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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5:54 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

A thriller and a reality.


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12:01 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

It's Movie Time Jan 11, '13: The Impossible

Naomi Watts


John and Carolyn are ambivalent about the new Indonesian tsunami drama, The Impossible.


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10:29 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Gangster Squad

You've seen it all before, but this genre remains fresh with actors like these.


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4:41 am
Fri January 11, 2013

The Central Park Five

Justice is as much a victim as the young men.


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10:37 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Cinema Classics January 3, 2013: Spaghetti Westerns

The Man with No Name (but we sure do know the actor)


Johnny and John, inspired by Django, try to define "Spaghetti Westerns."


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10:36 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Cinema Classics January 3, 2013: Uncut Spaghetti Westerns

Dirty Harry Unchained


Johnny goes on at uncut length about one of his fav genres. Spaghetti  Westerns.  John has some opinions as well.


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2:28 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

The Impossible

Fine acting  and first-rate graphics make up for a lack of universal application.


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2:54 am
Sat January 5, 2013

It's Movie Time January 4, 2013: Promised Land

Director Gus Van Sant


Carolyn and John argue  about what the frack is going on with the movie's plot.



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4:27 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Cinema Classics Jan 3, '13 The African Queen


John and Johnny review The African Queen for showing at the Gateway Film Center this week.


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4:24 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Cinema Classics Jan 3, '13 8 min Uncut The African Queen

Bogart and Hepburn

Johnny and John  take  8 uncut minutes ( Johnny 6, John 2) to praise this classic.



A Cinema Classic: The African Queen 

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7:01 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Promised Land

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5:05 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Docs & Nearly Dead Dudes--New Year's Day 1 hour Special about 2012 Documentaries and Aging Stars

The Queen of Versailles


John and Carolyn have fun discussing some of the best  documentaries from 2012 and some very old stars from the same year.


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5:03 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Deadfall

Bloody business that promises more than it delivers.


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6:24 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

It's Movie Time December 28, 2012: Chinatown


John and Carolyn take a break from regular reviews to talk about one of their favorite films.


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6:14 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

The Guilt Trip

A comedy to make YOU feel guilty.


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8:20 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Cinema Classics Dec 27 '12 Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino


Quentin Tarantino's success as writer-director of Django Unchained demands John, Johnny, and Chris discuss his oeuvre.


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8:14 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Cinema Classics Dec 27 '12-- 8 min.uncut Tarantino


As much as you'll be able to withstand, 8 uncut minutes of John, Johnny, and Chris about Quentin Tarantino.


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6:33 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Jack Reacher


Cruise controls.



Jack Reacher
Grade: A-
Director: Christopher McQuarrie (The Tourist)
Screenplay: McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), from Lee Child book
Cast: Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible), Rosamund Pike (Wrath of the Titans)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 130 min.
by John DeSando

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11:43 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Hyde Park on Hudson

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7:57 am
Tue December 25, 2012

Django Unchained

Tarantino is unparalleled for Unchained


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