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.

(Anna Kendrick stars as Cinderella in "Into The Woods.")

Movie Review: ‘Into The Woods’

It’s a pity that Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics, as always prodigiously clever, don’t manage to affect or amuse us even as they showcase his genius.

12/24/2014

(Benedict Cumberbatch stars as legendary cryptographer Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game.")

Movie Review: ‘The Imitation Game’

It’s five movies in one, and all of them are engrossing and impressive.

12/24/2014

Mark Wahlberg stars as  Jim Bennett in 'The Gambler.' (credit: Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘The Gambler’

Mark Wahlberg stars in ‘The Gambler,’ a remake that you don’t have to compare with the same-titled 1974 version, which starred James Caan.

12/24/2014

("The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies")

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Captures Top Spot

The third and final installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, easily led the way, earning an estimated $56-million on its debut weekend.

12/22/2014

(Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis star in "Annie.")

Movie Review: ‘Annie’

Yes, the sun’ll come out tomorrow. But will you? Not for this easy-to-knock Annie, you won’t.

12/18/2014

(Ben Stiller, center, stars in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.")

Movie Review: ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’

This is a fuzzy fantasy-comedy in which the figures come to life, but the movie doesn’t.

12/18/2014

("The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies")

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

Like its predecessors, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies leaves you wanting less.

12/17/2014

(Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson star in "Top Five.")

Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

Chris Rock wrote, directed, and stars in this fitfully funny and focused-on-fame film as a recovering-alcoholic comedian trying to reinvent himself as a movie star.

12/11/2014

(Christian Bale plays Moses in "Exodus: Gods and Kings.")

Movie Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Director Ridley Scott has always been a visual stylist, and he outdoes himself in that regard with the astonishing computer-generated visual effects of this arresting, immensely-scaled spectacle.

12/11/2014

(Reese Witherspoon stars in "Wild.")

Movie Review: ‘Wild’

Just as Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” character hikes over a thousand miles, this previous Oscar winner walks her way right into this year’s Oscar race.

12/11/2014

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Weekend Box Office Report: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Remains #1

The science fiction sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, made it three weeks in a row in first place, earning an estimated $22-million on its third weekend of release.

12/08/2014

(credit: Cinetic Media/eOne Films International/IFC)

Movie Review: ‘The Babadook’

‘The Babadook’ is an intense and disturbing supernatural home-invasion drama that comes by way of Australia, and it’s one of those things that go bump in the night.

12/04/2014

(2013 file photo.  Credit:  Christopher Polk/ Getty Images)

Movie Special: Campaign Kickoff for the Oscars

The Academy Award races are coming into focus. Here are the likely nominees in the major categories.

12/03/2014

Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jennifer Aniston star in the comedy sequel, 'Horrible Bosses 2.' (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ is so desperately unfunny that even the outtakes displayed during the closing credits fall flat.

12/03/2014

(credit: Lionsgate)

Weekend Box Office Report: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Holds Top Spot

The dystopian fantasy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, remained the box office leader for a second weekend in a row.

12/01/2014

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