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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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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5:31 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

A Most Violent Year

One of the best low-key crime movies in years.

A Most Violent Year

Grade: A

Director: J.C. Chandor (All is Lost)

Screenplay: Chandor

Cast: Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Jessica Chastain (Interstellar)

Rating: R

Runtime:

by John DeSando

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5:05 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Black Sea

Cliched but still scarily claustrophobic.

Black Sea

Grade: C+

Director: Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)

Screenplay: Dennis Kelly

Cast: Jude Law (Dom Hemingway), Scott McNairy (Argo)

Rating: R

Runtime: 115 min.

by John DeSando

“I lost my family because of this job.” Captain Robinson (Jude Law)

It’s dark and dangerous under the entombing Black Sea, and the crew assembled by Cpt. Robinson in the film of the same name goes there by sub to retrieve several million dollars in gold from a sunken Nazi U boat.

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3:34 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Diplomacy

One of the best-acted films in recent memory.

Diplomacy

Grade: A

Director: Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum, The Handmaid’s Tale)

Screenplay: Cyril Gely (from his play), Schlondorff

Cast: Neils Arestup (War Horse), Andre Dussollier (Amelie)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 84 min

by John DeSando

“The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure.” Gerard Debreu

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6:54 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Little Accidents

These accidents are not "little."

Little Accidents

Grade: B

Director: Sara Colangelo

Screenplay: Colangelo

Cast: Elizabeth Banks (W.), Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 105 min

by John DeSando

“What do you think it’s like to die?”  Owen (Jacob Lofland)

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6:12 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

Grade: B

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Kid with a Bike), Luc Dardenne

Screenplay: Dardennes

Cast: Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 95 min

by John DeSando

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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3:41 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

It's Movie Time January 16, '15: American Sniper

Film reviewed: American Sniper

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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3:37 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Song One

A one-note romance.

Song One

Grade: C+

Director: Kate Barker-Froyland

Screenplay: Barker-Froyland

Cast: Anne Hathaway (Interstellar), Johnny Flynn (Something in the Air)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 86 min

by John DeSando

Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.” Brownie McGhee

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5:26 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

It's Movie Time January 9, '15: Forgotten Films of '14 and Celebrating It's Movie Time's 700th show

Clay Lowe and John DeSando started It's Movie Time 14 years ago.

Film reviewed: Forgotten Films of '14 and celebrating

It's Movie Time's 700th Show

by host John DeSando with guest Hope Madden

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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5:13 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Grade: B

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be blood)

Screenplay: Anderson, from Thomas Pynchon novel

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix (Her), Josh Brolin (Labor Day)

Rating: R

Runtime: 148 Min

by John DeSando

“Doc may not be a ‘Do-Gooder’ but he's done good.” Sortilege (Joanna Newsom)

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6:02 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Selma

A first-class tribute to The Civil Rights Movement and MLK.

Selma

Grade: A

Director: Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere)

Screenplay: Paul Webb

Cast: David Oyelowo (A Most Violent Year), Carmen Ejogo (Alex Cross)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 122 min.

by John DeSando

“We must March! We Must Stand up!” Dr. King

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7:55 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Oracabessa

Powerful, thoroughly-modern thriller.

Oracabessa

Director: Richard A. Nelson (The Endangered)

Screenplay: Nelson

Cast: Brooklyn Sabino Smith, Dino Trapodis

by John DeSando

“A man and a woman in any kind of relationship are always at war. It's just a matter of, to what degree.” Oracabessa (Brooklyn Sabino Smith)

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5:37 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Goodbye to Language 3D

Godard will mess with your head, and you'll like it.

Goodbye to Language 3D

Grade: B+

Director: Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless)

Screenplay: Godard

Cast: Heloise Godet (Girl on a Bicycle), Kamel Abdell (Harissa mon amour)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 70 min.

by John DeSando

“Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.” (Beginning on-screen text)

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