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.
Moana made it two weeks in a row in first place.
Rules Don’t Apply is big and handsome, but doesn’t really fly.
It’s a smartly written, brilliantly acted, absolutely unforgettable drama.
Three primary characters dominate the vibrant animated adventure comedy, Moana.
Picking up right where the boy wizard left off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter franchise starring Eddie Redmayne from author J.K. Rowling, finished first at the box office by earning an estimated $75-million on its debut weekend.
A Harry Potter prequel of sorts, it’s a fanciful adventure fantasy about a fictitious British author.
The movie, unfortunately, is director Ang Lee’s long one-time stumble.
It may not be edgy, but it’s got charm, energy, and humor to burn.
Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly lower than those of last weekend…
‘The Eagle Huntress,’ off to a good start on the film festival circuit, follows Aisholpan Naigurv, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to hunt with an eagle.
‘Loving’ is a quietly powerful civil rights biodrama, the true story of Richard and Mildred (Jeter) Loving, played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, an interracial couple – she’s black and he’s white – who marry in 1958 in Virginia.
‘Arrival’ is a knockout, a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising, and supremely satisfying drama that speaks to the head and the heart – in that order.
Doctor Strange lit it up at the box office over the weekend.
‘Trolls’ goes down in the books as an animated comedy — but it’s actually a forced march through the aisles of a toy store.
The Marvelization of Hollywood continues with ‘Doctor Strange,’ the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.