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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Da 5 Bloods

Jan 21, 2021

A remarkable classic of mixed purposes--Spike Lee has rarely been better.  On Netflix

John and Mary love this stage adaptation about four Black icons of the Civil Rights movement.

As much as this little B drama may seem plot hackneyed, the message about the threat to our freedom is loud and clear.

The Dissident

Jan 14, 2021

A powerful documentary exposing the murder of a renowned journalist in an autocracy that endures.

John and Kevin comment on Promising Young Woman and COFCA.

One Night in Miami

Jan 11, 2021

An inspired ensemble cast playing famous Black figures in a fictional meeting. Not to be missed. Out Friday Jan 15 on Prime.

The White Tiger

Jan 11, 2021

A companion piece to Slumdog and an energetic deconstruction of India's rigid caste system.


Jan 10, 2021

A wildly different kind of road movie, one of the best of 2020.

It's Movie Time Jan 08, '21 Alone

Jan 7, 2021

John/Wayne are thrilled with this excellent thriller, Alone. On Prime Video.

The Assistant

Jan 7, 2021

A trenchant drama of corporate harassment through a young-worker's perspective.

Sound of Metal

Jan 6, 2021

A sure-fire nomination for Ahmed- and one of the best films of the year.

Palm Springs

Jan 3, 2021

Weddings are waiting for comic satire, and Palm Springs is no exception.

Pieces of a Woman

Dec 30, 2020

Strong performances, minimalist production make Pieces of a Woman memorable.

It's Movie Time Jan 01,'21 The Midnight Sky

Dec 30, 2020

John and Linda enjoy the stars and the New Year with George Clooney.


Dec 27, 2020

Sometimes you just gotta watch an action film without expecting high art.

The Midnight Sky

Dec 24, 2020

The sky's the limit with this ambitious Clooney sci-fi melodrama.

For the holidays, John and Mary enjoy the bluesy, jazzy Ma Rainey.

Sorry We Missed You

Dec 23, 2020

Ken Loach directs his finest working-class drama.

Martin Eden

Dec 23, 2020

It's new neorealism at its finest.

News of the World

Dec 20, 2020

A solid new Western from the talented director, Paul Greengrass, and his durable star, Tom Hanks.

The spirit of the jazz-blues age together with  breathtaking performances makes this a welcome holiday drama.

It's Movie Time Dec 18, '20 The Prom with Courtney DeSando

Dec 17, 2020

Courtney and Alexandra, substituting for John DeSando, suggest The Prom for the holidays.

The Mole Agent

Dec 14, 2020

A pleasant documentary about a detective in a nursing home. On Prime.

The Prom

Dec 12, 2020

A better enjoyment than made-to-order holiday films. A brassy Netflix musical, a classy inclusion message.

Enjoyably slick and smart, that's "Parallel"

John and Kevin are enthusiastic about  Mank for its nostalgic deconstruction of Citizen Kane and Hollywood.


Dec 8, 2020

A beautiful evocation of Hollywood's heyday and the intricacies of Citizen Kane.

Disco (2019)

Dec 7, 2020

Some interesting stuff here about Norwegian disco and religion. Who would have thought?


Dec 6, 2020

Unforgettable performances from Hopkins and Pepper and all you need to know about catatonia.

An intensely-satisfying study about a teenage girl in "trouble"