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, inspired by Julia Roberts' recent film, survey her career.

A Cinema Classic: Julia Roberts

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 review the Hitchcock thriller for Gateway Film Center's Hitchcocktober.

A Cinema Classic: Strangers on a Train

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 barely have enough time to recount Redford's accomplishments.

A Cinema Classic: Robert Redford

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 compare Kevin Bacon and Tom Cruise.

Johnny and John preview movies for Sept-Oct '15.

Cinema Classics August 27, '15 THEM

Aug 27, 2015

John and Johnny are amused by a 1954 horror film steeped in giant ants. See it at Gateway Film Center  September 6 at 2 PM.

Cinema Classics "Al" Commercial

Aug 13, 2015

Hear our  newest commercial--28 sec--and tell us what you think.

Inspired by Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, John and Johnny survey some of the leading high school coming of age films.

A Cinema Classic: High School Coming of Age Films

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.

Bride of Frankenstein at Gateway

Jul 28, 2015

Bride of Frankenstein shows on the big screen Sunday, August 2, 2 pm at the Gateway Film Center. Join John and Johnny for lunch at 1 pm and experience their introduction at 2. Special--$15 for lunch and film or $8 for film. It's the Cinema Classics series.

John and Johnny talk about The Graduate and Casablanca from Film's Cool class.

Cinema Classics July 2, '15 Jaws

Jul 1, 2015

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.

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