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.
‘Café Society’ is essentially a romcom. But there’s an existential sadness underlying the plot that gives the film a legitimate distinctiveness.
Overall, industry-wide totals were respectable, but still well below those of last weekend and those of a year ago.
Thirty years later, it arrives, a reimagined ‘Ghostbusters’ for a new generation.
Life, Animated is an emotionally engaging and richly rewarding documentary about the coming-of-age of an autistic child and the way that his passion for Disney cartoons unlocks the key to his language skills.
It’s the sixth biggest animated debut in movie history.
It’s a peek behind the curtain into the world of domestic dogs and cats and birds, oh, my, in the animated comedy ‘The Secret Life of Pets.’
Do I find Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates eruptively funny? I do.
Our Kind of Traitor centers on an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.
Three new movies landed in theaters over the holiday weekend, but none could perform as swimmingly as Dory.
If Spielbergian isn’t already an official cinematic adjective, it ought to be.
The Legend of Tarzan is a jungle adventure you’ll politely appreciate without going particularly ape.
It may be, first of all, the quirkiest odd-couple flick ever made, because this adventure dramedy goes its own way and then some.
The record-setting animated sequel, Finding Dory, repeated as the first-place attraction.
In his latest film, ‘The Neon Demon,’ Danish director Nicolas Winding RefnRefn tries his hand at the horror-thriller genre.
McConaughey adds another impressive achievement to his resume.