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.

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Weekend Box Office Report: Closer Race, But ‘Jurassic World’ Stomps Competition Again

The Jurassic Park sequel made it three weekends in a row at the top.

06/29/2015

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Movie Review: ‘Max’

(2½ stars out of 4)This Max may not be mad, but there’s plenty of fury on his road as well.

06/27/2015

(Jessica Barth is among the stars of the sequel "Ted 2.")

Movie Review: ‘Ted 2′

(3½ stars out of 4!)Ted made us laugh –- a lot –- and Ted 2 does, too!

06/25/2015

(Kate Winslet stars in "A Little Chaos.")

Movie Review: ‘A Little Chaos’

(2½ stars out of 4)Kate Winslet, who has established herself as one of our most dependable and accomplished screen actresses with six Oscar nominations and one Oscar, is so effortlessly commanding and authentic from her first moment on.

06/25/2015

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’

The fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise of creature features, having cleared the $200-million mark and had the second-biggest weekend opening in movie history last weekend, earned an estimated $102-million for another first-place finish at the box office on its second weekend of release.

06/22/2015

(Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke star in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.")

Movie Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

(3 stars out of 4)The director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, delivers a rewarding comedy-drama that impresses with its wit even as it merits our tears.

06/18/2015

("Inside Out.")

Movie Review: ‘Inside Out’

The setting, if you can call it that, of this witty and poignant cerebral animated adventure is inside the head of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.

06/18/2015

(Alicia Vikander stars in "Testament of Youth.")

Movie Review: ‘Testament of Youth’

(3 stars out of 4)It’s a passionate lament about the futility of war that eloquently mourns the unnecessary loss of human life that war inevitably leads to.

06/18/2015

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Takes Big Bite Out Of Competition

The dinosaur fantasy follow-up earned an estimated $205-million on its opening weekend, the second biggest domestic opening ever, behind only that of The Avengers’ $207-million in 2012.

06/15/2015

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Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World’

‘Jurassic World’ is the fourth installment in the franchise kicked off in 1993 with ‘Jurassic Park’, director and dino-sorcerer Steven Spielberg’s movieization of the best-seller by Michael Crichton.

06/12/2015

(Blythe Danner stars in "I'll See You in My Dreams.")

Movie Review: ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’

Blythe Danner has spent the vast majority of her career acting in support of others or as an ensemble player. So it’s gratifying to see this luminous septuagenarian get top billing — and the romantic lead at that!

06/10/2015

(Melissa McCarthy stars in "Spy.")

Movie Review: ‘Spy’

(2½ stars out of 4)The targeted demographic is certainly Melissa McCarthy’s appreciative fans, but moviegoers steeped in the male-dominated superspy genre should be appreciative as well.

06/09/2015

(Dwayne Johnson stars in "San Andreas.")

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘San Andreas’ Rumbles To The Top

The earthquake disaster thriller piloted by Dwayne Johnson debuted by earning an estimated $53-million.

06/01/2015

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Movie Review: ‘Aloha’

(2½ stars out of 4)Aloha is a romantic comedy from director Cameron Crowe that boasts a come-hither cast but is burdened with a hither-and-thither plot.

05/30/2015

(Dwayne Johnson stars in "San Andreas.")

Movie Review: ‘San Andreas’

It’s all about the special effects as the phrase “disaster porn” begins to rear its ugly head.

05/27/2015

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