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.
‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ returns to the big screen in the hopes that young viewers who are already fans want to spend additional time with SpongeBob Squarepants in a larger format.
The runaway hit, American Sniper, made it three weekends in a row in first place at the box office by earning an estimated $32-million, setting a record for Super Bowl Weekend.
Ahh, teens with a time machine. Think of the possibilities!
Here’s a drama abour racial matters in which, just in case we’d forgotten, race matters.
Here is a morality tale that explores criminality and ponders whether or not an honest man can thrive in a corrupt world.
Oscar-nominated American Sniper hit its target for a second weekend in a row, earning an estimated $64-million and remaining in first place at the box office.
It gets more ludicrous, more preposterous, and more unconvincing as it proceeds, and ends up as such a parody of itself, it plays out like a satirical Saturday Night Live sketch.
Julianne Moore, in an Oscar-nominated performance as an Alzheimer’s victim, calibrates and reveals her decline subtly but unmistakably.
Jennifer Aniston, blessed with exquisite comic timing, acquits herself nicely with this venture into drama.
The Oscar-nominated, Clint Eastwood-directed combat drama starring Bradley Cooper earned an estimated, whopping $90-million on its first weekend.
This screenplay, instead of exploring the main characters or their actions, resorts to lengthy, pointless, amateurish slapstick sequences.
Bradley Cooper stars as real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who did four tours of duty in Iraq and became the most accomplished and decorated marksman in US history.
Ben Wishaw is the voice of Paddington in this otherwise live-action movie.
Taken 3, the action-thriller sequel starring Liam Neeson, finished first at the box office by earning an estimated $40-million on its weekend debut.
‘Predestination’ is an intricate and unorthodox science fiction thriller and psychological drama about a temporal agent, so-called because he travels through time to prevent major crimes before they occur.