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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8:04 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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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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