Bill 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.
My Old Lady sure sounds like a comedy. But not exactly.
It’s an ensemble comedy-drama that has its share of awkward moments, but, like the wildly dysfunctional family it portrays, it’s still a fun visit.
The suspense thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson opened by earning an estimated $25-million and finished first at the box office.
Lest No Good Deed go unpunished, let’s cut to the chase: No Good Deed is one bad movie.
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are impeccable -– understated, convincing, and empathetic –- both individually and as a screen team, delivering privileged moments galore.
This followup is sweet, sensitive, wholesome, and uplifting in the same way as the original. It is also, like the original, based on true events.
On a slow-as-molasses weekend at multiplexes with little in the way of new releases, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ remained in first place by default.
Here’s a peek at the mainstream movie lineup coming our way over the next two months.
Although you certainly don’t need to see it on an Imax screen to enjoy or appreciate this celebrated movie, that’s exactly where you’ll find it as of this week.
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” The supposed inscription on the entrance to Hell, compliments of Dante, is what confronts the treasure hunters in the horror thriller, ‘As Above, So Below.’
Can one or two misguided scenes ruin an otherwise watchable movie?
Set in the late ’70s, Life of Crime is a crime comedy based on The Switch (1978), by the late crime novelist Elmore Leonard.
Eating and talking. That’s about the gist of ‘The Trip to Italy,’ the followup to 2011’s ‘The Trip.’
The comic book-generated holdover, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ earned an estimated $18-million for a second first-place finish.
In some movies, style trumps substance. In this sequel, it downright suffocates it.