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John DeSando and Jim Coe experiment with theatre criticism by reviewing Columbus Civic Theatre's recent production of A Doll's House Part Two. Contact: JohnDeSando62@gmail.com

Play Reviewed: A Doll's House Part Two at Columbus Civic Theatre.

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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.

After the Oscars, the boys look at the most influential movie ever made.

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.

John and Johnny are nice and not so nice about this year's Oscars.

Downhill

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 and Johnny remember some bad best-picture Oscar choices.

Film discussion: Bad Oscar choices in history.

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.

Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org. Stay connected on Facebook.

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

John and Johnny host opening of 2020 Cinema Classics Series at Gateway Film Center with Roman Holiday. Special video guest, Franco DiLoretto!

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.

John and Johnny talk about interesting films for 2020.

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.

John and Johnny discuss some obviously-winning Oscar nominations and some not so much.

For Sama

Jan 20, 2020

An Oscar nominee, "For Sama" is a documentary not to be easily forgotten. Get to know Syria in ways that are painful and important.

The Chambermaid

Jan 18, 2020

A peek into the complex life of a very alive chambermaid.

It's Movie Time Jan 17, '20--1917

Jan 16, 2020

John and Hope discuss why 1917 is a suitable nominee for Oscar.

John and Johnny discuss the entertainment powerhouse Netflix.

1917

Jan 11, 2020

A classic WWI tale with memorable cinematography. It won the Golden Globe for best motion picture--Drama.

This Week: It's Movie Time Jan 10, '20 Just Mercy

Jan 9, 2020

John and Linda review one of the best movies so far this year.

Tremors

Jan 8, 2020

Painful and authentic, a world-class depiction of suppression and injustice to a newly- gay man in a heterosexual marriage.

John and Johnny cite some of the best films of the last decade.

Just Mercy

Jan 7, 2020

Mercy is the motif. Here's a contemporary take on the need for it to show the way. It's not an easy way.

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Jan 6, 2020

Surprisingly lyrical and social but still nectar for martial arts enthusiasts.

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