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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Jan 20, 2017

Jarmusch is a poet of the ordinary.

The Founder

Jan 20, 2017

Like our new president, Ray Kroc is a force of business.

It's Movie Time Jan 20, '17 Split

Jan 19, 2017

John and Wayne look at a multiple-personality thriller called Split. They are not split about their disappointment with M. Night Shyamalan.


Jan 18, 2017

A sleepy thriller Jamie Foxx apparently slept through.

20th Century Women

Jan 16, 2017

Smart family shenanigans to an Oscar-worthy performance, this film has legs.


Jan 14, 2017

Scorsese and Gibson should join cinematic forces.

Patriots Day

Jan 13, 2017

A thriller of historic value.

It's Movie Time Jan 13, '17 Live by Night

Jan 13, 2017

John and Hope assess Ben Affleck's Live by Night in light of the January "dumping-ground" stigma.


Jan 13, 2017

She's tough and smart and a bit screwed up, but she's played adorable of a certain age by Isabelle Hupert.

Hidden Figures

Jan 7, 2017

It's a poignant history of more than civil rights.

It's Movie Time Jan 6, '17 Fences

Jan 5, 2017

John and Crystal admire Denzel  and Viola's work in Fences.


Jan 3, 2017

Oscar-worthy acting and screenplay.


Jan 2, 2017

A model sci-fi that suggests themes more than it broadcasts them.


Dec 30, 2016

One of the best of the year and Oscar-worthy performances.

The Edge of Seventeen

Dec 30, 2016

It's high-class teen angst and worth seeing.

It's Movie Time Dec 30, '16 Favs of '16

Dec 29, 2016

John and Kevin remember their favorite films of '16.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Dec 26, 2016

The Star Wars vibe with some of the original's light heart.


Dec 22, 2016

You'll sing its praises.

It's Movie Time Dec 23, '16 La La Land

Dec 22, 2016

John and Linda think this may be the movie to beat for best picture.

Film reviewed: La La Land

by host John DeSando and guest, Linda Baas

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

La La Land

Dec 22, 2016

Arguably the best film of 2016.

It's Movie Time 12-15-'16 "Eccentric" Promo

Dec 20, 2016

John and Hope deconstruct the meanings of "subversive" and "eccentric."


Dec 18, 2016

A sure contender.


Dec 15, 2016

A roaring story of a life looking for meaning and family.

Collateral Beauty

Dec 15, 2016

Oozes sap.

It's Movie Time Dec 16,'16 Lion

Dec 15, 2016

John and Hope hear this Lion roar.

Miss Sloane

Dec 12, 2016

Lobbying as romantic? Not so much.

Frank & Lola

Dec 10, 2016

Another Michael Shannon triumph.

It's Movie Time Dec 9, '16 Manchester by the Sea

Dec 8, 2016

John and Sommer are filled with holiday cheer about this brooding, beautiful drama.

Nocturnal Animals

Dec 8, 2016

It's a jungle out there.

Manchester by the Sea

Dec 8, 2016

One of the best films of the year and a sure Oscar nomination for Casey Affleck.