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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8:56 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Cinema Classics Oct 24, '13: Uncut 11 min. Revenge Films

John and Johnny delight in the energy of revenge films by taking their own uncut 11 min. revenge..

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7:25 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

The Summit

It'll cure you of a hunger to mountain climb.

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5:38 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

It's Movie Time Oct 18, '13: Romeo and Juliet

John and Barry discuss a woeful  new  film version of Romeo and Juliet.

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5:08 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Carrie

The ultimate msfit is back, and she's just as mean as she was 37 years ago.

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1:22 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Romeo and Juliet

Those young lovers are at it again, lamely.

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3:14 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Captain Phillips

Greengrass has a gift for depicting action.

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6:23 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

It's Movie Time October 4, '13: Rush

John and Helmut admire Ron Howard's Rush .

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6:10 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Blue Caprice

These snipers are tough to figure out.

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5:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Gravity 3-D

Cinematography is first rate. Story is less so.

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4:56 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Don Jon

Gordon-Levitt has a future as a writer-director.

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9:42 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Cinema Classics Oct 3, '13: Animation Saturation

Are there too many animations these days?

A Cinema Classic: Animation Saturation

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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9:41 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Cinema Classics Oct. 3, '13: Uncut 11 min. Animation Saturation

John and Johnny go on and on in this uncut discussion about too many animations.

A Cinema Classic: 11 Min. Uncut Animation Saturation Discussion

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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7:53 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Rush

An outstanding racing, action, biography film.

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9:55 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Salinger

The great writer remains as much a mystery as ever.

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9:08 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Enough Said

Enough Said

Grade: B

Director: Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money)

Screenplay: Holofcener

Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 93 min.

by John DeSando

“I’m planning on losing some weight. I really need to.”Albert (James Gandolfini)

Those lines are “enough said” about the challenges of middle age. The film of the same name is a primer on the sweet and sour of 50’sh singles finding love and nurturing it in the presence of college-bound teens and bitter ex’s.

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10:38 am
Thu September 26, 2013

It's Movie Time Sept. 27, '13: Enough Said

John and Linda are favorable but not overly so about Enough Said.

Film reviewed: Enough Said

by host John DeSando and guest, Linda Baas

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.

Linda Baas is a fan of It's Movie Time and an interior designer.

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9:42 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Cinema Classics Sept 26, '13: Hitchcocktober

John and Johnny  review the October Hitchcock films at the Gateway Film Center.

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9:41 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Cinema Classics Sept 26, '13: Uncut 11 min. Hitchcocktober

The boys remark for 11 min. about the excellent films of Hitchcock at the Gateway Film Center in October.

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5:41 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

It's Movie Time Sept. 20, '13: The Family

Family Face

Film reviewed: The Family

by host John DeSando with guest, Wayne Miller

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.

Wayne Miller is a dean at Franklin University and a past chair of the Film Council of Greater Columbus.

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4:27 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Prisoners

Prisoners
Grade: B
Director: Denis Villeneuve (Incendies)
Screenplay: Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband)
Cast: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Jake Gyllenhaal
Rating: R
Runtime: 153 min.
by John DeSando

“Be prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman)

So you think someone can replicate the sinister Silence of the Lambs and the melodramatic Mystic River; well no one can because they are grand thrillers, fraught with suspense and depravity and peppered with audience desire for revenge.

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