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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7:18 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Last Vegas

Enjoyable, philosophical, unspectacular, but full of seasoned talent.

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9:56 am
Thu October 31, 2013

It's Movie Time Nov 1, '13: The Counselor

John and Jessica disagree about the merits of the Ridley Scott, Cormac McCarthy collaboration, The Counselor.

Film reviewed: The Counselor

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 for ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow).

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2:19 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Cinema Classics Oct. 31, '13: Actors to Directors Pt.1

Johnny and John consider  directors who are actors.

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2:16 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Cinema Classics Oct 31, '13: Uncut min. Actors into Directors pt.1

John and Johnny explore in  11 uncut min. the variety of current actors who have also become directors.

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1:54 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

The Counselor

A few of us critics love this little neo-noir set in West Texas.

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3:33 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

It's Movie Time Oct. 25, '13: Carrie

John and Wayne  are  disappointed with the new Carrie but not Chloe. 

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8:57 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Cinema Classics Oct 24, '13: Revenge Films

The recent Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman,  encourages our boys to think about  revenge films in general.

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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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