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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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.

Molly's Game

Dec 28, 2017

A different kind of Wonder Woman and almost as daring.

Darkest Hour

Dec 23, 2017

An exemplary docudrama about the pre-eminence of words in war.

It's Movie Time Dec 22, '17 Downsizing

Dec 21, 2017

John and Kevin look at the many parts of Alexander Payne's Downsizing.


Dec 20, 2017

A Grapes-of-Wrath echo with a modern sensibility.


Dec 19, 2017

It has lessons aplenty for those who consider easy ways out of modern excesses.

It's Movie Time Dec 15, '17 The Shape of Water

Dec 15, 2017

John and Mary are underwater loving this lyrical, fantastic, loving take on '60's semi-horror films. It's really a romance.

The Shape of Water

Dec 14, 2017

A beautiful fantasy, one of the best films of the year.

Wonder Wheel

Dec 12, 2017

Woody does well with the Wheel.

It's Movie Time Dec 7, '17 The Disaster Artist

Dec 5, 2017

John and Hope are fascinated by the cult classic, The Room, and James Franco's docudrama about its making, The Disaster Artist, showing in theaters on Dec 8.

The Disaster Artist

Dec 5, 2017

See The Room first, then Franco's inspired docudrama about its making.

It's Movie Time Dec 8, '17 The Square

Dec 5, 2017

John and Linda consider the 2017 Cannes  Palme  d'Or winner, The Square.

The Square

Dec 4, 2017

Although it won Cannes' big award, it's a satirical mosaic sometimes spot on, sometimes obscure.

Justice League

Nov 24, 2017

Diana Prince is a part of the League, but League of Justice  is no Wonder Woman.


Nov 24, 2017

Required viewing for Catholics; for all others, an intro to Catholic FAITH.

It's Movie Time Nov 24, '17 Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Nov 24, 2017

John and Kevin call three billboards one of they year's best films.

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Nov 22, 2017

May be the best movie of the year.