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.
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.
Here’s to yet another explosion of escapism about ape-ism.
The superhero fantasy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, debuted by earning an estimated $117-million for a runaway first-place finish.
The sixth Spider-Man movie with the third actor in the title role starts spinning its web.
No reason in the world that The House shouldn’t bring down the house.
The reboot is a Southern gothic thriller, set in Virginia in 1864, while the Civil War is three years old and still raging.
This kid is totally focused when he’s behind the wheel and, while always sporting earbuds, can maneuver a vehicle like nobody’s business.
The fifth installment in the Transformers franchise, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, earned an estimated $45-million on its weekend debut for a convincing first-place finish.
With all due respect for viewers for whom each new Transformers movie is a gift: lucky you.
The Hero is an engaging dramedy about a guy a lot like Sam Elliott who is named Lee Hayden and is played by Sam Elliott.
Try swimming in the ocean after sitting through this.
It is, in a way, the ultimate CAR-toon. And it’s back for a third lap.
Recalling The Hangover, Bridesmaids, Very Bad Things, and Weekend at Bernie’s – or, instead, tossing them in a blender — should give you a rough idea of the tone of Rough Night.
The ‘Book of Henry’ is an offbeat family drama that includes several severe shifts in tone.
Wonder Woman remains a wonder at multiplexes.
It can’t just be the coincidence of names that suggested her for the role, but My Cousin Rachel features Rachel playing Rachel.
Tom Cruise takes over the franchise lead in hopes of delivering a Mummy dearest.
‘Megan Leavey’ is a military biodrama, a fictionalized account of a true story about an emotionally isolated Marine corporal, played by Kate Mara.
It was Wonder Woman that performed wonderfully at the box office.
What nine-year-old boy could possibly resist any movie with the word “underpants” in the title?
It’s no wonder women have been wondering about Wonder Woman for years.
‘Churchill,’ a World War II drama subtitled The Untold Story of D-Day, chronicles the 96 hours leading up to D-day in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.
On Memorial Day weekend at the movies, it was a case of pirates triumphing over aliens and guardians.
And then there were five. And each of them features pirates and treasure and ghosts, oh my.
It’s difficult to hear the title of this stubbornly slow-moving movie, Paris Can Wait, without thinking, “But can we?”
Remember the television series from a few decades ago that was so shallow, so frivolous, and so disposable that you knew it would never, ever, ever possibly turn up as a movie, even though virtually everything on the tube eventually turns up as a movie?