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.
‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ is a portrait that’s never less than interesting, but that doesn’t approach greatness.
‘Justice League,’ displaying an occasional sense of humor, is narrow and distant, never quite letting the performances breathe.
Make it two in a row for Thor: Ragnarok.
The fondly recalled original version of Murder on the Orient Express, directed in 1974 by Sidney Lumet, combined the cerebral puzzle-solving entertainment of a mystery novel by Agatha Christie with the star-gazing pleasures of a celebrity ensemble.
It’s a Thor winner rather than a Thor loser.
Sharing the director’s chair and screenplay authorship, as they did in the original, are Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also wrote and directed 21 & Over and scripted all three hangover flicks.
The movies of director Todd Haynes have always been decidedly grownup.
They were known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a snappy label that still doesn’t do them justice.
‘Happy Death Day’ finished first by earning an estimated $27-million on its debut weekend.
‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ tells its story without much muss or fuss.
Blade Runner 2049, based on Fancher’s story, tells the tale of a discovery by a young blade runner, Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling.
Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.
It was when Billie met Bobby.
Ben Stiller stars as Brad, who narrates this tale in an extensive and exhaustive voiceover that keeps Brad’s point-of-view front and center.
Y’see that exclamation point in the title?
The youth-oriented horror thriller based on the novel by Stephen King ran away with the box office crown.
It’s a horror kid flick, of all things.
With no new wide-release attractions to speak of, the top spot was claimed by the comedic action-thriller holdover.
British director Michael Winterbottom returns to the wine-and-dine franchise for a third time with ‘The Trip to Spain.’
The comedic action thriller, starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, earned an estimated, modest $10 million on its second weekend of release.
From its title and the other Simon & Garfunkel music to the narrative The Only Living Boy in New York can’t help but recall The Graduate.
The action comedy with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson finished first by earning an estimated $22 million on its weekend debut.
It seems like only yesterday (actually, it was 2013) that Steven Soderbergh, the eclectic, Oscar-winning director of, among other films, Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight, Magic Mike, and Ocean’s Eleven through Thirteen, announced his retirement from directing movies.
The debuting horror thriller, Annabelle: Creation, came up big on an otherwise slow box office weekend.
A sophisticated, successful New York City journalist glances out the window of her taxi one evening and notices a homeless couple scrounging for food scraps in the garbage and trash cans on the street.
Stephen is already the King of horror, but his latest project offers horror as one component on a combo plate.
Dunkirk made it two in a row over the weekend, one that featured modest returns at multiplexes.
Charlize Theron further establishes her bam-bam-pow-pow credentials in Atomic Blonde.
Two new releases led the way over the holdovers at multiplexes over the weekend.
On the surface, Dunkirk doesn’t seem like a Christopher Nolan movie.