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.
Space, race, and the space race.
It’s every overprotective dad’s knee-jerk question, sometimes spoken, more often merely thought.
There were four big new titles on marquees at multiplexes over the holiday weekend, but none of them could knock the Star Wars spin-off from its first-place perch.
As holiday gifts from the movie world go, Passengers is sensationally wrapped. It’s what’s inside that’s problematic.
For anyone who criticizes the movie version of ‘Fences’ for remaining too much like the play it started out as, the apt rejoinder would be that that’s actually one of its chief pleasures.
‘Sing’ is a family-friendly holiday movie that might just as easily have been titled Singing.
The first stand-alone spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, earned an estimated $155-million on its weekend debut.
But as holiday-season movies go, if it’s a failure, it’s a noble one.
Not only is the Force still with us, it’s growing.
The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but ‘La La Land’ is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last.
The South Pacific-set animated adventure earned an estimated $19-million in its third weekend of release to remain on top.
Then there is Office Christmas Party, a holiday comedy that bakes all three genre into the same seasonal fruitcake and comes up wanting.
‘Miss Sloane’ it’s an absorbing, topical drama about the murky world of big-money corporate lobbying and the powerful and influential gun lobby.
‘Man Down’ is a scattered psychological military thriller, presumably set in a post-apocalyptic America, that examines the phenomenon of modern-day, combat-connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the way we treat our returning military.
Moana made it two weeks in a row in first place.