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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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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11:57 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 21, '13: Cormac McCarthy

John and Johnny review the film work of acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy

A Cinema Classic: Cormac McCarthy 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.

John DeSando is also co-host of WCBE’s It’s Movie Time. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 21, '13: Uncut 11 min. Cormac McCarthy

John and Johnny discuss Cormac McCarthy, one of the foremost novelists our time  whose works have been adapted for the screen.

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1:50 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

It's Movie Time Nov 15, '13 The Dallas Buyers Club

John and Helmut see an Oscar nomination in the lead performance.

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1:48 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

How I Live Now

Teen romances should be banned until the underagers grow up.

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5:25 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 14, '13: Whistleblowers

With the current Julian Assange popularity, Johnny and John review the most acclaimed whistleblowers in film.

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5:24 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 14, '13: Uncut 12 min. Whistleblowers

Because of thefilm Fifth Estate about Julian Assange, John and Johnny remember some whistleblowers in film.

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5:22 am
Thu November 14, 2013

The Dallas Buyers Club

Depicting the fight against AIDS in the mid-'80's offers a Texas actor a chance for an Oscar.

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4:50 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

The Motel Life

These boys need steady work or better living circumstances..

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5:19 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

It's Movie Time Nov 8, '13 Thor: The Dark World

John, Lula, and Keith sometimes agree  about Thor.

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3:09 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Thor

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3:09 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

All is Lost

Redford is not lost to an Oscar nomination this time. It's that good!

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3:32 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 7, '13: Actors to Directors pt 2

The boys go at it for the B team of actors who became directors.

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3:30 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Cinema Classics Nov 7, '13: Uncut 11 min. Actors to Directors pt 2

Ron Howard

The Johns continue talking  for 11 uncut min. about actors to directors, only this time it's B list.

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