It's Movie Time Jan 5, '18 Darkest Hour

Jan 5, 2018

John and Crystal marvel at Gary Oldman's performance in Darkest Hour.

The boys battle it out about  the recent Star Wars installment and the franchise in general.

I, Tonya

Jan 3, 2018

Tonya Harding is rough, driven, wounded, and watchable.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Jan 3, 2018

It's Manhattan and the family is Jewish.You know the drill.

Killing for Love

Dec 30, 2017

Confusing and fascinating, lurid and sad.

Dec. 29, '17 Molly's Game with Hope Madden

Dec 29, 2017

John and Hope admire this modern, albeit flawed, heroine.

Film reviewed: Molly's Game

by host John DeSando and guest, Hope Madden

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All the Money in the World

Dec 28, 2017

It's a true-life tale about money and family, and it's not pretty. However,  it is terribly interesting.

Molly's Game

Dec 28, 2017

A different kind of Wonder Woman and almost as daring.

John and Johnny reveal their favorite films of 2017.

Darkest Hour

Dec 23, 2017

An exemplary docudrama about the pre-eminence of words in war.

It's Movie Time Dec 22, '17 Downsizing

Dec 21, 2017

John and Kevin look at the many parts of Alexander Payne's Downsizing.


Dec 20, 2017

A Grapes-of-Wrath echo with a modern sensibility.

Inspired by Downsizing, the boys explore the work of director Alexander Payne.


Dec 19, 2017

It has lessons aplenty for those who consider easy ways out of modern excesses.

It's Movie Time Dec 15, '17 The Shape of Water

Dec 15, 2017

John and Mary are underwater loving this lyrical, fantastic, loving take on '60's semi-horror films. It's really a romance.

The Shape of Water

Dec 14, 2017

A beautiful fantasy, one of the best films of the year.

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John and Johnny enjoy talking about the director of Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.

Wonder Wheel

Dec 12, 2017

Woody does well with the Wheel.

It's Movie Time Dec 7, '17 The Disaster Artist

Dec 5, 2017

John and Hope are fascinated by the cult classic, The Room, and James Franco's docudrama about its making, The Disaster Artist, showing in theaters on Dec 8.

The Disaster Artist

Dec 5, 2017

See The Room first, then Franco's inspired docudrama about its making.

It's Movie Time Dec 8, '17 The Square

Dec 5, 2017

John and Linda consider the 2017 Cannes  Palme  d'Or winner, The Square.

Cinema Classics Dec 7, '17 Greta Gerwig

Dec 5, 2017

Inspired by her Lady Bird, John and Johnny survey the work of indie favorite Greta Gerwig.

The Square

Dec 4, 2017

Although it won Cannes' big award, it's a satirical mosaic sometimes spot on, sometimes obscure.

Inspired by Murder on the Orient Express, John and Johnny survey their favorite murder mysteries.

A Bad Moms Christmas

Nov 27, 2017

Look for your Christmas chuckles elsewhere.

Justice League

Nov 24, 2017

Diana Prince is a part of the League, but League of Justice  is no Wonder Woman.


Nov 24, 2017

Required viewing for Catholics; for all others, an intro to Catholic FAITH.

It's Movie Time Nov 24, '17 Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Nov 24, 2017

John and Kevin call three billboards one of they year's best films.

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Nov 22, 2017

May be the best movie of the year.

John and Johnny are inspired by the new Hitchcock doc, 78/52.