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.

<> at ArcLight Cinemas on August 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Movie Review: ‘Digging For Fire’

In this marital dramedy, Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt play spouses Tim and Lee, parents of a three-year-old boy (played by the director’s son), who are housesitting in the Hollywood Hills at the home of one of aerobics instructor Lee’s wealthy clients.

08/27/2015

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24:   Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell attend the special screening of NO ESCAPE with Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan at Dolby 88 Theater on August 24, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Weinstein)

Movie Review: ‘No Escape’

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As if raising and protecting a family isn’t difficult and precarious enough, No Escape ups the ante exponentially. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star in this action-suspense thriller as […]

08/26/2015

US rapper O'Shea Jackson Jr. (L) and US actor Jason Mitchell, pose for a photograph on the red carpet as they arrive for the gala screening of the film Straight Outta Compton, at the Picturehouse Central cinema in central London, on August 20, 2015.   AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: The Gangsta Rap Drama ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Remains On Top

The runner-up was the hit sequel, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which added $12-million to its cumulative total as it passed the $150-million mark.

08/24/2015

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Bill Wine’s Fall Movie Preview

With the summer movie season winding down, moviegoers can begin to anticipate a more thoughtful, sober array of autumn films.

08/23/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 18:  (EDITORS NOTE:Image converted from color to BW). Actors John Leguizamo, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace arrive at Lionsgate's "American Ultra" at Ace Theater Downtown LA on August 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘American Ultra’

Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a stoner who, unknown to himself, serves as a sleeper agent in a surreptitious government program who has just been targeted for extermination.

08/20/2015

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 13:  (L-R) Actress Mickey Sumner, director James Ponsoldt, actors Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, and Mamie Gummer attend the premiere of A24's 'The End Of The Tour' at Writers Guild Theater on July 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Movie Review: The End Of The Tour

(3 stars out of 4) From beginning to end, The End of the Tour is riveting.

08/18/2015

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’…And Into The Top Spot

Director F. Gary Gray’s “gangsta rap” biodrama earned an estimated $56-million on its debut weekend, giving it a runaway first-place finish.

08/17/2015

(L-R) Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Guy Ritchie, Elizabeth Debicki, Henry Cavill and Luca Calvani attend the New York Premiere of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' at Ziegfeld Theater on August 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Movie Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Based on the 1960s campy and comedic spy series, the retro thriller is set when the Cold War is at its hottest, the sixties are still seen as swinging, and two rival spies are forced to work together to save the world.

08/13/2015

Actor O'Shea Jackson, Jr. arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures' 'Straight Outta Compton' at the Microsoft Theatre on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

(3 stars out of 4)Sprawling and perhaps overstuffed but energetic and insightful, the biographical melodrama “Straight Outta Compton” addresses rap’s bad rap in a powerfully resonant way.

08/13/2015

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Remains On Top

On its second weekend, the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, earned an estimated $29-million to repeat as the first-place attraction.

08/10/2015

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Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Four’

‘Fantastic Four’ falls far short of fantasticness.

08/09/2015

(L-R) Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield and Meryl Streep attend the New York premier of 'Ricki And The Flash' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on August 3, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Ricki and the Flash’

(2½ stars out of 4) In the musical comedy-drama, Ricki and the Flash, Streep plays a middle-aged rock star who tries to reconnect with her estranged daughter.

08/06/2015

Justin Fletcher attends the European premiere of 'Shaun The Sheep Movie'. (Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’

(2½ stars out of 4) The approach here is to pretty much do away with dialogue and depend on sight gags, sound effects, and animal noises to tell the story.

08/05/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27:  Tom Cruise attends the New York premiere of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation at the AMC Lincoln Square in Times Square on July 27, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is another glossy, handsomely shot action-oriented espionage thriller pledged to deliver spills and thrills from opening scene to last.

08/03/2015

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Weekend Box Office Report: Mission Accomplished For ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

The action thriller, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, based on the classic TV series and starring Tom Cruise, debuted by earning an estimated $56-million.

08/03/2015

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