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.

Weekend Box Report: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Grabs Top Spot

The action comedy with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson finished first by earning an estimated $22 million on its weekend debut.

KYW Newsradio 1060–15 hours ago

Movie Review: Logan Lucky

It seems like only yesterday (actually, it was 2013) that Steven Soderbergh, the eclectic, Oscar-winning director of, among other films, Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight, Magic Mike, and Ocean’s Eleven through Thirteen, announced his retirement from directing movies.

08/17/2017

Box Office Report: ‘Annabelle’ Creeps Its Way To The Top

The debuting horror thriller, Annabelle: Creation, came up big on an otherwise slow box office weekend.

08/14/2017

Movie Review: The Glass Castle

A sophisticated, successful New York City journalist glances out the window of her taxi one evening and notices a homeless couple scrounging for food scraps in the garbage and trash cans on the street.

08/10/2017

Movie Review: The Dark Tower

Stephen is already the King of horror, but his latest project offers horror as one component on a combo plate.

08/03/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dunkirk’ Declares Victory Again

Dunkirk made it two in a row over the weekend, one that featured modest returns at multiplexes.

07/31/2017

Movie Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’

Charlize Theron further establishes her bam-bam-pow-pow credentials in Atomic Blonde.

07/28/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dunkirk’ Debuts First Overall

Two new releases led the way over the holdovers at multiplexes over the weekend.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/24/2017

Movie Review: Dunkirk

On the surface, Dunkirk doesn’t seem like a Christopher Nolan movie.

07/20/2017

Movie Review: ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’

Here’s to yet another explosion of escapism about ape-ism.

07/14/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Swings Into 1st Place Finish

The superhero fantasy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, debuted by earning an estimated $117-million for a runaway first-place finish.

07/10/2017

Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

The sixth Spider-Man movie with the third actor in the title role starts spinning its web.

07/07/2017

Movie Review: ‘The House’

No reason in the world that The House shouldn’t bring down the house.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/01/2017

Movie Review: The Beguiled

The reboot is a Southern gothic thriller, set in Virginia in 1864, while the Civil War is three years old and still raging.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/30/2017

Movie Review: Baby Driver

This kid is totally focused when he’s behind the wheel and, while always sporting earbuds, can maneuver a vehicle like nobody’s business.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Finishes First

The fifth installment in the Transformers franchise, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, earned an estimated $45-million on its weekend debut for a convincing first-place finish.

06/25/2017

Movie Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

With all due respect for viewers for whom each new Transformers movie is a gift: lucky you.

06/24/2017

Movie Review: The Hero

The Hero is an engaging dramedy about a guy a lot like Sam Elliott who is named Lee Hayden and is played by Sam Elliott.

06/23/2017

Movie Review: ’47 Meters Down’

Try swimming in the ocean after sitting through this.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Movie Review: Cars 3

It is, in a way, the ultimate CAR-toon. And it’s back for a third lap.

06/17/2017

Movie Review: Rough Night

Recalling The Hangover, Bridesmaids, Very Bad Things, and Weekend at Bernie’s – or, instead, tossing them in a blender — should give you a rough idea of the tone of Rough Night.

06/16/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Book of Henry’

The ‘Book of Henry’ is an offbeat family drama that includes several severe shifts in tone.

06/15/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman remains a wonder at multiplexes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/12/2017

Movie Review: ‘My Cousin Rachel’

It can’t just be the coincidence of names that suggested her for the role, but My Cousin Rachel features Rachel playing Rachel.

06/08/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Mummy’

Tom Cruise takes over the franchise lead in hopes of delivering a Mummy dearest.

06/08/2017

Movie Review: ‘Megan Leavey’

‘Megan Leavey’ is a military biodrama, a fictionalized account of a true story about an emotionally isolated Marine corporal, played by Kate Mara.

06/08/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Wonder Woman’ Lassos Top Spot

It was Wonder Woman that performed wonderfully at the box office.

06/05/2017

Movie Review: ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’

What nine-year-old boy could possibly resist any movie with the word “underpants” in the title?

06/02/2017

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

It’s no wonder women have been wondering about Wonder Woman for years.

06/02/2017

Movie Review: ‘Churchill’

‘Churchill,’ a World War II drama subtitled The Untold Story of D-Day, chronicles the 96 hours leading up to D-day in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

06/01/2017

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