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.
On Memorial Day weekend at the movies, it was a case of pirates triumphing over aliens and guardians.
And then there were five. And each of them features pirates and treasure and ghosts, oh my.
It’s difficult to hear the title of this stubbornly slow-moving movie, Paris Can Wait, without thinking, “But can we?”
Remember the television series from a few decades ago that was so shallow, so frivolous, and so disposable that you knew it would never, ever, ever possibly turn up as a movie, even though virtually everything on the tube eventually turns up as a movie?
It was aliens barely overtaking guardians at multiplexes over the weekend.
You may not like everything about Everything, Everything, but the question is: will you like anything?
The Lovers takes the conventional adultery dramedy and stands it on its head.
The second weekend of the summer movie season looked much like the first.
Director Guy Ritchie bringing his high-octane style to the Sherlock Holmes mythology worked out nicely for everybody — twice.
It’s one of those Hollywood “together again for the first time” pairings and it’s uneven but undeniably entertaining.
Despite what sounds like a timely title, ‘The Wall’ has nothing whatsoever to do with national borders, Mexico, or campaign promises.
The summer movie season kicked off this weekend and, as expected, the main attraction was the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, a comedic science fiction thriller emerging from the Marvel Comics Universe.
Rhyming the title of your movie with Citizen Kane seems a real bad idea; after all, it may invite unfortunate comparisons.
The original opened in August of 2014 – late in the splashy summer movie season. But the sequel comes to us as the first attraction and potential blockbuster in the current summer movie season.
“I don’t believe in martyrs,” asserts Julian Assange in Risk. “But I think people should take risks.”
On the final weekend before the summer movie season commences, The Fate of the Furious drove to a third straight first-place finish, earning an estimated $19-million.
We’ve seen plenty of Richard Gere the movie star and Richard Gere the leading man down through the years. But Norman features Richard Gere the character actor.
If an endless parade of bullet wounds sounds like satisfying cinematic stimulation, then ‘Free Fire’ hits the target dead-on.
Make it two straight first-place finishes for The Fate of the Furious, which followed up its furiously successful first weekend.
The summer season used to be June, July, and August. But according to the contemporary movie calendar, it’s now May, June, and July.
Now here’s a movie that takes its time. And should.
The creatures we get to know in ‘Born in China’ include a panda bear and her growing cub, living a solitary life; a young golden snub-nosed monkey.
‘Colossal’ is an outlandishly absurdist little creature feature. Sort of.
Box office activity on this Easter weekend was nothing if not furious for The Fate of the Furious.
A likable British romantic dramedy about the boosting of morale during World War II.
‘Queen of the Desert,’ is a real-life chronicle of the life and career of Gertrude Bell.
Another photo finish…
With four Oscars among its three stars and a fondly recalled original as its template, this remake boasts all kinds of style going in.
Given that it’s a movie about a math prodigy, Gifted better add up. Happily, it does.
‘Ghost in the Shell’ is forever stopping in its tracks to give way to a gunfight.