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.
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a brutal Australian-American biodrama about a real-life conscientious objector’s seemingly paradoxical battlefield heroism.
Tyler Perry’s comedy, Boo! A Madea Halloween, made it two weekends in a row at the top by finishing first at the box office over Halloween weekend, earning an estimated $17-million.
‘Inferno’ follows 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009‘s Angels & Demons in the internationally popular franchise featuring Hanks as Harvard professor and symbology expert Robert Langdon.
Proof that you can be certain of your respect for a movie’s intentions while being equally certain that you’re dissatisfied with the results comes to us in the form of Certain Women.
Three new attractions led the way at the box office over the weekend…
It’s about the relationships between couples and individuals.
‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ is based on the 2013 book of the same name.
American Pastoral is the movie version of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel about the father of a terrorist.
The Ben Affleck-starring thriller finished first at the box office on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $25-million.
Denial pays a price for adhering to the strict truth, but there’s no denying its quiet, understated power.
Like its protagonist, ‘The Accountant’ is all over the place.
The Girl on the Train sped ahead to a first-place finish at the box office.
‘The Girl on the Train’ is a boozy, suspenseful, character-driven mystery-thriller based on the page-turner of a 2015 best-seller of the same name by debuting novelist Paula Hawkins.
‘Girl Asleep’ is an unpredictable Australian comedy that thrives on its idiosyncratic quirkiness.
‘The Birth of a Nation’ is “only” marvelous, a powerful, mournful drama about slavery and systemic racism that is both admirably timeless and depressingly timely.