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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Apr 8, 2021

Seaspiracy (Netflix Original)

You may not eat fish again if you watch this passionate Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy, about global corruption, from destroying marine life with plastic garbage to slaughtering whales and dolphins using slave labor. I may exaggerate my tone as director/narrator Ali Tabrizi too often does, but if there is just a small portion of truth here, you best pay attention to see what you can do about our seas.

John and Gunter have fun bringing this little-known Netflix docudrama to the NPR audience.

Concrete Cowboy

Apr 7, 2021

An unusual Netflix drama about Black cowboys in Philadelphia.

The Courier

Apr 5, 2021

A spy story worth seeing in theaters and an actor convincingly real.


Mar 30, 2021

Bob Odenkirk deserves to be in the bad-boy club headed by Liam Neeson.

It's Movie Time April 2, '21 The Father

Mar 30, 2021

John and Kevin evaluate one of the leading Oscar nominees, The Father, with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman also nominated.

Save Yourselves!

Mar 27, 2021

Hulu and other services offer a romantic comedy with a light sci-fi touch.

It's Movie Time March 26, '21 Sentinelle

Mar 25, 2021

John/Wayne find some exciting action and serious characterization in this new Netflix thriller.

Special: It's Movie Time March 19, '21 The Mauritanian

Mar 18, 2021

Listen as John and Linda witness Gitmo and Jodie Foster's Golden Globe award in The Mauritanian.


Mar 14, 2021

In the spirit of female revenge porn, Sentinelle fulfills some but not all of the genre's expectations.

Paper Lives

Mar 13, 2021

Street life in Istanbul is more Dickens and less Slumdog. The search for mom goes on.

John and Mindy explore a fascinating and fraught romance in 19th-Century New York State.

The Mauritanian

Mar 8, 2021

Eye-opening docudrama about post-911 witch  hunt by US. In Prime and theaters.


Mar 7, 2021

A stunning tale of exile and redemption set against astonishing landscapes. In theaters.

John and Sommer Marie comment on Golden Globe 2021 winners.

An informative origin story about Notorious, a rapper, hip-hop legend cut off too early. Netflix

The Father

Feb 28, 2021

It's the acting that makes this drama a constant nominee for awards.

The World to Come

Feb 28, 2021

Splendidly wrought and fraught, this rough-country romance is worth every second of love and loss.

It's Movie Time Feb 26, '21 Nomadland

Feb 25, 2021

John and Mary praise this Oscar-worthy road pic with the Oscar-worthy Frances McDormand (in theaters).

Film reviewed: Nomadland

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

A docudrama filled with history from the tumultuous '60's.

The best thriller of the year, and it's funny. On Netflix.

Malcolm & Marie

Feb 20, 2021

An  intensely-acted romantic drama on Netflix. And it's a two-hander.

John and Kevin admire this Korean Oscar bait. It's low-key good about family.

An exciting companion to Maneri and an echo of Parasite's greatness. Prime


Feb 12, 2021

A Korean family moves to Arkansas to farm:  a lovely indie on almost everyone's Oscar list. In theaters Friday.

It's light fare, silly overall, but a relief from our gloomy winter, pandemic, and post-Trump days.

It's Movie Time Feb 12, '21 The Little Things

Feb 11, 2021

John/Wayne assess the new thriller starring 3 Oscar winners.

It's Movie Time Feb 5, '21 The Dig

Feb 4, 2021

John and Linda review Netflix's The Dig.

Penguin Bloom

Feb 3, 2021

An enjoyable drama about a family mending from catastrophe.  On Netflix.

The Little Things

Jan 31, 2021

It's a little thriller with big stars. Flawed but fun to watch if you don't ask too much.