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 feature the Sunday Cinema Classics at Gateway Film Center of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; and Blazing Saddles.

  With the debut of the documentary "Life Itself," Johnny and John honor the influence of Roger Ebert on their film criticism with this reprise of their tribute last year.

A Cinema Classic: Roger Ebert

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.

A Cinema Classic: Kids and Horror Films

  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 Gateway Film Center presents Pulp Fiction on Sunday, June 8. Lunch  at noon, movie at 2 pm ($15 for both or $7.50 movie). John and Johnny will be there to talk about the film.

A Cinema Classic: Pulp Fiction

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 talk about the two seminal summer blockbusters.

A Cinema Classic: Summer Blockbusters

  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.

Anticipating the tragic love story of The Fault in Our Stars, Johnny and John look at a few previous heartbreakers.

John and Johnny survey the great cinematographers: Part I

  John and Johnny assess the career of The Duke, John Wayne.

See Annie Hall, Sunday May 4, 2 PM at the Gateway Film Center. Brunch at noon and film   for $15, only film for $7.50.  Johnny and I will share lunch with you and introduce the film.

A Cinema Classic: Annie Hall

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, Johnny, and Chris mutually admire the work of Wes Anderson and his movie entitled "The Grand Budapest Hotel." We decided to repeat our show while the film is still showing (it's that good!)

John and Johnny get nowhere listing their favorite Hollywood beauties then and now.

John and Johnny pay homage to the great cinema composer, Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, et al.)

John, Johnny, and Chris are, well, breathless about Gateway Film Center's next cinema classic, Breathless (1960), on Sunday, April 6, with optional brunch in the Torpedo Room at noon and the movie at 2 pm.

John and Johnny assess the work of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

John and Johnny mostly agree the Academy did well with its Oscars.

John and Johnny introduce the revived Cinema Classics series at Gateway  with Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger.

If you can stand the 11 visual minutes, see how the Johns assemble a quality program for NPR.

John and Johnny find some classic qualities in Ivan Reitman's director son, Jason.

John and Johnny argue about Martin Scorsese's later period including Wolf of Wall Street.

John and Johnny evaluate Scorses's later period given the success of Wolf of Wall Street.  But show is  in 11 tortured minutes!!

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