Phantom Thread

Jan 20, 2018

The acting and directing are heart-stopping.

It's Movie Time Jan 19, '18 Hostiles, opening Jan 26.

Jan 19, 2018

John and Kevin evaluate a Western considered to be one of the best since Unforgiven.

12 Strong

Jan 18, 2018

It clarifies the turgid Afghanistan war scene without being a great war film.


Jan 18, 2018

Hostiles has a kinship with Dances with Wolves and Unforgiven in tone and themes.

John and Johnny considerthe role of women in film in '17. 

It's Movie Time Jan 12, '18 The Post

Jan 11, 2018

John/Wayne happily review Spielberg's The Post, starring  Streep and Hanks.

Cinema Classics Jan 11,'18 Louis CK

Jan 10, 2018

John and Johnny comment on Louis CK's unreleased I Love You, Daddy and allegations about impropriety.

A Cinema Classic: Louis CK

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

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The Post

Jan 10, 2018

Solid drama with history behind it.

The Commuter

Jan 10, 2018

Trite, cliched, and fun.

No Stone Unturned

Jan 8, 2018

Bloody business doc with personable interviews and confusing storyline.

It's Movie Time Jan 5, '18 Darkest Hour

Jan 5, 2018

John and Crystal marvel at Gary Oldman's performance in Darkest Hour.

The boys battle it out about  the recent Star Wars installment and the franchise in general.

I, Tonya

Jan 3, 2018

Tonya Harding is rough, driven, wounded, and watchable.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Jan 3, 2018

It's Manhattan and the family is Jewish.You know the drill.

Killing for Love

Dec 30, 2017

Confusing and fascinating, lurid and sad.

Dec. 29, '17 Molly's Game with Hope Madden

Dec 29, 2017

John and Hope admire this modern, albeit flawed, heroine.

Film reviewed: Molly's Game

by host John DeSando and guest, Hope Madden

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All the Money in the World

Dec 28, 2017

It's a true-life tale about money and family, and it's not pretty. However,  it is terribly interesting.

Molly's Game

Dec 28, 2017

A different kind of Wonder Woman and almost as daring.

John and Johnny reveal their favorite films of 2017.

Darkest Hour

Dec 23, 2017

An exemplary docudrama about the pre-eminence of words in war.

It's Movie Time Dec 22, '17 Downsizing

Dec 21, 2017

John and Kevin look at the many parts of Alexander Payne's Downsizing.


Dec 20, 2017

A Grapes-of-Wrath echo with a modern sensibility.

Inspired by Downsizing, the boys explore the work of director Alexander Payne.


Dec 19, 2017

It has lessons aplenty for those who consider easy ways out of modern excesses.

It's Movie Time Dec 15, '17 The Shape of Water

Dec 15, 2017

John and Mary are underwater loving this lyrical, fantastic, loving take on '60's semi-horror films. It's really a romance.

The Shape of Water

Dec 14, 2017

A beautiful fantasy, one of the best films of the year.

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John and Johnny enjoy talking about the director of Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.

Wonder Wheel

Dec 12, 2017

Woody does well with the Wheel.

It's Movie Time Dec 7, '17 The Disaster Artist

Dec 5, 2017

John and Hope are fascinated by the cult classic, The Room, and James Franco's docudrama about its making, The Disaster Artist, showing in theaters on Dec 8.

The Disaster Artist

Dec 5, 2017

See The Room first, then Franco's inspired docudrama about its making.