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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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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7:55 am
Wed February 25, 2015

McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA

Grade: B

Director: Niki Caro (North Country, Whale Rider)

Screenplay: Christopher Cleveland (Glory Road) et al.

Cast: Kevin Costner (White or Black), Maria Bello (Prisoners)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 128 min.

by John DeSando

McFarland, USA, is Disney, USA, with a PG rating, nary a bad word, and very happy people, especially the Mexican families. Also, everyone is good looking and caring.  But, you know, I like a true, uncomplicated, old- fashioned, small town story about a little team that can.

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2:27 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

It's Movie Time February 20, '15: Fifty Shades of Grey

Film reviewed: Fifty Shades of Grey

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.

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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1:59 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Timbuktu

A remarkably tranquil film hiding  lamentably oppressed lives.

Timbuktu

Grade: A

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako (Life on Earth)

Screenplay: Sissako, Kessen Tall

Cast:

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 97 min.

by John DeSando

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5:02 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Still Alice

Moore has the Oscar.

Still Alice

Grade: A-

Directors: Richard Glatzer (The Last of Robin Hood), Wash Westmoreland (Quinceaera)

Screenplay: Glatzer, Westmoreland from  Lisa Genova novel

Cast: Julianne Moore (Don John), Alec Baldwin (Blue Jasmine)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 101 min.

by John DeSando

“But this isn't fair.”  Lydia Howland (Kristen Stewart)

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10:37 am
Fri February 13, 2015

It's Movie Time February 13, '15: Mr. Turner

Genius artist, genius filmmaker.

Film reviewed: Mr. Turner

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.

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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2:09 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Mr. Turner

It's what superior biopics do: bring to life the geniuses of our civilization.

Mr. Turner

Grade: A

Director: Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies)

Screenplay: Leigh

Cast: Timothy Spall (Topsy-Turvy)

Rating: R

Runtime: 150 min.

by John DeSando

“The Sun is God.” JMW Turner (Timothy Spall)

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1:25 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Farewell, Herr Schwarz

Expert, if too serious, chronicle of a Jewish filmmaker's attempt to solve a 1945 mystery.

Farewell, Herr Schwarz

Grade: B+

Director: Yael Reuveny (Tales of the Defeated)

Screenplay: Reuveny

Cast: Peter Schwartz, Etty Reuveny

Rating: Documentary

Runtime: 96 min.

by John DeSando

The impact of my grandma's story changed the course of my life. But that force doesn't only affect me.” Yael Reuveny

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6:17 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

It's Movie Time Feb 6, '15: A Most Violent Year

Best crime drama in recent memory.

Film reviewed: A Most Violent Year

by host John DeSando

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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6:02 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

Match

It's the words that match.

Match

Grade: A

Director: Steven Belber (Management)

Screenplay: Belber

Cast: Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: Nemesis)

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

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4:26 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

It's Movie Time January 30, '15: Diplomacy

Film reviewed: Diplomacy

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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12:38 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Monk WIth a Camera

Monk with a Camera

Grade: B+

Director: Tina Mascara (Chris& Don: A Love Story) Guido Santi (Chris                   & Don . . .)

Screenplay: Documentary

Cast: Nicky Vreeland, et al.

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

Pretty remarkable transformation.

You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.” Cameron Diaz
 

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12:10 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Song of the Sea

Hand-drawn, heartfelt Irish animation in the Secret of Kells family.

Song of the Sea

Grade: A-

Director: Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells)

Screenplay: Will Collins (My Brothers) from Moore story

Cast: Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), voice, Fionnula Flanagan (Four Brothers), voice

Rating: PG

Runtime: 93 min.

by John DeSando

My son, remember me in your stories and in your songs. Know that I will always love you, always.”  Mother Bronagh

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