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.
It sprawling western remake comes from director Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.
Storks achieves liftoff, but then struggles with its own delivery.
Cheer or boo his politics, but give Oliver Stone his cinematic props.
Even for its bated-breath target audience, it’s a lot less than meets the eye.
‘Max Rose’ turns out to be an interesting but problematic movie.
With Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver gone, what Bridget does this time out is become pregnant without being sure who the father-to-be is.
The Tom Hanks-starring real-life drama about the Miracle on the Hudson, directed by Clint Eastwood, finished first at the box office by earning an estimated $36-million on its weekend debut.
The ridiculously arbitrary narrative gets more preposterous as it goes along.
‘Sully’ is an unapologetically optimistic biodrama based on the uplifting story, dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson.”
The Hollar family doesn’t do all that much hollering. But they find a way to put the funk in dysfunctional anyway.
It’s still breathing. Don’t Breathe, that is.
‘Complete Unknown’ has more than enough “unknown” to intrigue from a distance. But would that it were more “complete.”
‘The Light Between Oceans’ is a good cry and an even better movie.
‘Morgan’ is a generic smorgasbord – a buffet of science fiction, horror, mystery, and thriller elements.
Overall, industry-wide totals were lower than those of last weekend but greater than those of a year ago.