It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM

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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It's Movie Time Nov. 20, '15 Room

Nov 21, 2015

John and Linda find Oscar material in this fine psychological thriller.


Nov 21, 2015

Oscar-worthy film.

Secret in Their Eyes

Nov 21, 2015

Julia good, movie not so.


Nov 19, 2015

One of the best movies of the year and arguably the best journalism film of all time.

By the Sea

Nov 18, 2015

Malta is beautiful and so is Angelina. The story--not so much.

Another credible documentary on the Nazi legacy.

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

Grade:  B+

Director: David Evans (Dirt)

Screenplay: Phillipe Sands

Cast: Niklas Frank, Horst von Wachter

Runtime: 96 min.

by John DeSando

John and Wayne assess the new Bond flick and predict the future.

Love the Coopers

Nov 13, 2015

It's rough at holiday time, but most families like the sometimes-amusing Coopers make it through to next year.

Love the Coopers

Grade: B-

Director: Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam)

Screenplay: Steven Rodgers (P.S. I Love You)

Cast: Olivia Wilde (Rush), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!)

Rating: PG 13

Runtime: 107 min.

by John DeSando


Nov 8, 2015

It's fun but not memorable Bond.

John and Hope find some good acting amidst a messy film.

Film reviewed: Our Brand is Crisis

by host John DeSando with guest Hope Madden

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.


Nov 7, 2015

Mulligan is a sure Oscar nominee.


Nov 3, 2015

You will be involved in the action.


Grade: B

Director: Sebastian Schipper (Sometime in August)

Screenplay: Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Erike Frederic Schulz

Cast: Lala Costa (I Want You), Frederick Lau (Coming In)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 138 min.

by John DeSando

Labyrinth of Lies

Nov 3, 2015

Germany's own docudrama about hunting Nazis.  A good one.

Our Brand is Crisis

Nov 2, 2015

Sandy does well, but the film lacks focus about the machinery of political campaigning.

It's Movie Time Oct. 30, '15 Truth

Oct 30, 2015

John and Kevin find truthfully dramatic moments if not the ultimate truth.


Oct 28, 2015

Dan Rather is forced to retire, and producer Mary Mapes is canned over Bush's National Guard record.


Grade: A-

Director: James Vanderbilt

Screenplay: Vanderbilt (Zodiac) from Mary Mapes’s "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power"

Cast: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Robert Redford (A Walk in the Woods)

Rating: R

Runtime: 121 Min.

by John DeSando

Bone Tomahawk

Oct 25, 2015

Western, Horror, Comedy--Bone has it all.

It's Movie Time Oct. 23, '15 Bridge of Spies

Oct 22, 2015

John and Wayne compliment Steven Spielberg's spy thriller starring Tom Hanks.

The Martian

Oct 22, 2015

One of the best science-fiction film adaptations ever.


Oct 20, 2015

Breathe breathes new life into a well-worn formula.