John and Johnny muse about the challenges of good filmmaking now and then. It's their 400th show!

The Magnificent Seven

Sep 26, 2016

It's fun, it's allegorical, and it's not the 1960 version.

It's Movie Time Sept '23, '16 Blair Witch

Sep 22, 2016

John consults with Hope, the IMT expert on things horrible.

Film reviewed: Blair Witch

by host John DeSando and guest, Hope Madden

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

Hope Madden writes for Columbus Underground and MaddWolf.com.


Sep 22, 2016

Hard-edged story for such a soft subject.

The Hollars

Sep 22, 2016

The Hollars family needs to be even more dysfunctional to be funny.

Cinema Classics Sept 22, '16 Gene Wilder

Sep 21, 2016

John and Johnny survey the work of the late Gene Wilder.


Sep 21, 2016

It's real, it's thrilling, and it's directed by Oliver Stone.

Blair Witch

Sep 16, 2016

Even contemporary ear-piece cameras and drones can't keep me from longing for the simpler Exorcist.

It's Movie Time Sept 16, '16 The Hollars

Sep 15, 2016

The Hollars is not released in this market until next week. John and Kevin just had to disagree now about  the newest  dysfunctional-family comedy.

Cinema Classics Sept 15, '16 Texas Noir

Sep 14, 2016

John and Johnny give a good-hearted look at film noir set in Texas.

Complete Unknown

Sep 13, 2016

Smart and intriguing mystery drama without kissing.

It's Movie Time Sept 9, '16 Sully

Sep 8, 2016

John and Linda love this one.

John and Johnny love a freewheeling show where all they have to do is report upcoming films.


Sep 6, 2016

One of Eastwood's and the year's best.

The Light Between Oceans

Sep 6, 2016

More Thomas Hardy than Nicholas Sparks.

It's Movie Time Sept 2, '16 The Light Between Oceans

Sep 1, 2016

John and Wayne, after juvenile jokes about lighthouse symbolism, find this film  entertaining and insightful.

Cinema Classics Sept 1, '16 Film Critics

Aug 31, 2016

John and Johnny argue the merits of film critics.

Cinema Classic: Film Critics

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.

Germans and Jews

Aug 31, 2016

Who would have thought?

It's Movie Time Aug 26, '16 Don't Breathe

Aug 26, 2016

John and Hope loved this rouser-The Blind Man and his dog will scare the heck out of you.

Blood Father

Aug 26, 2016

Gibson returns with a vengeance.