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.
The new kids’ science fiction thriller, Ender’s Game, took the top spot, debuting with an estimated $28-million.
This epic adventure may or may not launch a franchise, but it does stand alone as a generous helping of sci-fi food for thought.
The casually engaging ensemble comedy makes up for in wisdom and charisma what it lacks in energy and originality.
The writers let the fowl-out-of-water narrative get away from them in the late going, but the initial premise is a solid one and the funny jokes and clever bits are plentiful.
Bad Grandpa, the fourth entry in the Jackass franchise, grabbed the top spot, earning an estimated $32-million on its opening weekend.
Star power can take a movie like this one only so far.
This true and harrowing story of a free black man kidnapped into slavery in 1841 hits like a sledgehammer.
All Is Lost isn’t for everybody, given the way it flies –- well, floats –- in the face of conventional wisdom and throws caution to the wind. Literally.
It earned an estimated $31-million.
This silly but diverting movie is fun.
The acronym stands for Adult Children Of Divorce and, boy, are there a lot of them these days.
The Fifth Estate may fancy itself a cyberthriller, but the thrills are few and far between.
It’s a cat-and-mouse, First-World-versus-Third-World conflict in which armed Somalis board an American cargo ship and hold the crew for ransom.
When you make a bad movie on purpose, it’s still a bad movie.
The Summit chronicles the tragic course that led to the death of 11 mountaineers who were answering mountain climbing’s steepest challenge: they were attempting to climb and then get down K2.