The Visit

Sep 15, 2015

It's not The Babadook, but it is a return of Sixth Sense director. Fun.

The Visit

Grade: B

Director: M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense)

Screenplay: Shyamalan

Cast: Olivia DeJonge (The Sisterhood of Night), Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 90 min.

by John DeSando

“Mom, there's something wrong with Nana and Pop Pop.” Becca (Olivia DeJonge)

It's Movie Time Sept 11, '15 Jimmy's Hall

Sep 11, 2015

John and Kevin like the Irish themes and natural acting.

John and  Johnny compare Kevin Bacon and Tom Cruise.

Jimmy's Hall

Sep 6, 2015

It's a beautiful film about a beautiful people. Oh, yes, it also has violence  of a kind different from those in late-summer thrillers.

Turbo Kid

Sep 6, 2015

Fun Kids' stuff.

John and Hope  love the loveable Greta Gerwig and her partner, Noah Baumbach.

Johnny and John preview movies for Sept-Oct '15.

Mistress America

Sep 2, 2015

An enjoyable romcom from the exciting couple of Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.

It's Movie Time August 28, '15 The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Aug 27, 2015

John and Linda find tragicomic elements in this coming-of-age film.

John and Johnny are amused by a 1954 horror film steeped in giant ants. See it at Gateway Film Center  September 6 at 2 PM.

It's graphic, funny ,and depressing in an entertaining way.

Listen to Me Marlon

Aug 26, 2015

Hear a deceased acting titan in his own words and images--a great documentary.

As English majors,  John and Johnny might be expected to like this biodrama about one of this century's most influential writers. And they do.

Film reviewed: The End of the Tour

by host John DeSando with guest, Johnny DiLoretto

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A Borrowed Identity

Aug 20, 2015

A fascinating dramatic take on a devastating  conflict.

The End of the Tour

Aug 20, 2015

“Fiction's about what it is to be a human being.” David Foster Wallace

In 1996 David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) interviewed acclaimed author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) over the course of several days in Minneapolis for a book tour about his 1000 page epic novel, Infinite Jest. Essentially a two hander in the spirit of the recent True Story, about the interview with alleged murderer Christian Longo (James Franco), The End of the Tour is one of the most accessible biopics about smart people in recent memory

John and Johnny analyze why several R-rated comedies bombed this summer.

A Cinema Classic: R-Rated Summer Comedies

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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Straight Outta Compton

Aug 17, 2015

Energetic and informative.

Irrational Man

Aug 13, 2015

Woody needs to stick with comedy, and crime as  a sidebar.

Uncle Wayne likes it; John doesn't.

People Places Things

Aug 13, 2015

A sweet comic romance.