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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.

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Movie Review: ‘Anomalisa’

‘Anomalisa’ is the latest confession of a dangerous mind from the one-of-a-kind Charlie Kaufman.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Goosebumps’ Goes Straight To The Top

‘Goosebumps,’ the horror comedy with Jack Black, knocked ‘The Martian’ from its first-place perch over the last two weeks by earning an estimated $23-million on its debut weekend.


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Movie Review: ‘Crimson Peak’

‘Crimson Peak’ is a combo-platter melodrama set at the beginning of the twentieth century.


Michael Fassbender stars as 'Steve Jobs.' (credit: Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Steve Jobs’

‘Steve Jobs’ follows Jobs (2013) and ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ to the movie marketplace, each emerging progressively stronger than its predecessor, and all three warts-and-all portraits worthwhile.


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Movie Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Bridge of Spies’ is a thoroughly absorbing docudrama, a period piece about a tense, critical, politically charged prisoner exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union negotiated by a reluctant, patriotic civilian.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ Stands Alone At The Top

The Martian, director Ridley Scott’s science fiction drama starring Matt Damon, remains stranded in first place, having earning an estimated $37-million during its second weekend of release.


Actresses Ellen Page (L) and Julianne Moore attend the 'Freeheld' New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Freeheld’

(2½ stars out of 4)Well-meaning is not the same as well-made as demonstrated by the civil rights drama.



Movie Review: ‘Pan’

Pan is both the title of this movie and an apt description of this review.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17:  (L-R) Michael Shannon and Director Ramin Bahrani attend "99 Homes" New York Screening  at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on September 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ’99 Homes’

The global economic crisis – specifically, the housing collapse in Florida in 2010, two years after the financial crisis – is the springboard for this painfully resonant drama that shows homes being turned, sadly, back into houses.


Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian" (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ On Top Of The World

The science fiction adventure starring Matt Damon earned an estimated $55-million on its debut weekend.


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Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

‘The Martian’ is, literally and figuratively, out of this world.


SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19:  Director Denis Villeneuve (L), actress Emily Blunt (C) and actor Benicio del Toro (R) attend "Sicario" photocall during 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 19, 2015 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Sicario’

[caption id="attachment_494539" align="alignnone" width="92"](2½ stars out of 4) (2½ stars out of 4)[/caption] Sicario is a violent action thriller that’s nearly as inscrutable as its title.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Director Robert Zemeckis and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and 'The Walk' World Premiere during 53rd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Walk’

[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"](3 stars out of 4) (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] With a minimum of talk, The Walk walks the walk.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Checks In At #1

The animated comedy sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, scared up more than enough business over the weekend – an estimated $48-million — to take the box office crown.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Actor Jason Sudeikis (L) and actress Alison Brie attend the premiere of IFC Films' 'Sleeping With Other People' at ArcLight Cinemas on September 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Sleeping With Other People

‘Sleeping With Other People often plays like a 21st-century update of the popular and influential romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally.




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