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.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Director Mike Mills, actors Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig and Lucas Jade Zumann attend The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hosts an Official Academy Screening of 20TH CENTURY WOMEN at MOMA - Celeste Bartos Theater on December 4, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Movie Review: 20th Century Women

So we’ll raise 2-1/2 stars out of 4…

01/19/2017

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Movie Review: The Founder

So we’ll order 3 stars out of 4.

01/19/2017

(L-R) M. Night Shyamalan, Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy attend 'Multiple' ('Split') photocall on January 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Split’

‘Split’ is a twisted, breathlessly absorbing psychological horror thriller with elements of the supernatural, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

01/19/2017

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10:  Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer attend the "Hidden Figures" New York Special Screening on December 10, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Hidden Figures’ Races To The Top

The space race drama, ‘Hidden Figures,’ had the top spot all to itself this weekend, earning an estimated $21-million.

01/16/2017

(L-R) Director Jim Jarmusch, actor Adam Driver and poet Ron Padgett attend the New York screening of "Paterson" at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on December 15, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Paterson’

‘Paterson’ is a week-in-the-life drama, one day at a time, about a city bus driver who writes poetry as an avocation.

01/14/2017

(L to R) Robert Glenister, Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Chris Messina and Jennifer Todd attend the European Premiere of 'Live By Night' at BFI Southbank on January 11, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

Movie Review: ‘Live By Night’

Live by Night is an organized crime drama set in the Prohibition era.

01/14/2017

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 14:  Director Peter Berg, left and Producer and Actor Mark Wahlberg speaks to the audience before the Special Boston screening of Patriots Day at Wang Theatre on December 14, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Lionsgate)

Movie Review: ‘Patriot’s Day’

The first commandment in making a movie about a recent real-life tragedy like the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is to demonstrate respect for the victims and heroes being depicted.

01/12/2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13:  Atmosphere at the launch event and reception for Lucasfilm's highly anticipated, first-ever, standalone Star Wars adventure "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" at the Tate Modern on December 13, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Disney)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Scores Fourth Straight Win

The spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, finished in first place for a fourth straight weekend, earning an estimated $22-million and pushing its cumulative take over the $475-million mark.

01/09/2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Belen Atienza, Lewis MacDougall, J.A. Bayona, Sigourney Weaver and Clare Stewart attend 'A Monster Calls' May Fair Hotel Gala screening during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Movie Review: ‘A Monster Calls’

A Monster Calls is a horror fantasy set in England about coming of age and overcoming loss.

01/05/2017

Actors Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield at the American Cinematheque conversation with Director Martin Scorsese and Producer Irwin Winkler at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. (credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)(credit:

Movie Review: ‘Silence’

It’s about religion, but ‘Silence’ pulsates with violence.

01/05/2017

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Bill Wine’s Winter Movie Preview

The upcoming Oscar campaign will dominate movie news In January and February, and the most prominent Academy Awards contenders will continue to beckon from multiplex marquees.

01/02/2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13:  Atmosphere at the launch event and reception for Lucasfilm's highly anticipated, first-ever, standalone Star Wars adventure "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" at the Tate Modern on December 13, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Disney)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Rogue One’ In First Place 3 Weeks In A Row

The musical animated comedy, Sing, remained the runner-up as well.

01/02/2017

SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Producer Gary Gilbert, actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, director Damien Chazelle, producer Jordan Horowitz, costume designer Mary Zophres and composer Justin Hurwitz, winners of Best Picture for 'La La Land', pose in the press room during The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Top Ten Movies Of 2016

It’s the end of the year, which means it’s time to glance back and acknowledge 2016’s best movie-going experiences.

12/31/2016

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10:  Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer attend the "Hidden Figures" New York Special Screening on December 10, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’

Space, race, and the space race.

12/29/2016

WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17:  Actor Bryan Cranston attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Why Him?" at Regency Bruin Theater on December 17, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Why Him?’

It’s every overprotective dad’s knee-jerk question, sometimes spoken, more often merely thought.

12/26/2016

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