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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2:59 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Cinema Classics February 14, 2013: David O. Russell




The Johns and guest Tristan Scott Seeger look at the work of Silver Linings Playbook's director, David O. Russell.


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9:37 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cinema Classics February 14, 2013: Uncut 14 min. David O. Russell



The Johns and guest Tristan Scott Seeger pretty much love for almost 14 min.  the work of Silver Linings Playbook's director, David O. Russell.


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8:25 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Side Effects

Rooney Mara as depressed Emily

Side Effects
Grade: C
Director: Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brokovich, Contagion)
Screenplay: Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Cast: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike)
Rating: R
Runtime: 105 min.
by John DeSando


Martin Taylor (Channing Tatum): Be careful.
Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara): Why?
Martin Taylor: There are side effects.
Emily Taylor: There always are. Side effects.

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9:42 am
Sat February 9, 2013

It's Movie Time February 8, 2013: Silver Linings Playbook

John and Carolyn review David O. Russell's Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook

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9:40 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Cinema Classics February 7, 2013: 7 min. uncut Ben Affleck

The Johns disagree about  the work of Argo's director.

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1:10 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Cinema Classics February 7, 2013: Ben Affleck

John and Johnny survey Ben Affleck's directorial work with surprising disagreement.

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7:17 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Amour

A  memorable story of love.


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5:15 am
Mon February 4, 2013

It's Movie Time Feb 1, '13 A Royal Affair


John and Carolyn are happy about this torrid period drama set in 18th-century Denmark.


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5:12 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Cinema Classics Jan 31, '13 Oscar Actress Nominees


Johnny and John disagree about the importance of Oscar nominated actresses' ages



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5:10 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Cinema Classics Jan 31, '13--8 min Uncut Actress Nominees

John and Johnny disagree for over 8 uncut minutes about   Oscar nominated actresses' ages.


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6:19 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Any Day Now

An even-handed look at gay adoption and Down Syndrome.


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10:43 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Parker

Statham is an action hero for our time.

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10:34 am
Thu January 24, 2013

It's Movie Time January 25, '13 Influential Movies (rebroadcast)

Film reviewed:  Influential Movies
 


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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10:13 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Cinema Classics January 24, '13 Kathryn Bigelow


The Johns argue about the quality of Bigelow's Point Break and Blue Steel but agree on the excellence of The Hurt Locker  and Zero Dark Thirty.


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10:04 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Cinema Classics January 24, '13 Uncut Kathryn Bigelow



John and Johnny praise at uncut length The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty but disagree about Bigelow's earlier Point Break and Blue Steel.


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7:05 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Barbara

A classy European character study.


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6:38 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Broken City

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6:28 am
Sat January 19, 2013

It's Movie Time January 18, 2013: Zero Dark Thirty

Jessica Chastain in cool aviators

John and Carolyn discuss one of two top Oscar nominees, Zero Dark Thirty.


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7:40 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Cinema Classics January 17, 2013: Oscar Nominations


John and Johnny don't agree about the Oscar nominations.


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7:39 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Cinema Classics Jan 17, '13 13 min Uncut Oscar Nominations


Johnny and John duke it out over the Oscar nominations in 13 brutal, uncut minutes.



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