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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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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.

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.

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.

Cinema Classics Nov 24, '16, Curmudgeons

Nov 22, 2016

The boys just don't see  they're  already film curmudgeons.

The boys discuss the Oscar possibilities up to mid-November.

John and Johnny assess Entertainment Weekly's 50 top Super Heroes.

A Cinema Classic: Super Heroes

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.

Just before the election, the boys look at winning political movies.

Cinema Classics Oct 27, '16: Tom Hanks

Oct 27, 2016

John and Johnny consider the career of Tom Hanks, currently starring in Inferno.

It's Movie Time Oct 21, '16 The Accountant

Oct 21, 2016

John and Hope get  excited about an accountant--go figure!

Film reviewed: The Accountant

by host John DeSando and guest,

It’s Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Communicator, Hermes, and Silver Microphone honors.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

Hope Madden writes for Columbus Underground and MaddWolf.com.

Cinema Classics Oct 20, '16: Ben Affleck

Oct 19, 2016

John and Johnny reassess their take on Ben Affleck three years ago.

John and Johnny bicker about "Frank" in their most recent promo spot,

The 33 sec promo:

In honor of the late Edward Albee, the boys remember the wildly-dramatic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Cinema Classic: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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.

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