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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 - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington, Peter Sarsgaard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Chris Pratt, Martin Sensmeier, Ethan Hawke and Roger Birnbaum attend 'The Magnificent Seven' premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Magnificent Seven’

It sprawling western remake comes from director Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.


WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  (L-R) Actors Jennifer Aniston, Andy Samberg, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Katie Crown, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Anton Starkman, director Doug Sweetland, and Warner Bros. Pictures President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Storks" at Regency Village Theatre on September 17, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Storks’

Storks achieves liftoff, but then struggles with its own delivery.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt poses during a red carpet photo call. (Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Snowden’

Cheer or boo his politics, but give Oliver Stone his cinematic props.


Cast and crew attend the 'Blair Witch' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Blair Witch’

Even for its bated-breath target audience, it’s a lot less than meets the eye.


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Movie Review: ‘Max Rose’

‘Max Rose’ turns out to be an interesting but problematic movie.


LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05:  Renée Zellweger attends the "Bridget Jones's Baby" world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 5, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

With Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver gone, what Bridget does this time out is become pregnant without being sure who the father-to-be is.


Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Sully’ Soars To The Top

The Tom Hanks-starring real-life drama about the Miracle on the Hudson, directed by Clint Eastwood, finished first at the box office by earning an estimated $36-million on its weekend debut.


(Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘When the Bough Breaks’

The ridiculously arbitrary narrative gets more preposterous as it goes along.


Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Sully’

‘Sully’ is an unapologetically optimistic biodrama based on the uplifting story, dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson.”


LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22:  Actors Charlie Day, Ashley Dyke, Margo Martindale, director/actor John Krasinski, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Co-President of Sony Pictures Classics, Tom Bernard attend a Los Angeles Special Presentation of Sony Pictures Classics' "The Hollars" at Linwood Dunn Theater on August 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Hollars’

The Hollar family doesn’t do all that much hollering. But they find a way to put the funk in dysfunctional anyway.


MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 23:  Film Director Fede Alvarez attends the "Don't Breathe" Special Screening In Miami at Cinepolis Coconut Grove on August 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Allied)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Continues To Thrill

It’s still breathing. Don’t Breathe, that is.


Condola Rasha, Screenwriter Joshua Marston, Frank De Julio and Rachel Weisz attend the 'Complete Unknown' New York Premiere at Metrograph on August 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Complete UnKnown’

‘Complete Unknown’ has more than enough “unknown” to intrigue from a distance. But would that it were more “complete.”


Natalie Zfat attends 'The Light Between Oceans' New York party at Spyglass Rooftop in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images for Natalie Zfat, Inc)

Movie Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’

‘The Light Between Oceans’ is a good cry and an even better movie.


Anya Taylor-Joy (credit: JACK TAYLOR/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Morgan’

‘Morgan’ is a generic smorgasbord – a buffet of science fiction, horror, mystery, and thriller elements.


NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21:  A view of the consession stand serving free soft drinks and popcorn at the New York Premiere of "Runaway" at Landmark Sunshine Theater on October 21, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for Universal Music)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Beats ‘Suicide Squad’

Overall, industry-wide totals were lower than those of last weekend but greater than those of a year ago.




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