May 5, 2016

Highly improbable and uniquely likeable, both movie and star.

The First Monday in May

May 4, 2016

Visually splendid, culturally a bit inauthentic.

April and the Extraordinary World

May 4, 2016

Brainy and imaginative, this 'toon has it all.

It's Movie Time April 29, '16 Green Room

Apr 29, 2016

John and Linda talk about Patrick Stewart's Green Room.

Papa Hemingway in Cuba

Apr 29, 2016

I just like hanging with Papa.

Cinema Classics April 28, '16 Sci-Fi

Apr 27, 2016

John and Johnny, inspired by Midnight Special and 10 Cloverfield Lane, review some sci-fi classics.

Green Room

Apr 26, 2016

Like 10 Cloverfield Lane, another smart horror delight.

It's Movie Time April 22, '16 Everybody Wants Some!!

Apr 22, 2016

John and Hope have a few laughs over one of the best comedies in recent years.

John and Johnny visit Gateway's 70 mm classic comedy, Ghostbusters.

A Cinema Classic: Ghostbusters

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.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

Too Late

Apr 22, 2016

Neo-noir at its dark, depressing best. Hawkes is the neo-Bogey.


Apr 22, 2016

Another lonely eccentric played to perfection by Jake Gyllenhaal.

Hardcore Henry

Apr 19, 2016

It's a wild ride through the eyes of a frenetic cyborg-like hero, and it's as fun as a video game.

Everybody Wants Some!!

Apr 18, 2016

One of the best comedies in years. Linklater at his best.

It's Movie Time April 15, '16 Midnight Special

Apr 14, 2016

John and Kevin admire but differ about this impressive sci-fi.

John and Johnny honor another John, one of filmdom's most flexible and successful actors, John Goodman.

The Jungle Book

Apr 12, 2016

First-rate entertainment for the whole family.

Born to Be Blue

Apr 12, 2016

Another artist's life in substance abuse.  Help!

Born to Be Blue

Grade: C+

Director: Robert Budreau (That Beautiful Somewhere)

Screenplay: Budreau

Cast: Ethan Hawke (Good Kill)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

by John DeSando

Midnight Special

Apr 12, 2016

One of the best science fiction films  in years.

It's Movie Time April 8, '16 City of Gold

Apr 7, 2016

John and Linda love food but not as much as LA food critic, Jonathan Gold.

One More Time

Apr 7, 2016

Good to see Chris Walken anytime.