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Movies

By the Sea

Nov 18, 2015

Malta is beautiful and so is Angelina. The story--not so much.

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

Nov 18, 2015

Another credible documentary on the Nazi legacy.

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

Grade:  B+

Director: David Evans (Dirt)

Screenplay: Phillipe Sands

Cast: Niklas Frank, Horst von Wachter

Runtime: 96 min.

by John DeSando

It's Movie Time Nov. 13, '15 Spectre with Wayne Miller

Nov 13, 2015

John and Wayne assess the new Bond flick and predict the future.

With the new Bond film now playing, John and Johnny look at Bond, Bourne, and beyond (especially Mission Impossible!).

A Cinema Classic: Spy Franchises

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.

Love the Coopers

Nov 13, 2015

It's rough at holiday time, but most families like the sometimes-amusing Coopers make it through to next year.

Love the Coopers

Grade: B-

Director: Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam)

Screenplay: Steven Rodgers (P.S. I Love You)

Cast: Olivia Wilde (Rush), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!)

Rating: PG 13

Runtime: 107 min.

by John DeSando

Spectre

Nov 8, 2015

It's fun but not memorable Bond.

It's Movie Time Nov. 6, '15 Our Brand is Crisis

Nov 7, 2015

John and Hope find some good acting amidst a messy film.

Film reviewed: Our Brand is Crisis

by host John DeSando with guest Hope Madden

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Silver Microphone, Communicator, and Hermes Creative honors.

Listen to the live show on WCBE 90.5 Fridays at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.

Cinema Classics Nov. 5, '15 Spielberg & Hanks

Nov 7, 2015

John and  Jordan approve of the Spielberg-Hanks collaboration.

A Cinema Classic: Spielberg & Hanks

with host John DeSando  and guest, Jordan Hanhilammi. Johnny DiLoretto is on vacation.

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.

Suffragette

Nov 7, 2015

Mulligan is a sure Oscar nominee.

Victoria

Nov 3, 2015

You will be involved in the action.

Victoria

Grade: B

Director: Sebastian Schipper (Sometime in August)

Screenplay: Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Erike Frederic Schulz

Cast: Lala Costa (I Want You), Frederick Lau (Coming In)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 138 min.

by John DeSando

Labyrinth of Lies

Nov 3, 2015

Germany's own docudrama about hunting Nazis.  A good one.

Our Brand is Crisis

Nov 2, 2015

Sandy does well, but the film lacks focus about the machinery of political campaigning.

It's Movie Time Oct. 30, '15 Truth

Oct 30, 2015

John and Kevin find truthfully dramatic moments if not the ultimate truth.

Cinema Classics Oct. 29, '15 Goodfellas

Oct 28, 2015

John and Johnny praise Goodfellas, showing at Gateway Film Center Nov 1 at 2 & 8 PM.

Truth

Oct 28, 2015

Dan Rather is forced to retire, and producer Mary Mapes is canned over Bush's National Guard record.

Truth

Grade: A-

Director: James Vanderbilt

Screenplay: Vanderbilt (Zodiac) from Mary Mapes’s "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power"

Cast: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Robert Redford (A Walk in the Woods)

Rating: R

Runtime: 121 Min.

by John DeSando

Bone Tomahawk

Oct 25, 2015

Western, Horror, Comedy--Bone has it all.

It's Movie Time Oct. 23, '15 Bridge of Spies

Oct 22, 2015

John and Wayne compliment Steven Spielberg's spy thriller starring Tom Hanks.

The Martian

Oct 22, 2015

One of the best science-fiction film adaptations ever.

John and Johnny, inspired by Julia Roberts' recent film, survey her career.

A Cinema Classic: Julia Roberts

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.

Breathe

Oct 20, 2015

Breathe breathes new life into a well-worn formula.

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