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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.


Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Ride Along 2’ Rides To The Top

The new comedy sequel, ‘Ride Along 2,’ starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, won the weekend, taking in $34-million.


ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Actor John Krasinski attends the Dallas Premiere of the Paramount Pictures film ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ at the AT&T Dallas Cowboys Stadium on January 12, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

It’s is a relentless, one-dimensional, technically adroit tribute.


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Movie Review: ‘Norm of the North’

The overall problem with Norm of the North is that he and his movie are below the norm.


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Movie Review: ‘Ride Along 2’

If you rode along with the original, you may be fine riding along with the sequel. But don’t expect much in the way of Ride Along 2 being more than a long ride. Backwards.


LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: BB-8 attends the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars’ Remains Dominant Force

For the fourth consecutive weekend, the runaway-hit sci-fi sequel finished in first place by earning an estimated $42-million, bringing its record-setting cumulative total over the $800-million mark.


Actress Natalie Dormer arrives at the People's Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on January 6, 2016. AFP PHOTO /ANGELA WEISS / AFP / ANGELA WEISS        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Forest’

A supernatural horror thriller that doesn’t trust its premise enough to create and sustain any internal logic


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Movie Review: ‘The Revenant’

‘The Revenant’ is a western adventure and revenge melodrama about Hugh Glass, a real-life frontiersman and fur trapper with a half-Pawnee son who, in the Rockies in the 1820s, sought vengeance against the men who left him for dead after he was mauled by a bear.


Australian actress Cate Blanchett (L) and US actress Rooney Mara pose on arrival for a gala screening of the movie 'Carol.' (credit: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Carol’

‘Carol’ is the story of a lesbian romance during an era when same-sex relationships stayed surreptitious, to say the least.


LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: BB-8 attends the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: Star Wars Continues To Break Records

The sci-fi fantasy sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, finished in first place for a third consecutive weekend, earning an estimated $88-million.


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The Top Ten Movies of 2015

Here are one critic’s countdown – according to the voting members of the Academy of Me, Myself, and I – the most stimulating and fulfilling moviegoing experiences of the past year.


Actor Channing Tatum attends the New York premiere of 'The Hateful Eight.' (credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Hateful Eight’

‘The Hateful Eight’ is a western, but before long we realize that it is also essentially an indoor, even claustrophobic, Agatha Christie mystery.


Actor Ryan Gosling attends 'The Big Short' New York premiere. (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Big Short’

It’s possible to be disenfranchised and entertained simultaneously. And ‘The Big Short’ proves it because this is an easy movie to sit through and not quite understand.


Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg attend the Dublin Premiere of 'Daddy's Home' at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Daddy’s Home’

In ‘Daddy’s Home,’ not only is daddy home (Mark Wahlberg), but stepdaddy (Will Ferrell) is there too.


Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Joy' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Joy’

‘Joy’ chronicles four decades in the life of Joy Mangano, whose life loosely inspired director David O. Russell’s screenplay.


Actor Will Smith attends the 'Concussion' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City. (credit:  Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Concussion’

‘Concussion’ is a story of whistleblowing as a highly credentialed pathologist tries to discover and tell the truth about brain damage among football players who routinely experience repeated concussions during their playing careers.




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