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

Ways to Connect

Us and Them

Mar 17, 2018

Straw Dogs meets Tarantino in a violently bright spoof of the class conflict in England.

It's Movie Time March 16, '18 Tomb Raider with Wayne Miller

Mar 16, 2018

John/Wayne have fun raiding the Lara Croft franchise.

7 Days in Entebbe

Mar 13, 2018

Although it may play a bit loose with the facts, 7 Days has powerfully relayed the deadly tensions of a fraught week in recent history.


Mar 13, 2018

It's neo-noir in Connecticut with two bad girls doing what bad girls do--murder.

The Party

Mar 11, 2018

A dramatic experience with humor and a good portion of social commentary. First rate.

It's Movie Time March 9, '18 A Wrinkle in Time

Mar 9, 2018

John and Linda find a few wrinkles.

A Wrinkle in Time

Mar 8, 2018

Weak Wrinkle.

It's Movie Time March 2, '18, Oscar Predictions II

Mar 2, 2018

Hope and John try to predict Oscar winners in a tight race.

In the Fade

Feb 24, 2018

A fascinating triple threat: grief, justice, and revenge.


Feb 23, 2018

The director of Ex Machina has another winner sci-fi but not as great.

It's Movie Time Feb 23, '18, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Feb 23, 2018

John and Mary applaud this biopic with reservations.

Game Night

Feb 22, 2018

A memorable comedy-thriller. At this time of year, who would have thought?

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Feb 12, 2018

Actors Bening and Bell lift the material from maudlin to engagingly melodramatic.

It's Movie Time Feb 9, '18 Happy End

Feb 8, 2018

John/Wayne marvel at the various pieces of this dysfunctional family puzzle.

Happy End

Feb 8, 2018

It's a good-looking, sometimes funny film with serious family and societal issues.

A Ciambra

Feb 5, 2018

In the land of my ancestors, Calabria, a young boy becomes a man. It's real, and it's tough.

It's Movie Time Feb 2, '18 Call Me by Your Name

Feb 2, 2018

John and Hope gush over one of the 9 Oscar nominees for best picture.

Call Me by Your Name

Jan 31, 2018

It's beautifully written, photographed, and acted.

It's Movie Time Jan 26, '18 Phantom Thread

Jan 25, 2018

John and Linda consider the many threads of this beautiful film.

Phantom Thread

Jan 20, 2018

The acting and directing are heart-stopping.


Jan 18, 2018

Hostiles has a kinship with Dances with Wolves and Unforgiven in tone and themes.

It's Movie Time Jan 12, '18 The Post

Jan 11, 2018

John/Wayne happily review Spielberg's The Post, starring  Streep and Hanks.

The Commuter

Jan 10, 2018

Trite, cliched, and fun.

No Stone Unturned

Jan 8, 2018

Bloody business doc with personable interviews and confusing storyline.

It's Movie Time Jan 5, '18 Darkest Hour

Jan 5, 2018

John and Crystal marvel at Gary Oldman's performance in Darkest Hour.

I, Tonya

Jan 3, 2018

Tonya Harding is rough, driven, wounded, and watchable.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Jan 3, 2018

It's Manhattan and the family is Jewish.You know the drill.

Killing for Love

Dec 30, 2017

Confusing and fascinating, lurid and sad.

Dec. 29, '17 Molly's Game with Hope Madden

Dec 29, 2017

John and Hope admire this modern, albeit flawed, heroine.

Film reviewed: Molly's Game

by host John DeSando and guest, Hope Madden

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

Hope Madden writes for Columbus Underground and

All the Money in the World

Dec 28, 2017

It's a true-life tale about money and family, and it's not pretty. However,  it is terribly interesting.