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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.

Oscar Pix And Predix: Actors

Last time, we handicapped the ladies duking it out for Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Today we turn to the Oscar-seeking gentlemen.

02/20/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Continues To Build On Success

The animated sequel, The LEGO Batman Movie, made it two first-place finishes in a row, earning an estimated $34-million and taking the top spot again.

02/19/2017

Oscar Pix And Predix: Actresses

With the glitzy, glamorous Academy Awards ceremony just a few days away, let’s take a ladies-first look at the races for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

02/19/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Red Turtle’

The animated The Red Turtle is a silent castaway fable that explores our connection to the natural world.

02/17/2017

Movie Review: ‘A United Kingdom’

The United Kingdom doesn’t come off so great in the cleverly titled A United Kingdom — about as well as the state of Virginia comes off in Loving.

02/16/2017

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

The LEGO Batman Movie borrows from the Batman mythology to deliver a lighthearted Batman flick but with comedy and Lego.

02/09/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: Split Remains Top Of Box Office

Industry-wide Super Bowl Weekend totals were much lower than those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.

02/05/2017

Movie Review: ‘Rings’

‘Rings’ has a familiar ring to it. That’s because it’s the third offering in the supernatural-horror-thriller franchise launched in 2002.

02/04/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Space Between Us’

Well, it’s certainly an aptly titled movie.

02/02/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Comedian’

It’s called “The Comedian”, but it’s not a comedy.

02/02/2017

Movie Review: ‘Gold’

Not much glitters in Gold.

01/26/2017

Movie Review: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is a family comedy-drama aimed at young kids and dog-owning adults.

01/26/2017

Movie Review: ‘XXX: Return Of Xander Cage’

XXX marked the spot-spot-spot for its target audience with enough commercial success to spawn a pair of sequels. So far.

01/23/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Split’ Stands Alone At The Top

The latest from locally-based director M. Night Shyamalan, the horror thriller, ‘Split,’ starring James McAvoy, finished first on its initial weekend by earning an estimated $40-million.

01/23/2017

Movie Review: 20th Century Women

So we’ll raise 2-1/2 stars out of 4…

01/19/2017

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