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.
Bravely, daring to sport a premise that is off-putting from the get-go, ‘Green Room’ pits punk rockers against neo-Nazis.
Like a number of films over the years that began as seven-minute sketches – many of them emanating from, for example, ‘Saturday Night Live’ – ‘Keanu’ is misshapen as a feature film.
The Jungle Book remains the king of the box office. The high-tech remake of the Rudyard Kipling classic earned an estimated $61-million in its second weekend of release, a second-straight first-place finish, pushing its cumulative total close to the $200-million mark.
Alan Clay needs to find a new direction and start over. That’s the fuzzy premise of the meandering, Kafkaesque comedy-drama, ‘A Hologram fore the King,’ anchored by the estimable Tom Hanks.
What movie buff could resist the opportunity to see thespians Spacey and Shannon as icons Nixon and Presley in Elvis & Nixon?
‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’
This thriller is so goofily fanciful and casually sadistic, it’s almost ‘Criminal.’
‘The Jungle Book’ is a kidflick in the same way that ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ are kidflicks.
‘Miles Ahead’ is a biopic, but a chronological, cradle-to-grave drama it is anything but.
‘The Boss,’ the new comedy with Melissa McCarthy, claimed first place but by the narrowest of margins, earning just over $23-million.
Although ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ comes from the same director as 1993’s ‘Dazed and Confused,’ it is not a sequel.
‘The Boss’ is comedic force of nature, Melissa McCarthy’s attempt to top herself and/or demonstrate her range.
Demolition continues to make his case as a skilled screen-acting stalwart who can easily carry and sometimes even transcend a film.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 with $11-million and God’s Not Dead 2 with $8-million, and the holdover, Miracles from Heaven, with $7-million.
‘Midnight Special’ is a contemporary sci-fi fable, also a road or chase flick of sorts.