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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 lament the retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis.

Cinema Classics July 13, '17 The NYT 25

Jul 12, 2017

John and Johnny review The New York Times' Top 25 for this century so far.

John and Johnny honor Dianne Keaton, recently awarded AFI's Lifetime Achievement award.

Cinema Classics June 22, '17 Ridley Scott

Jun 21, 2017

After watching Alien: Covenant, John and Johnny admire the varied work of Ridley Scott.

Cinema Classics June 15, '17 Roger Moore

Jun 14, 2017

John and Johnny recall the late Roger Moore for his role as James Bond.

Cinema Classics June 8, '17 Pirates

Jun 7, 2017

The boys look historically at pirates in movies after being dismayed at the hack work of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.

John and Johnny find the late  Jonathan Demme a director of many interests and talents.

A Cinema Classic: Jonathan Demme

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 preview some of the summer's movies. Of course, the choices are eccentric.

Tarantino, Peckinpah, Scorsese: What's not to like with these masters of violence?

A Cinema Classic: Masters of Violence

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.

Inspired by The Lost City of Z, Johnny and Johnny explore explorers in film.

Inspired by a raft of new WW movies, John and Johnny talk about other war films.

Cinema Classics April 27, '17 Gifted Kids

Apr 26, 2017

Inspired by Gifted, John and Johnny survey gifted-kids cinema.

Cinema Classics April 20, '17 Androids

Apr 18, 2017

Inspired by Ghost in the Shell, John and Johnny survey androids in movies.

Cinema Classics April 13, '17 Logan

Apr 12, 2017

John and Johnny assess Hugh Jackman's swan song as Logan.

Inspired by King Kong: Skull Island, the boys look at famous movie monsters.

Inspired by My Life as a Zucchini, John and Johnny survey orphan movies.

A Cinema Classic: Orphans

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, 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.

Live by Night

Jan 11, 2017

The gangster  tropes are there, just not the passion.

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.

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