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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7:43 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Cinema Classics Oct 9, '14: Annoying Actors

John, Johnny, and Jordan have fun nominating their most annoying actors.

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3:33 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Kill the Messenger

Interesting piece of journalistic history--the messenger makes the greatest sacrifice.

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3:21 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

The Judge

Downey and Duvall are the bomb.

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8:48 am
Tue October 7, 2014

It's Movie Time Oct 3, '14: The Equalizer

John and Wayne should be getting a check soon from Denzel for their praise of his performance.

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7:58 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Cinema Classics October 2, '14: Fall '14 Preview

John and Johnny preview a few  films they're looking forward to  this fall.

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5:48 am
Thu October 2, 2014

The Equalizer

As an action hero, Denzel may have no equal.

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9:07 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

It's Movie Time, Sept 26, '14: The Skeleton Twins

John and guest, Kevin Carr,  enjoyed The Skeleton Twins, a dramedy starring Kristin Wiig and Bill Heder.

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5:55 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Cinema Classics, Sept. 25, '14: Hitchcocktober

  John and Johnny preview the annual Hitchcock festival at the Gateway Film Center, now co-sponsored by Studio 35.

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5:48 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

20,000 Days on Earth

Learn something about the artistic process from a famous poet-rock star.

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8:36 am
Fri September 19, 2014

It's Movie Time Sept 19, '14: The Drop

John and Hope agree Tom Hardy is the new Brando.

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9:12 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Cinema Classics Sept 18,'14: Jason Tostevin, Pt. 2

John and Johnny continue their conversation with filmmaker Jason Tostevin.

A Cinema Classic: Jason Tostevin

  

  

  

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 WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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9:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Tusk

A strange and memorable horror film. 

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8:49 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The Trip to Italy

Witty traveling companions, lush scenery, terrific food--this film has it all.

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8:36 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The Zero Theorem

A beautifully wrought sci-fi with an ultimately simple thesis.

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4:14 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

It's Movie Time Sept 12, '14 The Last of Robin Hood

John and Helmut preside over the demise of a swashbuckler and a bio of his last days.

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6:32 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Artful Gambit

A smart short with promise for future, feature-length films.

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5:05 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

The Drop

Hardy IS  Brando.

 

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6:45 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Cinema Classics Sept 11, '14: Jason Tostevin, Filmmaker, Part I

John, Johnny, and Jason talk about making films.

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6:39 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Land Ho!

A buddy film with arresting landscape.

Land Ho!

Grade: B-

Directors: Aaron Katz (Cold Weather), Martha Stephens (Pilgrim Song)

Screenplay: Katz, Stephens

Cast: Earl Lynn Nelson (Pilgrim Song), Paul Eenhorn (This is Martin Bonner)

Rating: R

Runtime: 95 min.

by John DeSando

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4:12 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

It's Movie Time, Sept 5, '14: The Congress

John and Linda  make some  sense of a challenging sci-fi.

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