It's Movie Time Promo Dumb Question 10-18-16

Oct 19, 2016

John and Hope spar in the newest IMT 29 sec promo.

Cinema Classics Oct 20, '16: Ben Affleck

Oct 19, 2016

John and Johnny reassess their take on Ben Affleck three years ago.

The Accountant

Oct 13, 2016

Who knew Affleck could act?

It's Movie Time Oct 14, '16 The Girl on the Train

Oct 13, 2016

John and Kevin praise the ensemble work of the actresses and the complexity of the story.

John and Johnny bicker about "Frank" in their most recent promo spot,

The 33 sec promo:

In honor of the late Edward Albee, the boys remember the wildly-dramatic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Cinema Classic: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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.

Closet Monster

Oct 11, 2016

One of the great coming-of-age films.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Oct 9, 2016

Tim Burton at his understated best (partly because Johnny Depp's not in it).

The Girl on the Train

Oct 9, 2016

Psyhco-dramatic take on Long Island desperate housewives.

The Girl on the Train

Grade: B

Director: Tate Taylor (The Help)

Screenplay: Erin Cressida Wilson (Men, Women & Children) from the Paula Hawkins novel

Cast: Emily Blunt (Sicario), Hayley Bennett (Equalizer)

Rating: R

Runtime: 112 min.

by John DeSando

“I would chance saying globally there is a feeling that female empowerment has, at last, become a topic that is fashionable, and more power to that.” Gwendoline Christie

Train to Busan

Oct 7, 2016

Multi-layered, smart entertainment as much about our human  flaws as about South Korean chaos.

It's Movie Time Oct 7, '16 The Birth of a Nation

Oct 6, 2016

John and Linda respect Nate Parker's mini-epic with some reservations.

The Birth of a Nation

Oct 6, 2016

It's controversial on more than one count.

Cinema Classics Oct 6, '16, The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Oct 5, 2016

John and Johnny begin the next generation of Cinema Classics ( show # 401) by arguing over the new Magnificent Seven.

Deepwater Horizon

Oct 3, 2016

Great effects, not so much sociology or ecology.

It's Movie Time Sept 30, '16 The Queen of Katwe

Sep 29, 2016

John and Wayne find Queen complex and enjoyable.

Queen of Katwe

Sep 28, 2016

Be entertained and see what a woman can do.

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.