Experience beautiful culture: The Farewell

Aug 5, 2019

Saying goodbye is never easy, but it makes an interesting film.

Dear Comrade

Aug 1, 2019

Overly long Indian romance that's more bollywood than true romance.

It's Movie Time August 2, '19 Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood

Aug 1, 2019

John and Hope praise Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood.

The Great Hack

Jul 30, 2019

All you need to know about Cambridge Analytica's  psychographic manipulation and be entertained at the same time.

John and Johnny discuss prominent actors Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood

Jul 29, 2019

A must-see romance by arguably the most celebrated writer/director of our time.

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Jul 27, 2019

This doc is as soulful and memorable as Cohen's art itself.

John and Kevin roar their approval of this classic remake.

Film discussed: The Lion King

by host John DeSando and guest, Kevin Carr

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Cinema Classics July 25, '19 James Bond

Jul 23, 2019

New Bond coming--25--Time to look at it now and then.

The Lion King

Jul 23, 2019

Obsessively remaking the original Lion King, this iteration has a photorealism and a couple of clowns to make it worth experiencing anew.

The Art of Self Defense

Jul 21, 2019

Diappointing that it doesn't have the Jarmusch magic.

It's Movie Time July 19, '19 Wild Rose w Mary Yerina

Jul 18, 2019

John and Mary love this music-drama.

Johnny pretty much bashes summer movies so far.

The Fall of the American Empire

Jul 15, 2019

A summer heist  both funny and thrilling.

See it before it goes away: Wild Rose

Jul 15, 2019

It's an indie you shouldn't miss even if you haven't heard about it.


Jul 12, 2019

Formulaic thriller perfect for July-August low expectations.

It's Movie Time July 12, '19 Spider-Man w Wayne Miller

Jul 11, 2019

John/Wayne review the super-hero film but swing around with differences.

Cinema Classics July 11, '19 Adam Sandler

Jul 10, 2019

Sandler's presence on Netflix demands the boys assess Adam Sandler's career.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Jul 9, 2019

If you like adolescent romantic adventures, this super-hero romp should please you.

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Grade: C+

Director: John Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Cop Car

Screenplay: Chris McKenna (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Erik Sommers (Jumanji: Welcome . . .)

Cast: Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 h 9 min

By: John DeSando

“I think Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) just hijacked our summer vacation.” Peter Parker (Tom Holland)

It's Movie Time July 5, '19 Yesterday w Kevin Carr

Jul 5, 2019

John and Kevin have an affection for this movie and the Beatles.

Johnny interviews Todd Miller, the director of the documentary Apollo 11, to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

with co-hosts John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto

Award-winning Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

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Jul 1, 2019

The Beatles fogotten then remembered. It will bring you to tears.

It's Movie Time June 28, '19 Midsommar

Jun 27, 2019

Odd but intriguing horror movie about which John and Wayne disagree.

Cinema Classics 6.27.19 The Shining

Jun 27, 2019

Inspired by Gateway's showing a restored version of The Shining, John and Johnny try  to do  right by this certified classic.


Jun 25, 2019

A strange and alluring action/horror bon bon, just right for mid-summer.

The Dead Don't Die

Jun 23, 2019

Ghoulish and funny, this satire is also a pleasant introduction to zombie lore.

It's Movie Time June 21, '19 Toy Story 4 w Hope Madden

Jun 21, 2019

Hope tells John why she's a  Toy Story enthusiast.

Toy Story 4

Jun 20, 2019

One franchise this grumpy critic hopes will never end.

Listen to John and Johnny talk upcoming Summer Part II--July/August