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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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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11:10 am
Fri October 26, 2012

It's Movie Time October 26, 2012: The Imposter

Review of The Imposter

John and Carolyn scratch their critical heads over the shenanigans in  documentary The Imposter.


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1:05 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Cinema Classics October 25, 2012 : Psycho

John, Johnny, and Wayne get psyched about Hitch.


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1:00 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Cinema Classics October 25, 2012 : Psycho Uncut 10 min.

The Johns and Wayneo go crazy for 10 uncut minutes about Psycho.


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1:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

It's Movie Time, October 19, 2012: Argo

John and Carolyn discuss the accuracy of the hype surrounding Argo.


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1:55 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Cinema Classics October 18, 2012 : Rear Window

Hitchcock expert Wayne Miller joins John and Johnny to discuss the ultimate voyeuristic experience, Rear Window.


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1:46 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Cinema Classics October 18, 2012 : Rear Window Uncut 10 min.

Ten minutes of raw John, Johnny, and guest Hitch expert Wayne Miller look through the most famous window in film history.


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12:32 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Seven Psycopaths

Zany characters in a bizarre story equal an amusing experience.


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11:02 am
Tue October 16, 2012

The Imposter

Deception is the game.


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7:13 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Argo

Ben Affleck moves closer to auteur status.


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9:44 am
Thu October 11, 2012

It's Movie Time October 12, 2012: Influential, Almost Perfect Films

John and Carolyn take a breather and choose influential, almost perfect films.


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1:38 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Cinema Classics October 11, 2012 : The Birds

The Johns with guest Hitchcock expert Wayne Miller discuss The Birds and especially Tippi Hedren.


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1:34 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Cinema Classics October 11, 2012 : The Birds Uncut 9 min.

John, Johnny, and Hitchcock expert Wayne Miller catch The Birds.


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