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.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10:  Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer attend the "Hidden Figures" New York Special Screening on December 10, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’

Space, race, and the space race.


WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17:  Actor Bryan Cranston attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Why Him?" at Regency Bruin Theater on December 17, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Why Him?’

It’s every overprotective dad’s knee-jerk question, sometimes spoken, more often merely thought.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: (L-R front row) Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk and Donnie Yen (back row) Producer Allison Shearmur, Screenwriter Chris Weitz, Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman, Executive producer John Knoll, Director Gareth Edwards, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, Producer Kathleen Kennedy, actor Ben Mendelsohn, Composer Michael Giacchino, Producer Simon Emanuel and The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger attend The World Premiere of Lucasfilm's highly anticipated, first-ever, standalone Star Wars adventure, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' at the Pantages Theatre on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

Box Office Report: Rogue One Still #1

There were four big new titles on marquees at multiplexes over the holiday weekend, but none of them could knock the Star Wars spin-off from its first-place perch.


WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14:  Actors Michael Sheen, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Passengers" at Regency Village Theatre on December 14, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Passengers

As holiday gifts from the movie world go, Passengers is sensationally wrapped. It’s what’s inside that’s problematic.


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For anyone who criticizes the movie version of ‘Fences’ for remaining too much like the play it started out as, the apt rejoinder would be that that’s actually one of its chief pleasures.


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‘Sing’ is a family-friendly holiday movie that might just as easily have been titled Singing.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Rogue One’ Dominates

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12:  Bruce Berman, Sue Kroll, Will Smith, David Frankel, Blair Rich and Toby Emmerich attends the "Collateral Beauty" World Premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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But as holiday-season movies go, if it’s a failure, it’s a noble one.


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Movie Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Not only is the Force still with us, it’s growing.


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The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but ‘La La Land’ is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last.



Weekend Box Office Report: Another Win For ‘Moana’

The South Pacific-set animated adventure earned an estimated $19-million in its third weekend of release to remain on top.



Movie Review: Office Christmas Party

Then there is Office Christmas Party, a holiday comedy that bakes all three genre into the same seasonal fruitcake and comes up wanting.


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Movie Review: ‘Miss Sloane’

‘Miss Sloane’ it’s an absorbing, topical drama about the murky world of big-money corporate lobbying and the powerful and influential gun lobby.


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Movie Review: ‘Man Down’

‘Man Down’ is a scattered psychological military thriller, presumably set in a post-apocalyptic America, that examines the phenomenon of modern-day, combat-connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the way we treat our returning military.



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Moana made it two weeks in a row in first place.




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