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.

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Movie Review: ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’

‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ returns to the big screen in the hopes that young viewers who are already fans want to spend additional time with SpongeBob Squarepants in a larger format.

02/05/2015

(Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Another Super Weekend For ‘American Sniper’

The runaway hit, American Sniper, made it three weekends in a row in first place at the box office by earning an estimated $32-million, setting a record for Super Bowl Weekend.

02/02/2015

("Project Almanac" stars Johnny Weston, Sam Lerner, and Allen Evangelista.)

Movie Review: ‘Project Almanac’

Ahh, teens with a time machine. Think of the possibilities!

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in "Black or White.")

Movie Review: ‘Black or White’

Here’s a drama abour racial matters in which, just in case we’d forgotten, race matters.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star in "A Most Violent Year.")

Movie Review: ‘A Most Violent Year’

Here is a morality tale that explores criminality and ponders whether or not an honest man can thrive in a corrupt world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper.")

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Hits Target Again

Oscar-nominated American Sniper hit its target for a second weekend in a row, earning an estimated $64-million and remaining in first place at the box office.

01/26/2015

the boy next door

Movie Review: ‘The Boy Next Door’

It gets more ludicrous, more preposterous, and more unconvincing as it proceeds, and ends up as such a parody of itself, it plays out like a satirical Saturday Night Live sketch.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/24/2015

(Julianne Moore stars in "Still Alice.")

Movie Review: ‘Still Alice’

Julianne Moore, in an Oscar-nominated performance as an Alzheimer’s victim, calibrates and reveals her decline subtly but unmistakably.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Jennifer Aniston, right, stars in "Cake.")

Movie Review: ‘Cake’

(2½ stars out of 4)Jennifer Aniston, blessed with exquisite comic timing, acquits herself nicely with this venture into drama.

01/22/2015

(Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper.")

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Shoots To The Top

The Oscar-nominated, Clint Eastwood-directed combat drama starring Bradley Cooper earned an estimated, whopping $90-million on its first weekend.

01/19/2015

(Josh Gad and Kevin Hart star in "The Wedding Ringer.")

Movie Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’

This screenplay, instead of exploring the main characters or their actions, resorts to lengthy, pointless, amateurish slapstick sequences.

01/17/2015

(Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper.")

Movie Review: ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper stars as real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who did four tours of duty in Iraq and became the most accomplished and decorated marksman in US history.

01/15/2015

(Ben Wishaw is the voice of Paddington in this otherwise live-action movie.)

Movie Review: ‘Paddington’

Ben Wishaw is the voice of Paddington in this otherwise live-action movie.

01/15/2015

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Taken 3′ Takes Top Spot

Taken 3, the action-thriller sequel starring Liam Neeson, finished first at the box office by earning an estimated $40-million on its weekend debut.

01/12/2015

Ethan Hawke stars in Predestination. (credit: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Movie Review: ‘Predestination’

‘Predestination’ is an intricate and unorthodox science fiction thriller and psychological drama about a temporal agent, so-called because he travels through time to prevent major crimes before they occur.

01/10/2015

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