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Johnny DiLoretto is a longtime Columbus media personality who has amused audiences since 1998 when he began writing irreverent movie reviews for The Other Paper. Shortly after that he made a distinct impression on local TV audiences when he became ABC 6 and FOX 28's nighttime entertainment reporter.

In 2006 Johnny turned viewers on to the many amazing people and places of central Ohio on the morning broadcast, Good Day Columbus, in his distinctly off-the-cuff style. Over the years, Johnny has taken great pride in co-hosting and co-producing  Cinema Classics for WCBE.

Cinema Classics July 12, '18: A24

Jul 10, 2018

The boys marvel at the output of entertainment producer A24.

Cinema Classics July 5, '18 Film Columbus

Jul 5, 2018

John Daugherty, executive director of Film Columbus, chats with John DeSando about the Film Commission.

Cinema Classics June 28, '18 Brad Bird

Jun 27, 2018

John and Johnny survey the young career of Incredibles 2's Brad Bird.

John and Johnny celebrate the 50th anniversary of arguably the smartest sci-fi film of all time: 2001.

John and Johnny marvel at the conditions under which this classic was made in Africa.

With the new Solo: A Star Wars Story, the boys assess the career of the original Han Solo, Harrison Ford.

A Cinema Classic: Harrison Ford

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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.

Cinema Classics May 31, '18 Summer '18

May 29, 2018

John and Johnny scan  summer '18 now and later.

John and Johnny expand their recent Butch Cassidy discussion to the decade-earlier Magnificent Seven.

The boys face off two of their favorite actresses, Annette Bening and Susan Sarandon.

John and Johnny see themselves as modern-day Hole-in-the-Wall heroes like Butch and Sundance.

John and Johnny, inspired by Krasinski and Blount in A Quiet Place, explore romantic couples off and on the screen.

Oscars all over the place with this Milos Forman classic.

John and Johnny admire the work of Shape-of-Water director, Guillermo del Toro.

A Cinema Classic: Guillermo del Toro

Cinema Classics April 12,'18 Jane Fonda

Apr 11, 2018

John and Johnny explore the varied career of actress, activist, and fitness guru Jane Fonda.

A Cinema Classic: Jane Fonda

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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 and Johnny applaud the strong female leads of film history.

John and Johnny observe some of the challenges in this year's Oscar winners.

John and Johnny disagree about what constitutes romantic monsters in movies.

John and Johnny, inspired by Black Panther, consider Black acting Oscars and nominees.

John and Johnny, Inspired by 5:15 to Paris, cite other movies using non actors.

John and Johnny assess the backlash related to this year's Oscar nominees.

John and Johnny review 10 movies 25 years old.

John and Johnny review the work of Phantom Thread's director, Paul Thomas Anderson.

John and Johnny grapple with the challenges of Kevin Spacey's career and life.

John and Johnny review the newest additions to The National Film Registry.

John and Johnny observe class distinctions in 2017 films.

John and Johnny considerthe role of women in film in '17. 

Cinema Classics Jan 11,'18 Louis CK

Jan 10, 2018

John and Johnny comment on Louis CK's unreleased I Love You, Daddy and allegations about impropriety.

A Cinema Classic: Louis CK

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

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.

The boys battle it out about  the recent Star Wars installment and the franchise in general.

John and Johnny reveal their favorite films of 2017.

Inspired by Downsizing, the boys explore the work of director Alexander Payne.

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