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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Movies
11:20 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Anna Karenina

A new and exciting way to experience an old story.


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10:09 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Cinema Classics November 22, 2012:9 min. Uncut James Bond


A Cinema Classic: 9 min Uncut James Bond with Professor Johnny's Bond "life lessons."

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7:21 am
Mon November 26, 2012

The Sessions

You'll not see a more sexual film this year.


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9:22 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Cinema Classics November 22, 2012 : James Bond


John and Johnny argue the relative merits of Connery and Craig.


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9:16 am
Fri November 23, 2012

It's Movie Time November 23, 2012: Lincoln


John and Carolyn appreciate the drama and historicity of the film Lincoln.


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4:58 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Life of PI

The most imaginative film this year.


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1:21 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Silver Linings Playbook

Cooper and Lawrence are the best couple in a romantic dramedy this year.



Silver Linings Playbook
Grade: A
Director: David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Screenplay: Russell from Matthew Quick novel
Cast: Bradley Cooper (Limitless), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games)
Rating: R
Runtime:
by John DeSando


“I’m remaking myself,” Pat (Bradley Cooper)

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3:24 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

It's Movie Time November 16, 2012: Holy Motors


John and Carolyn reveal the intricacies of Holy Motors.



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7:19 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Lincoln

The political process meets "Honest Abe."


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7:09 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Cinema Classics Nov 15, 2012 Nov. Holiday Films


John and Johnny discuss films for the November 2012 holiday season.


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7:05 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Cinema Classics November 15, 2012 : Uncut 8 Min Nov. Holiday Films

John and Johnny go on about films for the November 2012 holiday season.



A Cinema Classic: Uncut  8 min  November Holiday Films

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9:31 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Holy Motors

A strangely interesting treatise on death and acting.


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10:25 am
Fri November 9, 2012

It's Movie Time November 9, 2012: Skyfall



John and Carolyn go sky high in their praise of Skyfall.


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9:43 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Skyfall

The 50th anniversary of the Bond series:


Skyfall


Grade: A
Director: Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
Screenplay: Neal Purvis (Quantum of Solace), et al.
Cast: Daniel Craig (Casino Royale), Javier Bardem (No Country for Old men)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 143 min.
by John DeSando
 

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11:43 am
Wed November 7, 2012

It's Movie Time Wins Platinum MarCom Award

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WCBE 90.5 FM wins top Marcom Award.

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11:38 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Cinema Classics November 8, 2012 : Columbus Int. Film + Video Festival


John interviews Susan Halpern about the Columbus International Film and Video Festival


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9:34 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Cinema Classics November 1, 2012 : Tootsie Uncut

John endures 10 raw minutes of Johnny in drag--

on radio, much less!

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9:33 am
Fri November 2, 2012

It's Movie Time November 2, 2012: Cloud Atlas

Carolyn and John try to make sense of the challenging and imaginative Cloud Atlas.

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8:30 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Flight

A cautionary tale about the tyranny of addiction whether in the sky or on the land.

Flight
Grade: B
Director: Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future)
Screenplay: John Gatins (Real Steel)
Cast: Nadine Velazquez (A Day in the Life), Denzel Washington (Safe House)
Rating: R
by John DeSando

“Nobody could've landed that plane like I did.” Whip (Denzel Washington)

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1:31 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Grade: B+
Directors: Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), Andy Wachowski (The Matrix), Lana Wachowski (The Matrix)
Screenplay: Tykwer, Wachowskis, from David Mitchell novel
Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry
Rating: R
Runtime: 172 Min
by John DeSando

“Just trying to understand why we keep making the same mistakes.”    Luisa Rey (Halle Berry)

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