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.
It’s a forced and clumsily broad comedy that somehow tries too hard and not hard enough simultaneously.
Baz Luhrmann’s style of directing makes it that much tougher for any of the actors to really break through the hubbub. And, sure enough, no one does.
What do moviegoers have to look forward to (or, perhaps, in some cases, dread) through the rest of May and into June, July, and August?
The iconic character is back as the high-quality, high-profile franchise kicks off the summer movie season in high style.
The interviewee may or may not be a terrorist and the interviewer may or may not be a CIA agent.
It’s essentially a two-hander of a road trip flick, starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt as two lonely and restless souls reinventing their lives.
Matthew McConaughey continues his career resurgence with another strong performance.
By the authority vested in me, I now pronounce “The Big Wedding” a bomb.
Director Robert Redford’s star-studded, thought-provoking political thriller (which he also stars in and produced) is yet another work for him to be proud of.
Video game shallowness is the order of the day despite Tom Cruise’s sturdy effectiveness as leading man.
After thirteen years, the “Scary Movie” flicks comprise one sorry franchise.
This weekend saw a new leader at multiplexes. ’42′ was a hit, appropriately enough, at the box office.
“Disconnect” is a loop of three interconnected stories, with the common denominator being electronic communications.
Writer-director Brian Helgeland uses baseball as a metaphor for the United States and its segregationism of the 1940s.
Sorrowful and bleak but vibrant and commanding, The Place Beyond the Pines is three stories in one.