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Cinema Classics

Two big Columbus media personalities -- John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto -- put their love of great movies on the line every week on Cinema Classics, a dynamic conversation about the classics of the past and the contemporary movies and performers that might be classics in the future. Then, of course, these guys could always engage in the odd, unclassifiable discussion...you just never know with these two.  

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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.

It's Movie Time Jan 19, '18 Hostiles, opening Jan 26.

Jan 19, 2018

John and Kevin evaluate a Western considered to be one of the best since Unforgiven.

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.

Cinema Classics Dec 7, '17 Greta Gerwig

Dec 5, 2017

Inspired by her Lady Bird, John and Johnny survey the work of indie favorite Greta Gerwig.

Inspired by Murder on the Orient Express, John and Johnny survey their favorite murder mysteries.

John and Johnny are inspired by the new Hitchcock doc, 78/52.

Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment is the boys' concern today.

He was a bad boy; now he's a darling of the independents.

Inspired by The Mountain Between Us, the boys head out to survey survival films.

Cinema Classics Oct 26, '17 Blade Runners

Oct 25, 2017

John and Johnny recall the iconic Blade Runner while they assess the current sequel.

Cinema Classics Oct 19, '17 Gory Scenes

Oct 18, 2017

Inspired by Stephen King's It, the  Johns describe their favorite gory scenes.

John and Johnny explore the work of mother!'s Darren Aronofsky.

Cinema Classics Oct 5, '17 Film Flops

Oct 4, 2017

John and Johnny disclose all they know about film flops now and then.

John and Johnny compare directors Bigelow and Soderbergh at the top of their game.

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