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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6:22 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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12:31 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 19, '13: Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck is revealed to be more than just Ben's little brother.

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12:17 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 19, '13: Uncut 12 min.Casey Affleck

Brothers Affleck

The Johns talk forever (uncut 12 min.) about the promising career of Ben's brother.

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8:30 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

It's Movie Time Dec 13, '13: Nebraska

Could this be an IMT critic?

John and Wayne identify with the old codger in Nebraska

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5:34 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Nebraska

A country for an old man.

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9:22 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 12, '13: The Coen Brothers

Inside Llewyn Davis impels the boys to look at the Coen Brothers.

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9:21 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec 12, '13: Uncut 15 min.The Coen Brothers

John and Johnny look at the Coen Brothers' works after seeing Inside Llewyn Davis.

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7:05 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

It's Movie Time Dec 6,'13: Out of the Furnace

Woody and Christian

John and Hope visit the Rust Belt for a bleak thriller.

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2:23 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Out of the Furnace

"I can outact you any day."

A solid vengeance film with period poignancy.

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1:21 am
Fri December 6, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Exciting storytelling.

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5:27 am
Thu December 5, 2013

God Loves Uganda

American evangelists' anti-gay preaching in Uganda: It's powerful proselytising.

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3:47 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Cinema Classics Dec. 5, '13: Holiday Classics, pt. 2

The Johns look at the last two holiday classics at the Gateway Film Center: It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. 

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3:46 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Classics Dec 5, '13: Uncut 15 min. Holiday Classics , pt. 2

Johnny and John review in uncut  15 min the final two Holiday Classics at the Gateway Film Center: It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas.

A Cinema Classic: Holiday Classics, pt. 12

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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1:56 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

It's Movie Time Nov 29,'13: The Hunger Games

John and Jessica are hungry to criticize The Hunger Games but come up mostly with praise.

Film reviewed: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

by host John DeSando with guest, Jessica Lager

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

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics.

Jessica Lager, a film graduate of Columbia College Chicago, works in Media and Marketing at ECOT (The Educational Classroom of Tomorrow).

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9:51 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 28, '13: Holiday Classics, pt. 1

John and Johnny look at the Gateway Film Center's first two holiday classics: Miracle on 34th St. and Meet Me in St. Louis.

A Cinema Classic: Holiday Classics, pt.1

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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9:50 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 28, '13: Uncut 10 min. Holiday Classics , pt. 1

John and Johnny explore in uncut  10  min. the first two Holiday Classics at the Gateway Film Center: Miracle on 34th St and Meet Me in St. Louis.

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10:05 am
Mon November 25, 2013

It's Movie Time Nov 22, '13 Kill Your Darlings

John and Linda  recall the Beat Generation with mixed feelings about Kill Your Darlings.

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6:46 am
Mon November 25, 2013

The Hunger Games

The film is on fire at the box office.

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4:53 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Kill Your Darlings

Revisit the Beat Generation with Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Burroughs.

Kill Your Darlings

Grade: B+

Director: John Krokidas

Screenplay: Austin Bunn, Krokidas

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Dane DeHaan ( The Place Beyond the Pines)

Rating: R

Runtime: 104 min.

by John DeSando

"She smells of imported sophistication and domestic cigarettes." Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan)

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