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.

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22:  Actor Daniel Radcliffe attends the "Swiss Army Man" Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Movie Review: Swiss Army Man

It may be, first of all, the quirkiest odd-couple flick ever made, because this adventure dramedy goes its own way and then some.


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Weekend Box Office Report: Dory Stays Afloat

The record-setting animated sequel, Finding Dory, repeated as the first-place attraction.


Elle Fanning and Director, Nicolas Winding Refn attends'The Neon Demon' New York Premiere at Metrograph on June 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Neon Demon’

In his latest film, ‘The Neon Demon,’ Danish director Nicolas Winding RefnRefn tries his hand at the horror-thriller genre.


LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11:  Actors Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Writer Director Garry Ross attend the photo call for STX Entertainment's "Free State Of Jones" at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on May 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Free State Of Jones

McConaughey adds another impressive achievement to his resume.


Brian De Palma (credit: John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘De Palma’

De Palma is the first of what I hope will be many film projects devoted to documenting the works and viewpoints of movie directors who matter.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: (L-R) Actor Bob Peterson, executive producer John Lasseter, actors Kaitlin Olson, John Ratzenberger, screenwriter Victoria Strouse, actors Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Director/screenwriter Andrew Stanton, actor Hayden Rolence, producer Lindsey Collins, co-director Angus MacLane, actors Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill and Eugene Levy attend The World Premiere of Disney-Pixar’s FINDING DORY on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Finding Dory’ Swims Its Way To The Top

The animated sequel to Finding Nemo was a runaway – okay, swim-away — first-place finisher at the box office over the weekend.


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Movie Review: ‘Finding Dory’

‘Finding Dory’ is the spinoff/sequel to the 2003 Oscar winning cartoon classic, ‘Finding Nemo.’


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Colin and Livia Firth attend the Chopard Gent's Party at Annabel's in Cannes during the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Chopard)

Movie Review: ‘Genius’

Genius is about the genius behind the geniuses, one in particular.


WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 10:  Actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Central Intelligence" at Westwood Village Theatre on June 10, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Central Intelligence’

If only intelligence were more central to Central Intelligence.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: (L-R) Actors Shannon Kook-Chun, John Brotherton, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'The Conjuring' at the Cinerama Dome on July 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: One Sequel Conjures Big Win Over Others

The Conjuring 2 earned an estimated $40-million on its debut weekend.


NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (L-R) Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Chu attend the 'Now You See Me 2' world premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’

Originally titled, Now You See Me: The Second Act, the follow-up to the 2013 hit things-are-never-what-they-seem caper thriller takes place a year after its predecessor, with the Horsemen still in hiding.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: (L-R) Actors Shannon Kook-Chun, John Brotherton, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'The Conjuring' at the Cinerama Dome on July 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

By Bill Wine KYW Newsradio 1060 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 2013 original, a harrowing haunted-house heart-stopper, scared the jelly out of our doughnuts. The follow-up, sorry to say, suffers from sequelitis. The superior horror thriller, […]


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23:  Actors Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke attend "Me Before You" World Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on May 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Me Before You’

If Me Before You does nothing else, it at least establishes the can’t-miss credentials of two soon-to-be stars.


DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 01: WWE wrestling star Sheamus who plays the character 'Rocksteady' poses beside a statue of ninja turtle Raphael at the Dublin Premiere of the Paramount Pictures title "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows" at Savoy Cinema on June 1, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Ninja Turtles Return At Top Of Box Office

That dropped last weekend’s ticket-selling champ, X-Men: Apocalypse, into second place with a weekend total of $22-million.


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Movie Review: ‘Maggie’s Plan’

‘Maggie’s Plan’ is a romantic comedy of sorts about a young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City.




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