It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM
  • Hosted by , John DeSando

It’s Movie Time is an award-winning movie review show, hosted by John DeSando, which airs every Friday  at 3:01 and 8:01 PM.  You can also find "It's Movie Time" on Facebook.


  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2010
    Winner: Radio Feature/Series
    Honorable Mention: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Hermes Award: Gold Award, 2010
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2010
  • LA Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Awards, 2009
    Finalist: Radio Critic of the Year
  • Communicator Awards: Silver Award of Distinction, 2009
  • MarCom Awards: Gold Award, 2009

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It's Movie Time Jan 17, '20--1917

Jan 16, 2020

John and Hope discuss why 1917 is a suitable nominee for Oscar.


Jan 11, 2020

A classic WWI tale with memorable cinematography. It won the Golden Globe for best motion picture--Drama.

This Week: It's Movie Time Jan 10, '20 Just Mercy

Jan 9, 2020

John and Linda review one of the best movies so far this year.


Jan 8, 2020

Painful and authentic, a world-class depiction of suppression and injustice to a newly- gay man in a heterosexual marriage.

Just Mercy

Jan 7, 2020

Mercy is the motif. Here's a contemporary take on the need for it to show the way. It's not an easy way.

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Jan 6, 2020

Surprisingly lyrical and social but still nectar for martial arts enthusiasts.

Good Newwz

Jan 4, 2020

It's Bollywood and more.

Must See: Shooting the Mafia

Jan 3, 2020

An enlightening doc about the fabled Mafia and a modern heroine photographer.

It's Movie Time Jan 03, '20 Uncut Gems

Jan 2, 2020

John, Kevin, and Kevin Garnett appreciate this gem.

The Aeronauts

Dec 28, 2019

A high-flying  balloon adventure, a simple pleasure amid the heady Oscar-worthy contenders at this time of year.


Dec 27, 2019

The play and now movie have not been worthy of the poet, but they have their worthy moments.

Uncut Gems

Dec 26, 2019

Performance of a lifetime for comedian Adam Sandler.

Little Women

Dec 26, 2019

One of this year's best, and one of the top Alcott adaptations of all time.

It's Movie Time Dec 27, '19 Star Wars:The Rise of Skywalker

Dec 26, 2019

John/Wayne have fun with the biggest franchise of all time.

Star Wars: Episode IX-The Rise of Skywalker

Dec 23, 2019

An eternal space opera still rich with adventure and meaning for several generations.

Controversial It's Movie Time Dec 20, '19 Bombshell

Dec 20, 2019

Courtney and Felicity have some personal background for this revealing  docudrama.


Dec 19, 2019

Men most of all can learn about the unglamorous world of sexual harassment.

The Two Popes

Dec 16, 2019

This acting will bring you back to church.

Richard Jewell

Dec 14, 2019

A sharp docudrama about a much maligned hero.

It's Movie Time Dec 13, '19 A Hidden Life

Dec 12, 2019

John and Hope debate the merits of this latest lyric from one of our premiere directors.

A Hidden Life

Dec 10, 2019

A beautiful film about an ugly past.


Dec 9, 2019

A modern love story of contrasts set in an exotic land.


Dec 5, 2019

Its screenplay is formulaic; its visuals are top-rate.

It's Movie Time Dec 6, '19 Dark Waters

Dec 5, 2019

John and Linda admire this important docudrama's claims of industrial irresponsibility.


Dec 4, 2019

The fall of a wealthy family for reasons known to even the non-wealthy. One of th best of the year.

Dark Waters

Dec 4, 2019

In the spirit of Spotlight, this investigative docudrama is interesting and real.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Dec 1, 2019

Hanks perfectly channels Rogers with Rogers'  sweet slow in full force.

21 Bridges

Nov 29, 2019

Shutting down exit from Manhattan is the most thrilling part of this mediocre thriller.

It's Movie Time Nov 29, '19 Knives Out

Nov 28, 2019

John and Kevin have fun with a fun whodunit.

Knives Out

Nov 26, 2019

A light whodunit for Thanksgiving.