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 Kevin agree this is one of the best films of the year.

The Outpost

Aug 4, 2020

A war epic told with accuracy and heart. And it's true.


Aug 2, 2020

In Covid times, a romance like this is a soothing breeze on a hot summer day in Dover.


Jul 30, 2020

Eccentric doc about an angry blue-collar good ol' boy. It actually happened. It's actually amusing if it weren't so bizarre.

It's Movie Time July 31, '20 The Rental

Jul 30, 2020

John/Wayne get the frights with a new chiller, The Rental.


Jul 28, 2020

Arguably the year's most memorable teen.

The Rental

Jul 27, 2020

A solid chiller from first-time director Dave Franco. Be careful what you rent you smug Airbnbers. Listen to John/Wayne enjoy their vacation home on this Friday's It's Movie Time.


Jul 25, 2020

Rosamund Pike is Marie Curie. Radioactive is a first-rate biopic.

John and Linda laugh at a comedy almost half a century old--and it's still a hoot. Daughter Thea de Sousa credits it with sparking her professional interest in cinema. On Netflix


Jul 18, 2020

More here than silly stereotypes--it's a thriller with a bit of solid insight into the vagaries of testimony in the court of law.

It's Movie Time July 17, '20, The Old Guard

Jul 16, 2020

John and Jordan respect the Old Guard but have reservations about this sci-fi thriller.


Jul 12, 2020

Strange but relevant thriller dramedy.

Nobody Knows I'm Here

Jul 6, 2020

A beautifully photographed drama from Chile that captures the loneliness of a gifted singer.

The Truth

Jul 4, 2020

See it for Deneuve or just a matchless mom.


Jul 3, 2020

Not much savvy humor but some wisdom about 30 somethings and love.

John and Kevin wish for more from satirist Jon Stewart.

Straight Up

Jun 30, 2020

A different kind of romcom from Netflix, and its good.

It's resistible, with little wit or insight into the political process that will consume us until November.

Lost Bullet

Jun 27, 2020

Escape these demanding times with a thriller so lean and mean you'll wish it longer than its modest hour and a half.

It's Movie Time June 26, '20 , Shirley

Jun 25, 2020

John and Hope delight in the  Shirley Jackson (The Lottery) fictional biopic.

by host John DeSando and guest, Hope Madden

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

Hope Madden writes for Columbus Underground and

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Wasp Network

Jun 24, 2020

Unwieldy docudrama about Cuban spies from the '90's, it is still fascinating and vivid as only good cinema can do.


Jun 23, 2020

A smart variation on the Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf motif. Listen to Hope and John on Friday June 26's It's Movie Time. On Amazon Prime.


Jun 22, 2020

Ride the wave with specacularly gifted athlete adventurers from the mountains to the oceans.


Jun 20, 2020

An ill teen falls in love: There's much more than that and even humor.


Jun 20, 2020

An expert thriller that combines the dread of air travel gone wrong  with very tight cabin space.

You Should Have Left

Jun 19, 2020

A tidy little thriller evocative of The Shining. Good deal for those who prefer their thrillers bloodless and jumpscareless. Smart it is.

It's Movie Time June 19, '20: The Half of It

Jun 18, 2020

John and daughter, Courtney, enjoy one of the best young adult romances ever.


Jun 15, 2020

A neo-noir with intellectual challenges and  post-modern detached heroes.

The Wrong Missy

Jun 6, 2020

Don't think for a minute you'll relieve pandemic effects by seeing this "comedy."

It's Movie Time June 5, '20, The Painter and The Thief

Jun 4, 2020

Linda and John sort out the many  motifs of an unusually challenging documentary.