow

  John and Hope review Tom Cruise's tent pole Edge of Tomorrow.

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6:07 am
Mon June 9, 2014

It's Movie Time June 6, '14: Cold in July

John and Wayne find a neo-noir gem, Cold in July.

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11:06 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Congratulations to It's Movie Time

Wayne Miller and John DeSando received the Communicator "Award of Distinction" for their work on  It's Movie Time segments. The award honors excellence in marketing and communication from all over the U.S.

WCBE 90.5 FM  and the Gateway Film Center are proud sponsors of the show.

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11:05 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Cinema Classics June 5, '14: Pulp Fiction

The Gateway Film Center presents Pulp Fiction on Sunday, June 8. Lunch  at noon, movie at 2 pm ($15 for both or $7.50 movie). John and Johnny will be there to talk about the film.

A Cinema Classic: Pulp Fiction

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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4:56 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow

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7:03 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Cold in July

A terrifying and comical noir  well worth seeing.

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2:26 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

It's Movie Time May 30, '14 X-Men: Days of Future Past

John and Hope  agree this is a fun popcorn muncher for this summer.

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9:29 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Cinema Classics May 29, '14: Summer Blockbusters

John and Johnny talk about the two seminal summer blockbusters.

A Cinema Classic: Summer Blockbusters

  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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5:04 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

It's Movie Time March 23, '14: Locke

John and Linda marvel at an absorbing film set in a car with only a driver and his telephone.

Film reviewed: Locke

by host John DeSando and 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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4:55 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Belle

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4:36 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Thrilling blockbuster for the beginning of summer.

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4:35 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Cinema Classics May 22, '14: Heartbreakers

Anticipating the tragic love story of The Fault in Our Stars, Johnny and John look at a few previous heartbreakers.

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6:57 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

It's Movie Time May 16, '14: Neighbors

  John and Wayne find the new frat comedy Neighbors amusing if not great.

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6:55 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Cinema Classics May 15, '14: Cinematographers

John and Johnny survey the great cinematographers: Part I

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6:36 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Locke

  A rewarding ride.

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6:59 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Neighbors

  Neighbors lives next to Animal House in a sometimes witty comedy.

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