It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM
  • Hosted by , John DeSando

It’s Movie Time is an award-winning movie review show, hosted by John DeSando, which airs every Friday  at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.  You can also find "It's Movie Time" on Facebook.


  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2010
    Winner: Radio Feature/Series
    Honorable Mention: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Hermes Award: Gold Award, 2010
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2010
  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2009
    Finalist: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Communicator Awards: Silver Award of Distinction, 2009
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2009

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jun 20, 2018

Raptor Run!

The Seagull

Jun 19, 2018

Enjoyable Chekov deftly brought to the screen.

First Reformed

Jun 16, 2018

Hawke is at his best; humanity, not so much. An intensely satisfying drama.

It's Movie Time June 15, '18 Incredibles 2

Jun 14, 2018

John and Crystal love Incredibles 2 just as they did #1.


Jun 9, 2018

Watch this scary family and see your own for the full summer shock experience.

It's Movie Time June 8, '18 Beast

Jun 6, 2018

John and Linda are mixed about this provocative  romantic thriller.

It's Movie Time June 1, '18 The Rider

Jun 1, 2018

John and Hope like this ride.


May 31, 2018

A gently-told story of love between two women and the community that disallows it.

The Guardians

May 30, 2018

One of the most beautiful movies in cinema and a best of the year.

Deadpool 2

May 26, 2018

It's irreverent and fun, just like its original.

John and Dan (a true fanboy) enjoy the origin story of young Han Solo.

It's Movie Time May 18, '18 Black Panther (Repeat)

May 18, 2018

John and Kevin agree this is a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe worthy of our repeat show.

It's Movie Time May 11, '18 Life of the Party

May 11, 2018

John and Kevin, not big partiers, do enjoy Melissa McCarthy at her film party.

Film reviewed: Life of the Party

by host John DeSando and guest, Kevin Carr

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

It's Movie Time May 4, '18 Foxtrot

May 3, 2018

John and Mary find much to enjoy about this challenging drama, Israel's entry for the Oscars.  We've repeated this show to coincide with its opening today in Columbus.

Avengers: Infinity War

Apr 30, 2018

Enjoyable modern epic but no Homer.

Avengers: Infinity War

Grade: B

Directors: Anthony Russo (Captain America), Joe Russo (Captain America)

Screenplay: Christopher Markus, et al.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hr 29 min

by John DeSando

Final Portrait

Apr 30, 2018

Visit a famous sculptor at work. It's enlightening and entertaining.

It's Movie Time April 27, '18 Lean on Pete

Apr 26, 2018

John and Courtney find hope in this gritty  boy-and-his-horse drama.

Love After Love

Apr 23, 2018

A fine drama with outstanding acting about, what else but love.

You Were Never Really Here

Apr 21, 2018

An intense urban thriller about a contemporary social outrage, trafficking.

It's Movie Time April 20, '18 Beirut

Apr 20, 2018

John/Wayne unscramble the plot of this entertaining spy mashup.


Apr 12, 2018

It's silly and funny, all because Johnson is much more than muscles.


Apr 10, 2018

A stirring study of war and its losses.

It's Movie Time April 6, '18 Isle of Dogs

Apr 6, 2018

John and Linda admire a Wes Anderson classic in the making.

Isle of Dogs

Apr 5, 2018

Another brilliant animation from one of cinema's current geniuses.

Outside In

Apr 3, 2018

Simply told with memorable acting.

The Death of Stalin

Mar 30, 2018

Uneven but amusing history set in hitherto unfunny Russia.

It's Movie Time March 30, '18 Ready Player One

Mar 30, 2018

John and Hope are feeling at home with Steven Spielberg.

Ready Player One

Mar 28, 2018

Spielberg calling home once again with adventuresome, nostalgic pop culture.

The Insult

Mar 26, 2018

An entertaining courtroom drama filled with ethnicity and humanity.


Mar 25, 2018

It's a bleak world but beautiful cinema.