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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8:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

It's Movie Time Feb 21, '14 Gloria

Critics John DeSando and Linda Baas McClelland

John and Linda discuss the unique qualities of the Chilean Oscar submission, Gloria.

Film reviewed: Gloria

by host John DeSando and guest Linda Baas McClelland

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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7:38 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Omar

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4:54 am
Thu February 20, 2014

The Square

The Square makes sense of the warring factions in Egypt's recent revolution.

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4:20 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 20,'14: Jason Reitman

If you can stand the 11 visual minutes, see how the Johns assemble a quality program for NPR.

John and Johnny find some classic qualities in Ivan Reitman's director son, Jason.

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4:37 am
Sat February 15, 2014

It's Movie Time Feb 14, '14 RoboCop (2014)

John, Keith, and Wayne argue about the new RoboCop (2014). John, of course, dismisses their praise.

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5:09 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 14,14 Later Scorsese

John and Johnny argue about Martin Scorsese's later period including Wolf of Wall Street.

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5:05 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

CInema Classics Feb 14, '14: Uncut 11 min. Later Scorsese

John and Johnny evaluate Scorses's later period given the success of Wolf of Wall Street.  But show is  in 11 tortured minutes!!

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5:48 am
Wed February 12, 2014

RoboCop (2014)

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9:53 am
Fri February 7, 2014

It's Movie Time Feb 7, '14 The Monuments Men

John and Hope  agree about the entertainment value of   The Monuments Men.

Film reviewed:  The Monuments Men

by host John DeSando and guest Hope Madden

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

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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3:07 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

The Monuments Men

Looking for Michelangelo's Madonna should be more inspired.

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2:25 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 6, '14: 2014 Preview

The Johns randomly preview the 2014 season.

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2:24 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Cinema Classics Feb 6, '14: Uncut 10 min.'14 Preview

Johnny and John for 10 mercilessly long minutes selectively preview films for 2014.

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3:24 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

It's Movie Time Jan 31, '14: The Rocket

John and Helmut like The Rocket, set in Laos.

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5:24 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 30, '14: Oscar Predictions

John and Johnny always disagree on their Oscar predictions.

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5:18 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Labor Day

Surprisingly entertaining drama, albeit formulaic, for this time of year.

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5:09 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Cinema Classics Jan 30,'14 Uncut 12 min.Oscar Predictions

The Johns disagree on what Oscar nominees will win.

A Cinema Classic: Oscar Predictions for 2013

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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3:08 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

The Rocket

One of the best films of the year.

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6:45 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Camille Claudel 1915

The powerful drama is in Binoche's face.

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10:45 am
Fri January 24, 2014

It's Movie Time Jan 24, '14 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

John and Srinath generally  agree about the quality of  Jack Ryan's newest adventure.

Film reviewed-- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

by host John DeSando with guest Srinath Sampath

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

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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