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.
The new comedy sequel, ‘Ride Along 2,’ starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, won the weekend, taking in $34-million.
It’s is a relentless, one-dimensional, technically adroit tribute.
The overall problem with Norm of the North is that he and his movie are below the norm.
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.
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.
A supernatural horror thriller that doesn’t trust its premise enough to create and sustain any internal logic
‘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.
‘Carol’ is the story of a lesbian romance during an era when same-sex relationships stayed surreptitious, to say the least.
The sci-fi fantasy sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, finished in first place for a third consecutive weekend, earning an estimated $88-million.
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.
‘The Hateful Eight’ is a western, but before long we realize that it is also essentially an indoor, even claustrophobic, Agatha Christie mystery.
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.
In ‘Daddy’s Home,’ not only is daddy home (Mark Wahlberg), but stepdaddy (Will Ferrell) is there too.
‘Joy’ chronicles four decades in the life of Joy Mangano, whose life loosely inspired director David O. Russell’s screenplay.
‘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.