It's Movie Time

Fridays at 3:01pm and 8:01 PM

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

Uncorked (on Netflix)

Mar 31, 2020

It's more about ambition and family than wine, but wine is the catalyst as it is for most romances in life.

And Then We Danced

Mar 28, 2020

With the vigor of Georgian dance and the charisma of young dancers, it's worth streaming at The Gateway Film Center.

It's Movie Time March 27, '20 Spenser Confidential

Mar 24, 2020

John and Sommer enjoy Netflix's B action comedy with the durable Mark Wahlberg

The Platform

Mar 23, 2020

Modern horror films rarely get better than The Platform.

A sweet doc about one of the century's great pop stars.

It's Movie Time March 20, '20 Lost Girls

Mar 19, 2020

John and Jordan review the expert Netflix Docudrama, Lost Girls.

Lost Girls

Mar 17, 2020

A harrowing docudrama about Lost Girls, whose murders involve a whole community.

Spenser Confidential

Mar 16, 2020

Mark Wahlberg is  ex-cop, ex-con Spenser, and he's good at it.


Mar 15, 2020

A deeply wraught melodrama about post war love and reclamation.

It's Movie Time March 13, '20 The Hunt

Mar 13, 2020

John/Wayne go hunting for a movie about hunting humans.

It's as good a satire as you will see at this time of year; and it's a thriller-horror treat.


Mar 10, 2020

Wendy rivals the joy and mystery of its source.

A stunning  rendition of the eternal longing all love engenders, regardless of the sex.

John and Mary adore this musical history doc.

Film reviewed:Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

by host John DeSando and guest, Mary Yerina

It’s Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, MarCom, Communicator, Hermes, and Silver Microphone honors.

John DeSando, a Los Angeles Press Club first-place winner for National Entertainment Journalism, is also host of WCBE’s Cinema Classics. Contact him at

Mary Yerina is a philanthropic consultant.

The 5 min NPR show:

The Invisible Man

Mar 4, 2020

A finely-crafted horror-thriller all too real in an era of rampant abuse.

Once Were Brothers

Mar 2, 2020

A remarkablle doc about the remarkable Band.

It's Movie Time Feb 28, '20 Emma.

Feb 28, 2020

John and Linda find cinematic beauty in the most recent Jane Austen remake, Emma.


Feb 26, 2020

A traditional and yet modern adaptation of the rom-com inspirer's light-hearted novel.

The Lodge

Feb 24, 2020

If you care little about horror films, see this one because it's unlike the garden variety. You may really like its scary emphasis on the normal.

63 Up

Feb 23, 2020

A fascinating documentary series about British lives that is also about all our lives.

It's Movie Time Feb 21, '20 Downhill

Feb 19, 2020

John and Hope consider if Downhill is uphill or not.


Feb 17, 2020

A test of masculine courage or lack thereof for Will Ferrell's character, and a dramedy that fails several dramatic tests.

It's Movie Time Feb 14, '20 Oscars Wrapup

Feb 13, 2020

John and Kevin give their candid opinions about the Oscar winners.

John/Wayne praise Blake Lively's heroic performance in an entertaining, formulaic revenge film.

The Rhythm Section

Feb 3, 2020

Lively is a vengeful  heroine with a bloody mission.

It's Movie Time Jan 31, '20 The Gentlemen

Jan 30, 2020

John and Jordan are the only gentlemen in the company of Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen.

The Gentlemen

Jan 27, 2020

Rogues all over but nary a gentleman in Guy Ritchie's return to mobsters from London.

Les miserables (2019)

Jan 25, 2020

You think you know kids and Paris? Think again with this loose update of Les miserables.

It's Movie Time Jan 24, '20 For Sama

Jan 23, 2020

John and Mary review the harrowing Oscar-nominated documentary about the Syrian bombing of Aleppo.