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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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Flies To The Top

The animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, finished in first place on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $39-million.

05/22/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the sequel to 2014’s ‘Neighbors,’ starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.

05/21/2016

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Movie Review: ‘The Nice Guys’

‘The Nice Guys’ is a hard-edged, noirish, thoroughly cynical romp-and-stomp thriller with a sense of humor that we wish it would display much more extensively.

05/20/2016

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 10: Singer Timur Rodriguez, actor Omar Sy, producer John Cohen, actors Josh Gad, Maccio Capatonda and TV presenter Raya Abirached attend 'The Angry Birds Movie' Photocall during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at JW Marriott on May 10, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’

By Bill Wine KYW Newsradio 1060 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It began as a video game and became a smartphone app and now it’s a movie. If that doesn’t sound like a red flag being flown, […]

05/19/2016

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12:  (L-R) Actors Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans attend the premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: Not Much Of A Battle For Captain America

The fantasy sequel earned an estimated $73-million for a second straight first-place finish at the box office.

05/15/2016

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Movie Review: ‘High-Rise’

‘High-Rise,’ adapted from the 1975 satirical novel about urban living by J.G. Ballard, is set in a luxury condominium on the outskirts of London in the mid-1970s.

05/13/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Money Monster’

Money Monster hereby joins such films as The Big Short, Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Arbitrage in the subgenre of modern movies trying to explain the inscrutable financial arena through entertainment aimed at a mass audience.

05/12/2016

Actress Tilda Swinton and filmmaker Luca Guadagnino attend the Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Filmmaker: Tilda Swinton And Luca Guadagnino, 'A Bigger Splash' at Apple Store Soho on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘A Bigger Splash’

‘A Bigger Splash’ is a loose English-language remake of the 1969 French film, The Swimming Pool, with sun and skin on foreground display and undeniably gorgeous scenery at every turn in the background.

05/12/2016

attends The World Premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Captain America: Civil War Fights To Top Of Box Office

Overall, industry-wide totals far surpassed those of last weekend or last year, mostly because of the strong start to the big summer season provided by Captain America: Civil War.

05/08/2016

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Movie Review: ‘The Meddler’

Susan Sarandon is an acting treasure is her latest film, ‘The Meddler.’

05/05/2016

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12:  (L-R) Actors Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans attend the premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’

And now they fight each other. That’s about the size of the narrative in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ as the movie-screen superheroes who have emerged from Marvel Comics choose up sides and have at it.

05/05/2016

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Bill Wine’s Summer Movie Preview

The 2016 summer movie season is upon us.

05/03/2016

attends The World Premiere of Disney's "THE JUNGLE BOOK" at the El Capitan Theatre on April 4, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

The Jungle Book Keeps Crown At Box Office

Second place went to the holdover sequel, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, with over $9-million. The weekend’s three new mainstream releases also finished in the top ten. The Key and Peele comedy, Keanu, with the popular television comedy team of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele making the jump to the movie screen, debuted in third place with $9-million.

05/01/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Mother’s Day’

In ‘Mother’s Day,’ three generations come together, mothers everywhere are celebrated, and we’re left wishing that the movie was as creative as it is mawkish.

04/30/2016

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Movie Review: ‘Green Room’

Bravely, daring to sport a premise that is off-putting from the get-go, ‘Green Room’ pits punk rockers against neo-Nazis.

04/29/2016

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