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Cinema Classics

Two big Columbus media personalities -- John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto -- put their love of great movies on the line every week on Cinema Classics, a dynamic conversation about the classics of the past and the contemporary movies and performers that might be classics in the future. Then, of course, these guys could always engage in the odd, unclassifiable discussion...you just never know with these two.  

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Inspired by Skyscraper, the boys search for meaning in Dwayne Johnson's work.

Cinema Classics July 26, '18 Heists

Jul 24, 2018

The boys, inspired by American Animals, recount their fav movie heists.

A Cinema Classic: Heists

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.

John and Johnny pit Hereditary against Rosemary's Baby.

Cinema Classics July 12, '18: A24

Jul 10, 2018

The boys marvel at the output of entertainment producer A24.

Cinema Classics July 5, '18 Film Columbus

Jul 5, 2018

John Daugherty, executive director of Film Columbus, chats with John DeSando about the Film Commission.

Cinema Classics June 28, '18 Brad Bird

Jun 27, 2018

John and Johnny survey the young career of Incredibles 2's Brad Bird.

It's Movie Time June 22, '18 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jun 21, 2018

John and Kevin like the dinosaurs; the story not so much.

John and Johnny celebrate the 50th anniversary of arguably the smartest sci-fi film of all time: 2001.

John and Johnny marvel at the conditions under which this classic was made in Africa.

With the new Solo: A Star Wars Story, the boys assess the career of the original Han Solo, Harrison Ford.

A Cinema Classic: Harrison Ford

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.

Cinema Classics May 31, '18 Summer '18

May 29, 2018

John and Johnny scan  summer '18 now and later.

John and Johnny expand their recent Butch Cassidy discussion to the decade-earlier Magnificent Seven.

The boys face off two of their favorite actresses, Annette Bening and Susan Sarandon.

John and Johnny see themselves as modern-day Hole-in-the-Wall heroes like Butch and Sundance.

John and Johnny, inspired by Krasinski and Blount in A Quiet Place, explore romantic couples off and on the screen.

John and Johnny admire the work of Shape-of-Water director, Guillermo del Toro.

A Cinema Classic: Guillermo del Toro

Cinema Classics April 12,'18 Jane Fonda

Apr 11, 2018

John and Johnny explore the varied career of actress, activist, and fitness guru Jane Fonda.

A Cinema Classic: Jane Fonda

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.

John and Johnny applaud the strong female leads of film history.

John and Johnny observe some of the challenges in this year's Oscar winners.

John and Johnny disagree about what constitutes romantic monsters in movies.

John and Johnny, inspired by Black Panther, consider Black acting Oscars and nominees.

John and Johnny, Inspired by 5:15 to Paris, cite other movies using non actors.

John and Johnny assess the backlash related to this year's Oscar nominees.

John and Johnny review 10 movies 25 years old.

John and Johnny review the work of Phantom Thread's director, Paul Thomas Anderson.

John and Johnny grapple with the challenges of Kevin Spacey's career and life.

John and Johnny review the newest additions to The National Film Registry.

John and Johnny observe class distinctions in 2017 films.

It's Movie Time Jan 19, '18 Hostiles, opening Jan 26.

Jan 19, 2018

John and Kevin evaluate a Western considered to be one of the best since Unforgiven.

John and Johnny considerthe role of women in film in '17. 

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