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.
Few fictional narratives will affect moviegoers as viscerally as this documentary, of perhaps the worst juvenile justice system scandal ever perpetrated, does.
The box office leader of the previous two weekends, an action thriller with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made it three in a row on top, earning an estimated $12-million.
“That Awkward Moment” is a quirky R-rated romantic comedy about the romantic and bromantic adventures of three twentysomething buddies.
Jason Reitman’s coming-of-age script, downright leisurely at times, allows for the unspoken to be as eloquent and affecting as the spoken, and is delivered in a layered narrative that mixes in flashbacks with recollective narration.
A manmade monster meanders through a middling modern melodrama after murdering his master in this moribund miscreation.
“Ride Along” rode along and alone at the top of the box office charts for a second straight first-place finish.
Charles Dickens’ secret mistress wasn’t much of a secret.
Vanessa Hudgens continues her transition from the Disney Channel good-girl-persona phase of her career to that of a serious and mature actress, but –- at this point, anyway –- she appears to be in over her head.
Moviegoers rode along with Ride Along as the new comedy earned an estimated $41-million in its weekend debut for an easy first-place finish.
The Academy Award nominations are now official. But what about the poor deserving few who were snubbed, ignored, underappreciated, or forgotten?
“Shadow Recruit” is a glossy and absorbing espionage origin story, set back when Ryan was working as a financial analyst on Wall Street.
“The Nut Job” is stretched well beyond its breaking point, with lots and lots of filler, registering more like a time-killing television cartoon than animation carefully constructed for the cinema screen.
Although Kevin Hart gets a few big yuks, there are lengthy dead spots where the narrative just spins its wheels.
“Lone Survivor” lived up to its name, the only movie to eclipse the $15-million mark over the year’s second weekend.
This unsparing biographical action drama chronicles a sad, tragic recent chapter in US Navy Seals history.