Johnny DiLoretto

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Johnny DiLoretto is a longtime Columbus media personality who has amused audiences since 1998 when he began writing irreverent movie reviews for The Other Paper. Shortly after that he made a distinct impression on local TV audiences when he became ABC 6 and FOX 28's nighttime entertainment reporter.

In 2006 Johnny turned viewers on to the many amazing people and places of central Ohio on the morning broadcast, Good Day Columbus, in his distinctly off-the-cuff style. Over the years, Johnny has taken great pride in co-hosting and co-producing  Cinema Classics for WCBE.

John and Johnny debate the merits of theater v home viewing.

John and Johnny argue about the Oscar Nominations in 2021.

John and Johnny argue about the Oscar Nominations in 2021.

The Oscar nominations for 2021 are up for criticism and acclaim on Double Take.

Inspired by her Golden Globe award, John and Johnny survey Jodie Foster's career.

With her win at Golden Globe, the boys survey Jodie Foster's career.

John and Johnny cite new directors worthy of seeing again.

John and Johnny discuss new directors such as Greta Gerwig and Regina King.

We are getting used to great Korean films.

Our critics define "Thriller."

Denzel is the balance between actor and star.

Animation King-Pixar's Soul is an example of  excellent animation.

John and Johnny, inspired by Nomadland, talk about going west in movies.

John and Johnny discuss the Go-West theme.

John and Johnny, inspired by Da 5 Bloods, review Spike Lee's work.

John and Johnny assess The Columbus Ohio Film Critics Association's top film pics for '20.

John and Johnny podcast about The Columbus Ohio Film Critics Association top pics for 2020.

The newest entries in The National Film Registry

Our critics preview the best movies to come in 2021.

Our critics preview movies of 2021.

Mank shows the talents of director David Fincher and Orson Welles.

John and Johnny have some new nominees for Christmas movies.

John and Johnny confer about recent holiday movies and classics.

Another Cronenberg directing another challenge: Possessor

Film discussion: Possessor

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 Stay connected on Facebook and podcast Double Take, om WCBE and Tune In.

Costner endures with his certifiable star quality.

Johnny and Johnny analyze the content of Hillbilly movies.

Inspired by Hillbilly Elegy, John and Johnny analyze the meanings of "Hillbilly" especially in movies.

John and Johnny talk about comedies that are either cringe or crass or both.

Lamenting the loss, John and Johnny assess the career of the late Sean Connery.