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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9:13 am
Thu January 9, 2014

August: Osage County

It beats even my family gatherings for verbal mud wrestling.

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6:22 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Lone Survivor

It's rough out there!

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6:13 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

It's Movie Time Dec 27, '13: August: Osage County (in theaters Jan 10)

Critics Linda Baas McClelland and John DeSando

Linny and Johnny love their families' dramas, but this film beats all for verbal violence. August: Osage County will be in theaters January 10.

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6:10 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Her

Learn about real love through unreal software.

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5:53 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Frozen

A warm Disney fairy tale, old fashioned and modern, bouncy and poignant.

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5:14 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan. 2, '14: EW & NYFCC Best Films of '13

John and Johnny chat about EW and NYFCC  choices for best films of '13.

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5:09 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan. 2, '14: Uncut 15 min. EW & NYFCA Best Films of '13

The Johns expand  their 5 minutes about top films from two top organizations.

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6:16 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

It's benignly absurd with likeable characters and no intricate plot. It'll help you through winter.

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5:33 am
Sun December 29, 2013

The Grandmaster

Less about its hero and more about the beauty of kung fu.

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4:51 am
Sun December 29, 2013

Some Velvet Morning

The modern battle of the sexes is orchestrated for maximum enjoyment albeit unresolved.

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9:38 am
Thu December 26, 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street

While Leo acts delightfully over the top, Martin directs one of his best films.

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8:04 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 26, '13: Stiller-Bale Mashup

John and Johnny improbably compare Christian Bale and Ben Stiller.

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8:02 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 26, '13: Uncut 11 min. Bale-Stiller Mashup

The Johns dare to compare Ben Stiller and Christian Bale for 11 long minutes.

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4:17 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A gentle romance inspired by a great writer from Columbus, Ohio

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3:27 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela's bio needs more insight, less history.

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7:45 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

It's Movie Time Dec 20, '13: American Hustle

John and guest Srinath Sampath are of one mind about the greatness of American Hustle.

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7:33 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Philomena

If you grew up under the nuns, this film will justify your suspicions.

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6:41 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks

Catch the Disney and Poppins spirit.

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6:22 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

American Hustle

Could be the best movie of the year if it can move off stage the gravity of 12 Years a Slave.

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12:41 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis

It's dark and smokey in the folk venues of the '60's.

The Coen brothers have another memorable loner if just a tad too dark.

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