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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5:25 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Cinema Classics April 11, 2013: Al Pacino

Al Pacino gets the adulation he can't refuse.

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5:24 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Cinema Classics April 11, 2013: 12 min. Uncut Al Pacino

A Cinema Classic: Uncut 12 min. Al Pacino

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5:29 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

It's Movie Time April 5, 2013 Ginger & Rosa

John and Carolyn finally find a good movie after too many weeks of the January to April movie dead zone.

Film reviewed: Ginger & Rosa

by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck

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

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE's Cinema Classics and appears on Fox 28's Man Panel.

Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/ Fox 28.

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7:29 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Mindless fun for a dull afternoon.

G. I. Joe: Retaliation

Grade: C

Director: John M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets)

Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (both Zombieland) Cast: Dwayne Johnson (Snitch), Jonathan Pryce (Evita)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 110 min

by John DeSando

“Soon the world will bow down to Zeus.”

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6:10 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Evil Dead

As good a scare fest as it gets.

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6:04 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Cinema Classics April 4, 2013: The Graduate

Johnny and John obviously love this film.

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6:03 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Cinema Classics April 4, 2013: Uncut 15 min. The Graduate

These boys sure do love their Graduate--all 15 minutes of scintillating discussion.

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7:29 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Ginger & Rosa

Ginger & Rosa
Grade: B+
Director: Sally Potter (Orlando)
Screenplay: Potter (The Tango Lesson)
Cast: Elle Fanning (Super 8), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 90 min
by John DeSando

Ginger & Rosa is a deceptive title because this slight tale is intensely about Ginger (Elle Fanning), whose life is affected by Rosa (Alice Englert), but still defined by her own sense of herself and her notions of right and wrong.

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4:03 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

The Gatekeepers

Watch real power talk about itself.

The Gatekeepers
Grade: A
Director:
Cast: Ami Avalon, Avraham Shalom
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 101 min.
by John DeSando

"These are philosophical questions, not practical ones," Yaakov Peri

If the Arab-Israeli conflict interests you, then take a close look at The Gatekeepers, a first-rate documentary about Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency primarily responsible for Israel’s complicated relationship with Palestine, for both good and bad.

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5:06 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

It's Movie Time March 29, 2013: Olympus Has Fallen

John and Carolyn definitely disagree.

Film reviewed:  Olympus Has Fallen

by hosts John DeSando and Carolyn Bruck

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

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics and appears on Fox 28’s  Man Panel. Carolyn Bruck is a news anchor for ABC 6/Fox 28.

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5:52 am
Thu March 28, 2013

It's Movie Time March 29, 2013: Olympus Has Fallen

Carolyn and John have decidely different opinions about  this thriller.


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5:46 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Cinema Classics March 28, 2013: Musicals

The Johns, prompted by Les Miserables' popularity, discuss classic musicals.


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5:42 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Cinema Classics March 28, 2013: Uncut 12 min. Musicals


We know John's favorite musicals, but go figure Johnny's!


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6:26 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen

Enjoy a cheesy B thriller.

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4:25 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Spring Breakers

Phantasmagoric and fleshy, but a slight bit more substantial than you'd think.

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6:45 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Admission

I must admit I liked Admission.


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5:12 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Stoker

Another dysfunctional family but with  functional cinematography.

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11:58 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Cinema Classics March 21, '13: Movie Culture in Columbus, Ohio

A Cinema Classic: Johnny and John ask where are the crowds for classic cinema in Columbus, Ohio?

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11:57 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Cinema Classics March 21, '13: Uncut 10 min. Movie Culture in Columbus, Ohio


John and Johnny ask where have all the cinephiles gone--and they take 10 minutes to rant about it.


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