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.

Actresses Ellen Page (L) and Julianne Moore attend the 'Freeheld' New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Freeheld’

(2½ stars out of 4)Well-meaning is not the same as well-made as demonstrated by the civil rights drama.



Movie Review: ‘Pan’

Pan is both the title of this movie and an apt description of this review.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17:  (L-R) Michael Shannon and Director Ramin Bahrani attend "99 Homes" New York Screening  at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on September 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ’99 Homes’

The global economic crisis – specifically, the housing collapse in Florida in 2010, two years after the financial crisis – is the springboard for this painfully resonant drama that shows homes being turned, sadly, back into houses.


Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian" (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ On Top Of The World

The science fiction adventure starring Matt Damon earned an estimated $55-million on its debut weekend.


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Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

‘The Martian’ is, literally and figuratively, out of this world.


SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19:  Director Denis Villeneuve (L), actress Emily Blunt (C) and actor Benicio del Toro (R) attend "Sicario" photocall during 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 19, 2015 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Sicario’

[caption id="attachment_494539" align="alignnone" width="92"](2½ stars out of 4) (2½ stars out of 4)[/caption] Sicario is a violent action thriller that’s nearly as inscrutable as its title.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Director Robert Zemeckis and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and 'The Walk' World Premiere during 53rd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Walk’

[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"](3 stars out of 4) (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] With a minimum of talk, The Walk walks the walk.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Checks In At #1

The animated comedy sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, scared up more than enough business over the weekend – an estimated $48-million — to take the box office crown.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Actor Jason Sudeikis (L) and actress Alison Brie attend the premiere of IFC Films' 'Sleeping With Other People' at ArcLight Cinemas on September 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Sleeping With Other People

‘Sleeping With Other People often plays like a 21st-century update of the popular and influential romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21:  (L-R) Actress Anne Hathaway, director, writer, producer Nancy Meyers and actoro Robert De Niro attend "The Intern" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on September 21, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: The Intern

‘ The intern stars Robert De Niro as retired, lonely, bored 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker who winds up the intern for Anne Hathaway’s character, Jules Ostin.


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Movie Review: ‘Pawn Sacrifice’

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ stars Tobey Maguire as the iconic chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, the kid from Brooklyn who would go on to become a tortured checkmating genius.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Runs To The Top

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ earned an estimated $30-million and a first place finish on its debut weekend.


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Movie Review: ‘Everest’

Equal parts spectacle and survival drama, ‘Everest’ is a true-story disaster thriller that operates under a cloud of doom.


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Movie Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’

(2½ stars out of 4) From the Maze into the Scorch, otherwise known as from the frying pan into the fire. That’s the situation the teenage characters find themselves in in the second installment, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.’


(L-R) Actors Julianne Nicholson, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, producer Scott Cooper and producer John Lesher attend The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Hosts An Official Academy Screning of 'Black Mass'  at SVA Theater on September 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Black Mass’

Having played real-life gangster John Dillinger in Public Enemies in 2009, Depp relocates to Boston to try on his reel-life criminal’s hat once again in Black Mass.