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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 discuss some obviously-winning Oscar nominations and some not so much.

Cinema Classics Jan 16, '20 Netflix

Jan 14, 2020

John and Johnny discuss the entertainment powerhouse Netflix.

John and Johnny cite some of the best films of the last decade.

John and Johnny reminisce about the '19 films that will be unfortunately forgotten.

Johnny interviews the co-creators of a future series at Amazon called Wildfire, an Ohio-related show.

Johnny interviews Chevy Chase, in this weekend for Christmas Vacation.

John and Johnny describe some pre-2020 Oscar ceremony favorites of 2019.

John and Johnny wrap up Cinema Classics' trilogy about a current classic: The Irishman

Film discussion: The Irishman, Part II

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 discuss what The Irishman is really about= Excellence

Johnny interviews special guest Jimmy Mak about Martin Scorsese's NYT comments on super hero films and cinema.

Happily, John and Johnny welcome back Eddie Murphy with his Dolemite is My Name.

John and Johnny reminisce about their favorite horror films.

John and Johnny introduce S. Craig Zahler, a new breed of "B" brutal film makers.

Cinema Classics Oct 24, '19, Joker

Oct 23, 2019

John and Johnny do their final review of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker.

Cinema Classics Oct 17, '19, Jokers

Oct 16, 2019

Before they saw the current Joker, the boys reminisced about previous Jokers.

Films Reviewed: Jokers

John and Johnny talk about jokers in film before they viewed Joker.

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 finish their preview of fall '19 movies.

John and Johnny discuss some winners and losers of summer '19.

For now, Johnny is excited about the fall lineup.

Cinema Classics Sept 19, '19, Netflix

Sep 18, 2019

John and Johnny remark about the strengths and weaknesses of the streaming giant, Netflix.

John and Johnny discover  "new" buddy films for summer '19: more Platonic than ever.

After watching the depiction of Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time . . ., the boys have fun remembering him.

John and Johnny make some startling observations about climate doom in sci-fi and super-hero movies.

John and Johnny explore the cultural characteristics of Asians in two current films.

Cinema Classics August 15, '19 Once Upon Tarantino

Aug 13, 2019

Johnny and Jimmy give the finishing touches to Tarantino's Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood.

John and Johnny discuss prominent actors Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

Cinema Classics July 25, '19 James Bond

Jul 23, 2019

New Bond coming--25--Time to look at it now and then.

Johnny pretty much bashes summer movies so far.

Cinema Classics July 11, '19 Adam Sandler

Jul 10, 2019

Sandler's presence on Netflix demands the boys assess Adam Sandler's career.

Cinema Classics 6.27.19 The Shining

Jun 27, 2019

Inspired by Gateway's showing a restored version of The Shining, John and Johnny try  to do  right by this certified classic.

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