It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM
John DeSando
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.

 AWARDS

  • 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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4:20 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

White God

Not your Dad's Lassie.

White Dog

Grade: B+

Director: Kornal Mundruczo (Tender Son)

Screenplay: Mundruczo, Viktoria Petranyi (Johanna), Kata Weber (Transmission)

Cast: Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter (Heavenly Shift),

Rating: R

Runtime: 121 min.

by John DeSando

“Don't be afraid, they're just a bunch of dogs.” Man at a club.

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3:08 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Ex Machina

It's still a great story about boys and girls, sci-fi notwithstanding.

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2:44 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

The Age of Adeline

Enjoyable with a core of humanity but the usual Sparks-like sentimentality.

 

 

  

The Age of Adaline

Grade: B-

Director: Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste and Jesse Forever)

Screenplay: J. Mills Goodloe (The Best of Me), Salvadore Paskowitz (Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega)

Cast: Blake Lively(Town), Michiel Huisman (Wild)

Rating: PG-13

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3:40 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

It's Movie Time April 17, '15: Woman in Gold

John and Linda cite Vienna and Helen Mirren as reasons to see this film.

Film reviewed: Woman in Gold

by host John DeSando with guest, Linda Baas McClelland

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.

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1:21 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

True Story

Secrets and Lies:

 

  

True Story

Grade: A-

Director: Rupert Goold

Screenplay: Goold, David Kajganich (The Invasion) from Michael Finkel memoir

Cast: James Franco (127 Hours), Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 min.

by John DeSando

“Sometimes the truth isn't believable. But that doesn't mean that it's not true.” Christian Longo (James Franco)

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9:22 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold

Grade: B

Director: Simon Curtis

Screenplay: Alexi Kaye Campbell from E. Randol Shoenberg and Maria Altman life story.

Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 109 min.

by John DeSando

"Because people forget, you see. And then, of course, there's justice." Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren)

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5:17 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

While We're Young

Oh, those yuppies are getting old.

 

  

While We’re Young

Grade: B+

Director: Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha)

Screenplay: Baumbach (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Cast: Ben Stiller (Little Fockers), Naomi Watts (Birdman)

Rating: R

Runtime: 97 min.

by John DeSando

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5:25 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Beats Disney by a Yellow-Brick mile.

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6:25 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

It's Movie Time April 3, '15 Spring

John and Helmut loved this love story.

Film reviewed: Spring

by host John DeSando with guest Helmut Kremling

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.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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6:10 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Effie Gray

Emma, what hapened?

 

 

  

Effie Gray

Grade: C

Director: Richard Laxton (Grow Your Own)

Screenplay: Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility)

Cast: Dakota Fanning (The Secret Life of Bees), Thompson (Much Ado About Nothing)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 108 min.

by John DeSando

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5:54 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Danny Collins

Great acting--story not so much.

 

 

  

Danny Collins

Grade: C+

Director: Dan Fogelman

Screenplay: Fogelman

Cast: Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club)

Rating: R

Runtime: 106 min.

by John DeSando

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8:02 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Spring

It's a splendid love story despite its horror touches.

 

 

  

Spring

Grade: A-

Director: Justin Benson (Resolution), Aaron Moorhead (Dating a Zombie)

Screenplay: Benson

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead), Nadia Hilker

Runtime: 109 min

by John DeSando

“Pick your poison.” Angelo (Francesco Catnelutti)

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12:51 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Wild Tales

Most of these tales are laugh-out-loud funny and terribly poignant.

Wild Tales

  

Grade: A

Director: Damian Szifron (On Probation)

Screenplay: Szifron (The Bottom of the Sea)

Cast: Dario Grandinetti (Talk to Her), Maria Murull (The Bottom of the Sea)

Rating: R

Runtime: 122 min.

by John DeSando

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3:10 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Run All Night

  

Run All Night

Grade: B

Director: Juame Collet-Serra (Non-Stop)

Screenplay: Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace)

Cast: Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List), Ed Harris (Snowpiercer)

Rating: R

Runtime: 114 min

by John DeSando

“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” From the Bible, Galatians VI (King James Version):

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2:50 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Above and Beyond

Above and away a super doc.

Above and Beyond

  

Grade: A

Directors: Roberta Grossman (Hava Nagila: The Movie)

Screenplay: Sophie Sartain (Blessed is the Match), Sophie Sartain

Cast: Jd Roth-round, Mike van den Dobbelsteen

Rating: Documentary

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

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10:21 am
Thu March 12, 2015

It's Movie Time March 13, '15 Leviathan and Red Army

John and Linda disagree, then agree.

Film reviewed: Leviathan, Red Army

by host John DeSando with guest Linda Baas McClelland

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.

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10:11 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Buzzard

Buzzard

Grade: B

Director: Joel Potrykus (Ape)

Screenplay: Potrykus

Cast: Joshua Burge (Ape), Joel Potrykus (Ape)

Rating:

Runtime: 97 min

by John DeSando

“I may live badly, but at least I don't have to *work* to do it.” Hitchhiker from Richard Linklater’s Slacker.

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6:09 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Leviathan

Russian cinema in the dark tradition.

Leviathan

Grade: A-

Director:  Andrey Zvyagintsev (Elena)

Screenplay: Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin (Elena)

Cast: Aleksey Serebryakov,

Rating: R

Runtime: 140 min.

by John DeSando

The Priest: “All power comes from God. As long as it suits Him, fear not.”

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6:02 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  

Grade: B-

Director: John Madden (Shakespeare in Love)

Screenplay: Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Cast: Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van), Richard Gere (Arbitrage)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 122 min.

by John DeSando

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6:11 am
Thu February 26, 2015

It's Movie Time February 27, '15:McFarland, USA

It's solid family fare.

Film reviewed: McFarland, USA

by host John DeSando with guest Kevin Carr

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.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also co-host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

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