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, big Tom Cruise fans, celebrate Gateway's screening of the 70 mm print.

A Cinema Classic: Top Gun

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 Stay connected on Facebook.

John and Sommer are still laughing at this raunchy, witty comedy.

John and Johnny love this bloody, brooding Western.

A Bigger Splash

May 18, 2016

Moody, gorgeous, complex melodrama and thriller.

It's raunchy and witty, but, hey, that's sorority life.

John and Kevin agree this is one super movie.

John and Johnny talk about Gateway Film Center's 70mm screening of Lawrence of Arabia.

Finding Mr Right 2

May 12, 2016

A Fine Romance.

It's much more than a super-heroes' blast fest.

Sing Street

May 9, 2016

An most enjoyable musical born out of cliches but made fresh by John Carney.

John and Wayne give a cursory look at upcoming movies for summer '16.


May 5, 2016

Highly improbable and uniquely likeable, both movie and star.

Visually splendid, culturally a bit inauthentic.

Brainy and imaginative, this 'toon has it all.

It's Movie Time April 29, '16 Green Room

Apr 29, 2016

John and Linda talk about Patrick Stewart's Green Room.

Papa Hemingway in Cuba

Apr 29, 2016

I just like hanging with Papa.

John and Johnny, inspired by Midnight Special and 10 Cloverfield Lane, review some sci-fi classics.

Green Room

Apr 26, 2016

Like 10 Cloverfield Lane, another smart horror delight.

John and Hope have a few laughs over one of the best comedies in recent years.