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.  

Ways to Connect

John and Johnny prepare for screening  35 mm Jaws at the Gateway Film Center on July 5 by praising it as a forerunner of modern thrillers.

A Cinema Classic: Jaws

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 goes Far From the Madding Crowd; Johnny is Mad Max.

A Cinema Classic: The Summer So Far

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.

A Cinema Classic: Summer '15 Preview

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 loves Hepburn; Johnny the other two.

A Cinema Classic: The Philadelphia Story (Cinema Classics series at Gateway Film Center, Sunday May 3, at 2 PM showing, special lunch -show deal starting at noon).

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.

John and Johnny discuss their favorite biopics.

A Cinema Classic: Our favorite biopics.

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 Rikki Santer's Upper Arlington film class, John and Johnny tackle the famous auteur theory.

A Cinema Classic: The Auteur Theory

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.

A Cinema Classic: Kevin Costner

Costner  has revived his career.

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.

Black or White

Feb 4, 2015

Costner is back.

Black or White

Grade: B-

Director: Mike Binder (Reign Over me)

Screenplay: Binder

Cast: Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves), Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 121 min.

by John DeSando

“She’s got the best of both worlds” (song over the credits)

A Cinema Classic: Favorite Past Oscar Winners

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 discuss  new entries in The National Film Registry

A Cinema Classic: The National Film Registry

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 are inspired by Inherent Vice to look at director Paul Thomas Anderson's work.

A Cinema Classic: Paul Thomas Anderson

by 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 review E.W.'s best of '14.                                         

A Cinema Classic: Entertainment Weekly's best films of 2014.

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 look at how Michael Keaton's career has prepared him for the Oscar-potential Birdman.

A Cinema Classic: Michael Keaton

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.

Inspired by Nightcrawler, the Johns look at  Jake's filmography.

John and Johnny, inspired by Fury, assess Brad Pitt's career.

A Cinema Classic: Brad Pitt

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 over who's a better entertainer, Williams or Carrey.

John, Johnny, and Jordan have fun nominating their most annoying actors.

John and Johnny continue their conversation with filmmaker Jason Tostevin.

A Cinema Classic: Jason Tostevin

  

  

  

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 Jason talk about making films.

  John and Johnny preview the musical, Guys and Dolls, being screened at the Gateway Film Center, Sunday, September 7 at 2 PM. Lunch/movie special in the Torpedo Room beginning at noon.

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