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 Nov 11, '16: Moonlight

Nov 10, 2016

John and Kevin have good things to say about this possible Oscar contender.


Nov 8, 2016

One of the best films of the year.

It's Movie Time Nov 4, '16: Hacksaw Ridge

Nov 3, 2016

John and Simone marvel at Mel Gibson's technical ability.

Film reviewed: Hacksaw Ridge

by host John DeSando and guest, Simone Wilkinson

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 JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com

In A Valley of Violence

Nov 2, 2016

A satirical Western more like The Quick and the Dead than Blazing Saddles.

Certain Women

Nov 1, 2016

The director knows her women and her Northwest.

Hacksaw Ridge

Oct 31, 2016

Gibson knows his violence--an art form for him.

It's Movie Time Oct 28, '16: A Man Called Ove

Oct 27, 2016

John and Linda love the film adaptation of a best-selling Swedish novel.


Oct 27, 2016

Dan Brown's new adaptation is as exciting and confusing as ever.

A Man Called Ove

Oct 24, 2016

A stereotype becomes a memorable old man.

American Honey

Oct 21, 2016

An unusually entertaining road pic.

It's Movie Time Promo Dumb Question 10-18-16

Oct 19, 2016

John and Hope spar in the newest IMT 29 sec promo.

The Accountant

Oct 13, 2016

Who knew Affleck could act?

It's Movie Time Oct 14, '16 The Girl on the Train

Oct 13, 2016

John and Kevin praise the ensemble work of the actresses and the complexity of the story.

Closet Monster

Oct 11, 2016

One of the great coming-of-age films.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Oct 9, 2016

Tim Burton at his understated best (partly because Johnny Depp's not in it).

The Girl on the Train

Oct 9, 2016

Psyhco-dramatic take on Long Island desperate housewives.

The Girl on the Train

Grade: B

Director: Tate Taylor (The Help)

Screenplay: Erin Cressida Wilson (Men, Women & Children) from the Paula Hawkins novel

Cast: Emily Blunt (Sicario), Hayley Bennett (Equalizer)

Rating: R

Runtime: 112 min.

by John DeSando

“I would chance saying globally there is a feeling that female empowerment has, at last, become a topic that is fashionable, and more power to that.” Gwendoline Christie

Train to Busan

Oct 7, 2016

Multi-layered, smart entertainment as much about our human  flaws as about South Korean chaos.

It's Movie Time Oct 7, '16 The Birth of a Nation

Oct 6, 2016

John and Linda respect Nate Parker's mini-epic with some reservations.

The Birth of a Nation

Oct 6, 2016

It's controversial on more than one count.

Deepwater Horizon

Oct 3, 2016

Great effects, not so much sociology or ecology.