It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM

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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Feb 11, 2016

At this time of weak-cinema year, a sardonic actioner is welcome. Laughs do follow.


Feb 11, 2016

A satisfying romance that eschews some of the romantic formula.

Son of Saul

Feb 11, 2016

One of the best movies of 2015 and one of the best Holocaust stories you'll ever see.

Where to Invade Next

Feb 11, 2016

Its posters claim this doc a "comedy." It's actually the bad boy's most sober look at our culture since I can remember.

It's Movie Time Feb.5, '16 The Finest Hours

Feb 4, 2016

John and Courtney enjoy this sea  disaster adventure based on a true story..

Film reviewed: The Finest Hours.

by hosts John DeSando with guest,  Courtney Hughes

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

The Finest Hours

Feb 3, 2016

Yes, it's formulaic and nostalgic, but it has a sincerity and affectionatly low-key attitude.

It's Movie Time Jan 29, '16 Anomalisa

Jan 29, 2016

John and Kevin  make some sense out of the sometimes obtuse but always brilliant  Charlie Kaufman.


Jan 22, 2016

We're there among the puppets.

It's Movie Time Jan 22, '16 Carol

Jan 21, 2016

John and Chris review the acclaimed Carol, with reservations.

John and Wayne consider the winners of Golden Globes and COFCA awards.

Film reviewed: Golden Globes and COFCA awards

by host John DeSando with guest, Wayne Miller

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.


Jan 13, 2016

Girls will be girls, no matter the culture, yet some cultures don't want them to be so.


Jan 11, 2016

Nominations are certain in this classy, alternative love story that's just a bit slow.

The Hateful Eight

Jan 3, 2016

A successful addition to the Tarantino canon.

It's Movie Time December 25, '15 Youth

Dec 24, 2015

John and Linda find beauty in Paolo Sorrentino's Youth.


Dec 24, 2015

The Miracle Mop's inventor comes to life in this fitfully joyful movie.


Dec 24, 2015

Footballers  should pay attention.

The Danish Girl

Dec 24, 2015

Eddie Redmayne in another Oscar-worthy role.

The Big Short

Dec 23, 2015

Fun and deliciously informative about bad-acting investors and the consequences.

Star Wars

Dec 20, 2015

The Force is with the franchise once again.

John and Kevin advise what films to catch up on during the holidays.