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.
The year’s tenth box office weekend went pretty much as expected with the two new attractions vying for first place.
Will the younger members of the audience get all the irreverently skewed historical references? No. Does that matter? Not really.
This dispiriting, noirish crime thriller is tall on crime and short on thrills.
Non-Stop extends Liam Neeson’s action résumé with an airplane-hijacking thriller that flies the unfriendly skies fueled by the paranoia we feel in the post-9/11 universe.
The high-flying suspense thriller starring Liam Neeson earned an estimated $30-million to finish first at the box office on its debut weekend.
Sunday evening’s Academy Awards telecast marks the fifth year in the era of the Best Picture Times Two experiment, and it would appear to have caught on.
The Oscars are upon us, and the slates of nominees on display on Sunday evening during the Academy Awards ceremony are the usual mix of familiar faces and first-timers.
With the 86th Academy Awards ceremony only days away, we’re getting ready for the year’s best acting.
The family movie audience just will not lego of The Lego Movie.
Here’s a list of the movies you don’t want to miss. They are all figuring prominently in the 2014 Academy Awards ceremonies.
3 Days to Kill is a shallow action thriller with an uneasy mix of brutal fight sequences and sentimental family-reunion scenes.
Its themes of love, lust, adultery, and murder are woven so organically into Emile Zola’s source material that they still pack the power to grab and move us.
The animated comedy earned an estimated $49-million on its second weekend of release for another convincing first-place finish.
It’s the story of a privileged, upper-class girl and the lower-class boy (and fellow recent high school graduate) she falls for — against the strong objections of her parents.
The Monuments Men may not be monumental, but it sure is quietly but richly entertaining.