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.

(Denzel Washington stars as "The Equalizer.")

Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

(2½ stars out of 4)All things being equalized, “The Equalizer” could have used a more grounded technical advisor. But the leading man needs no help.

09/26/2014

(Simon Pegg stars in "Hector and the Search for Happiness.")

Movie Review: ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’

Rooting interest? How about interest, period? The feel-good status the film seems intent on achieving remains well out of reach.

09/26/2014

(Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in "The Skeleton Twins.")

Movie Review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’

(3½ stars out of 4!)The revelation is how adroit “Saturday Night Live” alumni Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are in their respective roles in this dark drama-comedy.

09/25/2014

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Maze Runner’ Finds Its Way Into First Place

The youth-oriented science fiction thriller, The Maze Runner, claimed first place, earning an estimated $33-million on its weekend debut.

09/22/2014

(Liam Neeson stars in "A Walk Among The Tombstones.")

Movie Review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

A Walk Among the Tombstones is about as nauseatingly off-putting as otherwise competently produced movies get.

09/19/2014

(Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith star in "My Old Lady.")

Movie Review: ‘My Old Lady’

My Old Lady sure sounds like a comedy. But not exactly.

09/19/2014

(Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver are among the ensemble cast of "This is Where I Leave You.")

Movie Review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

(2½ stars out of 4)It’s an ensemble comedy-drama that has its share of awkward moments, but, like the wildly dysfunctional family it portrays, it’s still a fun visit.

09/18/2014

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘No Good Deed’ Goes Unpunished

The suspense thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson opened by earning an estimated $25-million and finished first at the box office.

09/15/2014

Idris Elba stars in 'No Good Deed'

Movie Review” ‘No Good Deed’

Lest No Good Deed go unpunished, let’s cut to the chase: No Good Deed is one bad movie.

09/13/2014

(Alfred Molina and John Lithgow star in "Love is Strange.")

Movie Review: ‘Love is Strange’

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are impeccable -– understated, convincing, and empathetic –- both individually and as a screen team, delivering privileged moments galore.

09/11/2014

(Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Sawyer Nelson are two of the stars of "Dolphin Tale 2.")

Movie Review: ‘Dolphin Tale 2′

(2½ stars out of 4) This followup is sweet, sensitive, wholesome, and uplifting in the same way as the original. It is also, like the original, based on true events.

09/11/2014

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Motion Pictures)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Remains Front-Runner

On a slow-as-molasses weekend at multiplexes with little in the way of new releases, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ remained in first place by default.

09/08/2014

(Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy star in "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.")

Bill Wine’s Fall Movie Preview

Here’s a peek at the mainstream movie lineup coming our way over the next two months.

09/05/2014

(Unlike a box of chocolates, you know exactly what you're going to get with the re-release of the iconic "Forrest Gump," starring Tom Hanks.)

Movie Review: ‘Forrest Gump’ in Imax

Although you certainly don’t need to see it on an Imax screen to enjoy or appreciate this celebrated movie, that’s exactly where you’ll find it as of this week.

09/04/2014

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Movie Review: As Above, So Below

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” The supposed inscription on the entrance to Hell, compliments of Dante, is what confronts the treasure hunters in the horror thriller, ‘As Above, So Below.’

09/02/2014

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