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It's Movie Time Dec 24, '21 The Hand of God

A lyrical coming-of-age reverie about and by writer/ director Paolo Sorrentino that deserves its Oscar nomination this year.

Film reviewed: The Hand of God

by host John DeSando and guest, Mary Yerina

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 NPR’s WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at

Mary Yerina is a community volunteer sitting onthe sustaining boards of the Columbus Humane Society and ProMusica while she is also a cinephile.

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John DeSando holds a BA from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in English from The University of Arizona. He served several universities as a professor, dean, and academic vice president. He has been producing and broadcasting as a film critic on It’s Movie Time and Cinema Classics for more than two decades. DeSando received the Los Angeles Press Club's first-place honors for national entertainment journalism.