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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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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4:10 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Cinema Classics Sept 4, '14: Guys and Dolls

  John and Johnny preview the musical, Guys and Dolls, being screened at the Gateway Film Center, Sunday, September 7 at 2 PM. Lunch/movie special in the Torpedo Room beginning at noon.

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3:57 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Summer sci-fi  at its rollicking best.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Grade: B+

Director: James Gunn (Super)

Screenplay: Gunn, Nicole Perlman (from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning comic book)

Cast: Chris Pratt (Her), Zoe Saldana (Avatar)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 121 min.

by John DeSando

“So here we are: a thief, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac. But we're not going to stand by as evil wipes out the galaxy. I guess we're stuck together, partners.” Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)

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9:20 am
Fri September 5, 2014

The Last of Robin Hood

May this movie rest in peace.

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3:19 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

The Congress

The Congress is an enjoyable sci-fi mess.

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9:33 am
Fri August 29, 2014

It's Movie Time Aug 29, '14 Calvary

John and Elizabeth find joy in the suffering of Fr. James.

Film reviewed: Calvary

by host John DeSando with guest, Elizabeth Toulan

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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9:20 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower

Grade: B

Director: Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times)

Screenplay: Rossi

Cast: Andrew Delbanco

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

“Opportunity means making college more affordable.” Barack Obama

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1:53 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Cinema Classics August 28, '14: Debra Winger

John asks Johnny about his interest in Debra Winger.

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6:30 am
Mon August 25, 2014

It's Movie Time August 22, '14 Magic in the Moonlight

John and Kevin differ about  Woody Allen's new  romantic comedy, Magic in the Moonlight.

Film reviewed: Magic in the Moonlight

by host John DeSando with guest Kevin Carr

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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6:20 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Calvary

It's Irish, it's Catholic,  it's memorable.

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6:13 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Dog

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5:05 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Cinema Classics August 21, '14: Aging Directors

    John and Johnny, inspired by the Woodman's recent romantic comedy, Magic in the Moonlight, discuss active directors in their '70's and '80's.

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7:33 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

It's Movie Time Aug 15, '14: Boyhood

John and Helmut marvel at Linklater's epic Boyhood.

Film reviewed: Boyhood

by host John DeSando with guest Helmut Kremling

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

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7:23 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight

"There's magic in the web of it." Shakespeare

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7:48 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Cinema Classics Aug 14, '14: Jennifer Lawrence

Johnny and John assess the burgeoning career of Jennifer Lawrence.

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6:21 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

It's Movie Time Aug 8, '14 Get on Up

  John, Patricia, and Anthony sing the praises of the James Brown biopic, Get on Up.

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