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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.

Anxiously awaiting Christopher Nolan's next blockbbuster, Tenet, the boys survey his work so far.

John and Johnny take a careful podcast look at Hitch's masterpiece.

John and Johnny marvel at films shot in tight spaces such as the recent 7500.

Film Topic: Small Spaces

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.

Our podcast about movies in tight places.

John and Johnny confer on where summer blockbusters are going.

Film discussion: Summer Blockbusters

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 talk about director/writer Christopher Nolan for their first podcast.

John and Johnny have a contemporary take on this classic summer movie.

John and Johnny explore Nazis and Neo-Nazis in recent films.

John and Johnny recount the fun drive-in experience of the mid-twentieth century.

John and Johnny visit a  new sci-fi about UFOs by a young director who shold be watched.

Film discussion: The Vast of Night

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.

Last week: After looking at Tom Cruise, we had to attend to Tom Hardy, a mumblecore star.

John and Johnny do a miserable job hiding their admiration for Tom Cruise.

John and Johnny are stunned at the brilliance of this Spielberg classic.

John and Johnny consider the free-speech theme of No Safe Spaces.

John and guest Johnny are amused by this failed neo-noir.

I wrote about this little gem earlier. Johnny joins me to discuss it as we both are fans of the Western.

John and Johnny assess the career of one of Hollywood's durable stars.

John and Johnny broadcast from their pop-up studio about The Color Purple as if they were at The Gateway Film Center for their monthly in-person series.

John and Johnny offer their picks of smart scary movies.

John and Johnny discuss a recent addition to Netflix movies, the quirky Horse Girl.

John and Johnny survey the classics available on Netflix.

John and Johnny look at the virus-delayed films after March, 2020.

John and Johnny love this horror, thriller mashup that will scare the bejesus out of you, and you will enjoy it.

John and Johnny do a remote show to support their monthly Cinema Classics series at the Gateway Film Center.

Listen as John and Johnny survey the work of a rising star and Oscar nominee, Adam Driver.

John and Johnny survey the important movies about viruses.

John and Johnny praise South Korea's auteur, Bong Joon Ho.

John and Johnny discuss My Fair Lady with the audience at the monthly Gateway Film Center Cinema Classics series.

After the Oscars, the boys look at the most influential movie ever made.

John and Johnny are nice and not so nice about this year's Oscars.

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