Johnny DiLoretto

Cinema Classis and Foodcast Co-Host

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 both Cinema Classics and Foodcast for WCBE.

John and Johnny, inspired by Beauty and the Beast, look at Disney live animations.

John and Johnny have the last words on the recent Oscars.

Inspired by The Red Turtle and Swiss Army Man, John and Johnny survey marooned movies.

John and Johnny, inspired by German comedy Toni Erdmann, explore socially-conscious comedies.

Cinema Classics Feb 23, '17 Oscar Snubs

Feb 25, 2017

John and Johnny remember some of the notable snubs in Oscar history.

Cinema Classics Feb 16, '17 Thrillers

Feb 15, 2017

After recently discussing plot twists, the boys tackle the allied subject of thrillers.

Cinema Classics Feb 9, '17 Plot Twists

Feb 8, 2017

Inspired by Split, John and Johnny explore plot twists.

The boys chat about their favorite Oscar winners of the past.

Cinema Classics Jan 26, '17 Dump Months

Jan 24, 2017

John and Johnny explain the January-February, August-September "Dump Months."

John and Johnny. inspired by Live by Night, explore the gangster genre.

Cinema Classics Jan 12, '17 Over-Rated Films of '16

Jan 11, 2017

Johnny and Sommer argue  over the over-rated films of 2016. She has the nerve to suggest under-rated films as well.

The boys try to match their individual  top ten lists for '16.

Cinema Classics Dec 29, '16 Musicals

Dec 29, 2016

Inspired by  La LA Land, John and Johnny recall musicals.

The boys give high praise to the career of Ben's brother, Casey.

The Johns bicker about the meaning of "classics" in this 31 sec promo.

Johnny DiLoretto takes the minimalist approach to four current films.

John and Johnny compare two queens of the current cinema.

Manchester by the Sea

by Johnny DiLoretto


Much has already been said about Kenneth Lonergan’s long overdue third film. By now, you’ve heard about how great Casey Affleck is in it, the wonderful chemistry he shares with his young co-star Lucas Hedges, and how utterly heart shattering, yet painfully funny the film is.


John and Johnny compare the rising and falling stars of two oddball actors.

A Cinema Classic: Travolta-Hawke Mashup

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 Dec 1, '16 New Westerns

Nov 29, 2016

The boys discuss Westerns since 1990.