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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.

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Movie Review: ‘Secret In Their Eyes’

In ‘Secret in Their Eyes,’ Julia Roberts plays a grief-stricken FBI investigator based in Los Angeles whose heart is broken and world is shattered when her teenage daughter is raped and murdered.


Samsung celebrates the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 on November 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)

Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ is the fourth and final movie installment in the science fiction franchise based on the futuristic dystopian fantasies of Young Adult novelist Suzanne Collins.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Spectre’ Stays On Top

‘Spectre,’ the new James Bond thriller, made it two triumphant weekends in a row, earning an estimated $35-million on its second weekend of release.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  (L-R) Jake Lacy, June Squibb, Director Jessie Nelson, John Goodman, Blake Baumgartner, Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Alex Borstein, Diane Keaton, Dan Amboyer and Bolt attend the "Love The Coopers" Holiday Luncheon Benefiting The LA Regional Food Bank at The Grove on November 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for CBS Films)

Movie Review: Love The Coopers

The ensemble cast includes Diane Keaton (who also served as one of the executive producers), John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Amanda Seyfried, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Tomei, June Squibb, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie, and Steve Martin’s voice as the narrator.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 09:  (L-R) Actors Cote de Pablo, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Lou Diamond Phillips, director Patricia Riggen and actors Juan Pablo Raba and Antonio Banderas attend the Centerpiece Gala Premiere of Alcon Entertainment's "The 33" during AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For AFI)

Movie Review: ‘The 33’

The 33 is a suspense biodrama about the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a gold-and-copper mine shaft in Chile and the subsequent rescue attempt.


US director Thomas McCarthy (C), US actor Mark Ruffalo (R) and US actor Stanley Tucci pose during the photocall of the movie 'Spotlight' presented out of competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2015 at Venice Lido. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Spotlight’

Anyone already sad about what seems to be the imminent death of investigative print journalism will be further saddened in that regard by ‘Spotlight.’


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Spectre’ Shoots To Top

Spectre, the 24th superspy adventure in the James Bond series of thrillers, with Daniel Craig in the lead role for a fourth time, earned an estimated $73-million on its weekend debut for a strong first-place finish.


WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 01:  Singer Meghan Trainor and the cast of "The Peanuts Movie" attend the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "The Peanuts Movie" at The Regency Village Theatre on November 1, 2015 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’

The Peanuts Movie is a movie based on Peanuts, the beloved comic strip – the film commemorates the strip’s 65th anniversary — with a group of characters who have, it seems, always been a part of our lives.


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Movie Review: ‘Spectre’

‘Spectre,’ Agent 007 adventure number 24, has got sizable shoes to fill. And that it doesn’t manage to do.


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Movie Review: ‘Burnt’

In the culinary dramedy, ‘Burnt,’ Cooper stars as a high-end, bad-boy chef named Adam Jones, a gifted but self-destructive, hotheaded two-star Michelin celebrity chef.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ Continues Its Run On Top

The winner by default was once again the science fiction hit, The Martian, which finished first by earning an estimated $11-million, bringing its cumulative total over the $180-million mark.


NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12:  (L-R) Abi Morgan, Helen Pankhurst, Alison Owen,  Carey Mulligan, Sarah Gavron and Faye Ward attend the "Suffragette" New York Premiere at The Paris Theatre on October 12, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Suffragette’

The bracing drama is a tribute to brave women living in patriarchal societies who spoke out about gender inequality and imbalance at great risk and sacrifice for the benefit of women of future generations.


Producers George Clooney, Grant Heslov, actress/executive producer Sandra Bullock, actress Zoe Kazan and director David Gordon Green attend the "Our Brand Is Crisis" press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

Sandra Bullock stars as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a ruthless but retired political strategist and tactician – the polite translation of spin doctor — who, when the film opens, has had some sort of meltdown and has downshifted, now living a secluded life in a log cabin.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ Is Back On Top

The science fiction drama earned just under $16-million, while last weekend’s leader — the horror comedy, Goosebumps, with Jack Black — slipped to second place with $15-million.


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Movie Review: ‘Rock the Kasbah’

‘Rock the Kasbah’ is a curious comedy that drops rock names galore, then crashes on the rocks.



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