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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.

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 WCBE.org. 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.

John and Johnny talk about the late Sean Connery and especially James Bond.

The success of Jim Cummings with Thunder Road and Wolf of Snow Hollow prompt a closer look.

For Halloween, John and Johnny talk about current scary movies.

Film discussion: Scary Movies at Halloween Time

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 comment on some recent scary movies in honor of Halloween.

Johnny and John celebrate the 30th anniversary of Goodfellas.

John and Johnny review Sam Wasson's new book on Chinatown, The Big Goodbye.

Film discussion: Sam Wasson's The Big Goodbye about the making of Chinatown

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.

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Goodfellas and Sam Wasson's study of Chinatown in "The Big Goodbye."

To help us through this election, the boys remember some lighter fare about elections in the movies.

Johnny and John mashup elections and heroes.

Double Take: critical, sometimes confrontational podcast conversations about movies. A Cinema Classics production hosted by Johnny DiLoretto and John De Sando.

John DeSando is a Los Angeles Press Club national broadcast winner and also hosts It’s Movie time for WCBE.

Johnny DiLoretto directs community and public relations for WCBE 90.5 FM, Columbus, Ohio.

Contact them at JohnDeSando62@gmail.com.

The Podcast:

John and Johnny discuss the differences between movie heroes and rebels.

Film discussion: Heroes and Rebels

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.

The boys mix motifs: Heroes, Rebels and Elections.

John and Johnny make sense of Charlie Kaufman's new mind bender, I'm Thinking of Ending Things.

Two critics give their final word on the summer savior, Christopher Nolan's Tenet.

John and Johnny mix two current films of Christopher Nolan and Charlie Kaufman.

John and Johnny give some examples of political allegory in movies.

John and Johnny give examples of political allegory.

John and Johnny are ecstatic to discuss a true classic.

John and Johnny delight in the great classic, The Philadelphia Story

Double Take: critical, sometimes confrontational podcast conversations about movies. A Cinema Classics production hosted by Johnny DiLoretto and John De Sando.

John DeSando is a Los Angeles Press Club national broadcast winner and also hosts It’s Movie time for WCBE.

Johnny DiLoretto directs community and public relations for WCBE 90.5 FM, Columbus, Ohio.

Contact them at JohnDeSando62@gmail.com.

The Double Take Podcast:

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