John and Johnny. inspired by Live by Night, explore the gangster genre.


Jan 19, 2017



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.

Live by Night

Jan 11, 2017

The gangster  tropes are there, just not the passion.

Cinema Classics Jan 12, '17 Over-Rated Films of '16

Jan 11, 2017

Johnny and Sommer argue  over the over-rated films of 2016. She has the nerve to suggest under-rated films as well.

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.

The boys try to match their individual  top ten lists for '16.


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.

Cinema Classics Dec 29, '16 Musicals

Dec 29, 2016

Inspired by  La LA Land, John and Johnny recall musicals.

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

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La La Land

Dec 22, 2016

Arguably the best film of 2016.

The boys give high praise to the career of Ben's brother, Casey.

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

Dec 20, 2016

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

The Johns bicker about the meaning of "classics" in this 31 sec promo.


Dec 18, 2016

A sure contender.

Johnny DiLoretto takes the minimalist approach to four current films.


Dec 15, 2016

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

Collateral Beauty

Dec 15, 2016

Oozes sap.