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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 Anomalisa, the boys look at the work of writer/director Charlie Kaufman.

A Cinema Classic: Charlie Kaufman\

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 the Gateway Film Center's screening of Fargo on Feb 7, reminisce about the Coen Brothers' films.

Inspired by her performances in Carol and Truth, the boys survey the work of Cate Blanchett.

A Cinema Classic: Cate Blanchett

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 Revenant and The Martian, the boys disagree about   survival movies.

Cinema Classics Jan. 7, '16 Star Wars

Jan 8, 2016

John and Johnny have mixed feelings about  the current Star Wars and its six ancestors.

John and Johnny preview the Ghibli Anime series at the  Gateway Film Center.

John and Johnny can't even agree in a promo spot!

John and Johnny identify with the misery of writers in film.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Dec 22, 2015

A fine companion doc to Amy.

John and Johnny formulate the elements of successful holiday films.

Cinema Classics Dec, '10 Creed

Dec 11, 2015

John and Johnny pit Creed against the old Rocky.

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 movies about therapy or needing therapy.

A Cinema Classic: Therapy in Film.

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 Love the Coopers, John and Johnny explore  dysfunctional families in film.

Johnny and Sommer review 3 classic films with troubled romances.

With the new Bond film now playing, John and Johnny look at Bond, Bourne, and beyond (especially Mission Impossible!).

A Cinema Classic: Spy Franchises

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 Oct. 29, '15 Goodfellas

Oct 28, 2015

John and Johnny praise Goodfellas, showing at Gateway Film Center Nov 1 at 2 & 8 PM.

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.

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