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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Movie Review: ‘Red Army’

(2½ stars out of 4)Perhaps the most successful dynasty in sports history wasn’t a football team or a baseball team or a basketball team. It was a hockey team and not one in the National Hockey League.

02/26/2015

(Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in "Fifty Shades of Grey.")

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Remains Dominant

On this Oscar weekend, the erotic drama earned an estimated $23-million, giving it another first-place win at multiplexes.

02/23/2015

(Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman.")

Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor

Here’s how the Academy of “Me, Myself, and I” sees the Oscar races for best supporting actor and best actor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Julianne Moore stars in "Still Alice.")

Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress

Now, let’s handicap the Oscar races for best supporting actress and best actress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Picture and Best Director

Sunday evening we find out, during a telecast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, which movie is to be officially declared the best film of 2014, and who will be declared best director.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in "Fifty Shades of Grey.")

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Shines In Debut Weekend

With advance ticket sales through the roof, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ ran away with the box-office crown for Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day weekend.

02/16/2015

(Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in "Fifty Shades of Grey.")

Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

(2½ stars out of 4)The collaborators have taken the slow-build approach and aimed for sensual tension rather than graphic sexuality in the early scenes as they set up what turns out to be a psychosexual mystery.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Colin Firth, left, stars in "Kingsman: The Secret Service.")

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

(2 stars out of 4)Kingsman: The Secret Service falls so short of the mark, it’s not even funny. Literally.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

("Song of the Sea.")

Movie Review: ‘Song of the Sea’

Deservedly nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature, “Song of the Sea” is a beautifully hand-drawn supernatural adventure, a fabulous fable for viewers of all ages.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Fish Out of Water’ Soaks Up The Competition

The new animated comedy sequel, ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Fish Out of Water,’ opened to an estimated weekend total of $56-million.

02/09/2015

(Kevin Costner stars in "McFarland, USA.")

Bill Wine’s Winter-Spring Movies Preview

Here are 25 titles about to open during February, March, and April.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

(Mila Kunis stars in "Jupiter Ascending.")

Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’

With a plot that’s literally all over the universe and redundant action sequences that go on forever, this is a thriller that dares you to stay with it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

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Movie Review: ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’

‘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.

02/05/2015

(Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Another Super Weekend For ‘American Sniper’

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.

02/02/2015

("Project Almanac" stars Johnny Weston, Sam Lerner, and Allen Evangelista.)

Movie Review: ‘Project Almanac’

Ahh, teens with a time machine. Think of the possibilities!

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

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