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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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.

Cinema Classics October 16, '14: Williams vs. Carrey

Oct 19, 2014

The boys battle it out over who's a better entertainer, Williams or Carrey.

Cinema Classics Oct 9, '14: Annoying Actors

Oct 12, 2014

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

Cinema Classics Sept 18,'14: Jason Tostevin, Pt. 2

Sep 17, 2014

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.

Cinema Classics Sept 11, '14: Jason Tostevin, Filmmaker, Part I

Sep 10, 2014

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.

John asks Johnny about his interest in Debra Winger.

    John and Johnny, inspired by the Woodman's recent romantic comedy, Magic in the Moonlight, discuss active directors in their '70's and '80's.

Johnny and John assess the burgeoning career of Jennifer Lawrence.

You'll be surprised at John and Johnny's suggestions for movies kids should have seen by age 12.

Cinema Classics July 31, '14: The Godfather: Part II

Jul 30, 2014

John and Johnny prepare their audience for Gateway Film Center's screening of The Godfather: Part II  on Sunday, August 3, '14, noon brunch, 2 pm show .

Johnny and John continue their discussion from last week about Marlon Brando.

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