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Bill Wine

wine bill Bill WineBill Wine has been KYW Newsradio’s movie critic since 2001.

You can also hear Bill’s “Weekend Box Office” reports Mondays on KYW Newsradio; his “Movie Grapevine” reports on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 12:47pm; and his live recap of new releases on Friday afternoons at 5:17pm.

Wine is a tenured professor in the department of communication at La Salle University, where he teaches film and writing courses. In addition to his work in the media and academia, he is also a produced and published playwright.

Bill previously served as movie critic for the Fox Network’s Philadelphia TV station from 1990 to 2002, first for its evening news and then for its morning program, receiving three Emmy awards and eight Emmy nominations for his writing.

Wine has also served as a film, theatre, television and book critic for such publications as the Village Voice, the Camden Courier-Post, the Philadelphia Daily News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has contributed articles, essays, and reviews to numerous magazines and film books.

A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Bill attended Drexel University and did his graduate work at Temple University.

He now lives in Wyncote with his wife and two daughters.

You can catch Bill Wine’s movie reviews on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays on KYW Newsradio 1060. And don’t miss Bill Wine’s podcasts, “Yada Yada Movies!,” at KYW News On Demand.

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Movie Review: “Under The Skin”

Scarlett Johansson’s last movie was Her and all we got was her voice. We never saw her. Her latest might have been called She. Or, possibly: It. And we always see her.

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Movie Review: ‘Heaven Is For Real’

If it doesn’t quite feel heaven-sent, it at least boasts elements that approach heavenly.

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(Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Captain America Reigns Supreme

The box office leader remained the same on this movie weekend.

04/14/2014

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Movie Review: ‘Joe’

This grim, character-driven drama goes completely bonkers and hyper-gothic in the late going.

04/12/2014

(Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner star in "Draft Day.")

Movie Review: ‘Draft Day’

The narrative is carefully structured to include an appropriate payoff, but along the way is feels strangely and surprisingly farfetched.

04/10/2014

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Movie Review: ‘Rio 2′

‘Rio 2′ is not the triumph its predecessor was. But if the sequel is not quite the equal of the original, it’s in the ball park.

04/10/2014

(Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Captain America Takes The Helm

It was Captain America versus Noah at multiplexes over the weekend and it was no contest: the former sped off with the box office crown.

04/07/2014

(Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda star in "Rob the Mob.")

Movie Review: ‘Rob the Mob’

It plays like conjured movie-movie behavior that couldn’t possibly happen in real life. Even though it did.

04/03/2014

(Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.")

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Think of him as an analog operative in a digital universe, an old-fashioned superhero in a new-fashioned world, a square peg in a roundup of the usual suspects.

04/03/2014

(Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star in "Le Week-End.")

Movie Review: ‘Le Week-End’

Ah, marriage!

04/01/2014

(Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in "Noah.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Noah Floats To The Top

A Biblical drama led the way at multiplexes over the weekend.

03/31/2014

(Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in "Noah.")

Movie Review: ‘Noah’

It’s a lead performance to crow about.

03/29/2014

(Joe Manganiello and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the stars of "Sabotage.")

Movie Review: ‘Sabotage’

It’s not an act of sabotage, but it is an act of extravagant and aggressive borrowing — to no avail.

03/27/2014

(jake Gyllenhaal plays a dual role in "Enemy.")

Movie Review: ‘Enemy’

This head-scratching psychological erotic thriller revolves around the age-old narrative device of someone meeting his double.

03/27/2014

(Theo James and Shailene Woodley star in "Divergent.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Divergent Crushes The Competition

Looks like we’ve found the Young Adult successor to the Twilight and Hunger Games franchises.

03/24/2014

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