Apr 1, 2019

Tim Burton applies his magic to this re-imagined classic, but not enough.

It's Movie Time: March 29, '19 Us w Hope Madden

Mar 27, 2019

John and Hope find brilliance in Jordan Peele's new horror flick, Us.

John and Johnny find hope in great movies premiered in the first half of the year.

Dragged Across Concrete

Mar 26, 2019

A unique heist film, one of the best ever.

Gloria Bell

Mar 23, 2019

The best character study currently in theaters.

Yes, it's Us.

Mar 22, 2019

At this time of year, I'm astonished at such a good film, Us. But then, Silence of the Lambs came out at this time as well.

Birds of Passage

Mar 21, 2019

Beautiful and tragic drug story set amongst indigenous Colombians.

It's Movie Time: March 22, '19 Captive State and Climax

Mar 21, 2019

John and Kevin are amused by the sci-fi thriller, Captive State, and the hot mess, Climax.

From hoofer to "The King of Hollywood Musicals": Stanley Donen

Captive State

Mar 19, 2019

Diverting thriller in a weak-movie time of year.

It's Movie Time: March 15, '19 Apollo 11

Mar 13, 2019

John/Wayne have been high in past reviews but never to the the moon.

John and Johnny explore the challenges surrounding Green Book's Oscar win.

Apollo 11

Mar 9, 2019

You'll never see a better version of the real thing.

Apollo 11

It's Movie Time: March 8, '19 Captain Marvel

Mar 8, 2019

John and Linda talk about the newest Marvel Cinema Universe hero, Captain Marvel, played by Oscar winner Brie Larson.

Captain Marvel

Mar 6, 2019

Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson are the real heroes of this middlin' superhero origin story.

John and Johnny review the work of one of Hollywood's most successful stars, Nicole Kidman.

Never Look Away

Mar 5, 2019

It deserves its Oscar nomination. Great biopic.

Everybody Knows

Mar 2, 2019

Thriller, family drama, Cruz and Bardem--what's not to like?

It's Movie Time March 1, '19 Greta

Mar 1, 2019

John and Hope are not thrilled with this thriller.


Mar 1, 2019

Cast is great; movie not so much.

John and Johnny evaluate the work of Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron.

Film discussion: Alfonso Cuaron

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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Feb 26, 2019

It's cold and scary but about as good a survival film as you will ever see.

It's Movie Time Feb 22, '19 Capernaum

Feb 21, 2019

John and Mary are all praises for this masterpiece.

Film Reviewed: Capernaum

by host John DeSando and guest Mary Yerina.

It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including the LA Press Club first place honors for Entertainment Journalism.

John DeSando also co-hosts Cinema Classics for WCBE 90.5 FM, Columbus, Ohio.

Mary Yerina is a philanthropic consultant.

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John Daugherty of Film Columbus discusses with Johnny the nuances of local filmmaking, especially tax breaks.


Feb 18, 2019

An unforgettable foreign language Oscar nominee.

It's Movie Time Feb 15, '19 Live Action Shorts Oscars 2019

Feb 15, 2019

John and Kevin praise the Live Action Shorts for Oscar 2019

Cold Pursuit

Feb 14, 2019

A fun time in the cold if you can believe it. Laugh a little; cry a little.

Comic love at the Gateway Film Center. Hear our 1 hr show with a live audience!

Cinema Classics Feb 14, '19, RomComs

Feb 13, 2019

The boys offer some examples of romantic comedies in honor of Valentine's Day

Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts 2019

Feb 13, 2019

Intense nominees for Oscar live-action short films.