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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4:56 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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Movies
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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Movies
12:05 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

It's Movie Time, May 9, '14: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  John, Lula, and Keith have  differing opinions about the new Spider-Man blockbuster.

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8:48 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Cinema Classics May 8, '14: John Wayne

  John and Johnny assess the career of The Duke, John Wayne.

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5:48 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

It's Movie Time May 2, '14: Blue Ruin

  John and  Barry find pathos and humor in an excellent Cannes-winning thriller, Blue Ruin.

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5:23 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  It's mostly boring romance punctuated by some promising villainy.

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4:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Blue Ruin

  It's how a good revenge thriller should be made.

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12:10 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Cinema Classics May 1, '14: Annie Hall

See Annie Hall, Sunday May 4, 2 PM at the Gateway Film Center. Brunch at noon and film   for $15, only film for $7.50.  Johnny and I will share lunch with you and introduce the film.

A Cinema Classic: Annie Hall

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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1:59 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

It's Movie Time April 25, '14 Transcendence

  John and Hope had hope for Depp this time, but Transcendence turned into disappointment.

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1:32 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Cinema Classics April 24, '14 The Grand Wes Anderson (Repeat)

  John, Johnny, and Chris mutually admire the work of Wes Anderson and his movie entitled "The Grand Budapest Hotel." We decided to repeat our show while the film is still showing (it's that good!)

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