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

Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 23, 2018

To be enjoyed in a light-filled summer.

It's Movie Time May 18, '18 Black Panther (Repeat)

May 18, 2018

John and Kevin agree this is a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe worthy of our repeat show.

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

It's Movie Time May 11, '18 Life of the Party

May 11, 2018

John and Kevin, not big partiers, do enjoy Melissa McCarthy at her film party.

Film reviewed: Life of the Party

by host John DeSando and guest, Kevin Carr

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

Life of the Party

May 10, 2018

Melissa McCarthy owns this comedy.

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

It's Movie Time May 4, '18 Foxtrot

May 3, 2018

John and Mary find much to enjoy about this challenging drama, Israel's entry for the Oscars.  We've repeated this show to coincide with its opening today in Columbus.

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

Avengers: Infinity War

Apr 30, 2018

Enjoyable modern epic but no Homer.

Avengers: Infinity War

Grade: B

Directors: Anthony Russo (Captain America), Joe Russo (Captain America)

Screenplay: Christopher Markus, et al.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hr 29 min

by John DeSando

Final Portrait

Apr 30, 2018

Visit a famous sculptor at work. It's enlightening and entertaining.

It's Movie Time April 27, '18 Lean on Pete

Apr 26, 2018

John and Courtney find hope in this gritty  boy-and-his-horse drama.

Oscars all over the place with this Milos Forman classic.

Lean on Pete

Apr 25, 2018

An unsentimental indie with heart and pathos in equal measure.

Love After Love

Apr 23, 2018

A fine drama with outstanding acting about, what else but love.

You Were Never Really Here

Apr 21, 2018

An intense urban thriller about a contemporary social outrage, trafficking.

It's Movie Time April 20, '18 Beirut

Apr 20, 2018

John/Wayne unscramble the plot of this entertaining spy mashup.

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

A Cinema Classic: Guillermo del Toro

Beirut

Apr 17, 2018

Enjoyably old-fashioned spy thriller.

Where is Kyra?

Apr 12, 2018

Pfeiffer is powerful, the film dark.

Rampage

Apr 12, 2018

It's silly and funny, all because Johnson is much more than muscles.

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.

Foxtrot

Apr 10, 2018

A stirring study of war and its losses.

Gemini

Apr 10, 2018

A thriller about Hollywood stylishly photographed.

A Quiet Place

Apr 6, 2018

It will scare you.

It's Movie Time April 6, '18 Isle of Dogs

Apr 6, 2018

John and Linda admire a Wes Anderson classic in the making.

Isle of Dogs

Apr 5, 2018

Another brilliant animation from one of cinema's current geniuses.

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

Outside In

Apr 3, 2018

Simply told with memorable acting.

The Death of Stalin

Mar 30, 2018

Uneven but amusing history set in hitherto unfunny Russia.

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