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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13:  (L-R) Olivia Colman, Michael Smiley, Ben Whishaw, Jessica Barden, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ariane Labed, Lee Magiday and Andrew Lowe attend 'The Lobster'- Dare Gala, In Association With Time Out during the BFI London Film Festival at Vue Leicester Square on October 13, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI)

Movie Review: ‘The Lobster’

No, despite the title, it’s not a horror flick about a monstrous crustacean. Actually, it’s much stranger than that.


LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09:  James McAvoy attends a Global Fan Screening of "X-Men Apocalypse" at BFI IMAX on May 9, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

The latest installment in the blockbuster X-Men franchise follows a string of thrillers that has included among its offerings X-Men (2000), X-2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).


HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: (L-R) Actor Johnny Depp, director James Bobin, actors Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, producer Suzanne Todd, Mia Wasikowska, screenwriter Linda Wollverton, producer Joe Roth and actor Matt Lucas attend Disney’s 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' premiere with the cast of the film, which included Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Sacha Baron Cohen at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Movie Review: ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’

In 2010, stylistic director Tim Burton turned the classic 1865 Lewis Carroll children’s story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, into Alice in Wonderland, a visually inventive gothic fantasy, full of bracing nonsensicalness.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Flies To The Top

The animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, finished in first place on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $39-million.


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Movie Review: ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the sequel to 2014’s ‘Neighbors,’ starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.


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Movie Review: ‘The Nice Guys’

‘The Nice Guys’ is a hard-edged, noirish, thoroughly cynical romp-and-stomp thriller with a sense of humor that we wish it would display much more extensively.


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 10: Singer Timur Rodriguez, actor Omar Sy, producer John Cohen, actors Josh Gad, Maccio Capatonda and TV presenter Raya Abirached attend 'The Angry Birds Movie' Photocall during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at JW Marriott on May 10, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’

By Bill Wine KYW Newsradio 1060 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It began as a video game and became a smartphone app and now it’s a movie. If that doesn’t sound like a red flag being flown, […]


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12:  (L-R) Actors Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans attend the premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: Not Much Of A Battle For Captain America

The fantasy sequel earned an estimated $73-million for a second straight first-place finish at the box office.


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Movie Review: ‘High-Rise’

‘High-Rise,’ adapted from the 1975 satirical novel about urban living by J.G. Ballard, is set in a luxury condominium on the outskirts of London in the mid-1970s.


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Movie Review: ‘Money Monster’

Money Monster hereby joins such films as The Big Short, Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Arbitrage in the subgenre of modern movies trying to explain the inscrutable financial arena through entertainment aimed at a mass audience.


Actress Tilda Swinton and filmmaker Luca Guadagnino attend the Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Filmmaker: Tilda Swinton And Luca Guadagnino, 'A Bigger Splash' at Apple Store Soho on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘A Bigger Splash’

‘A Bigger Splash’ is a loose English-language remake of the 1969 French film, The Swimming Pool, with sun and skin on foreground display and undeniably gorgeous scenery at every turn in the background.


attends The World Premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Captain America: Civil War Fights To Top Of Box Office

Overall, industry-wide totals far surpassed those of last weekend or last year, mostly because of the strong start to the big summer season provided by Captain America: Civil War.


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Movie Review: ‘The Meddler’

Susan Sarandon is an acting treasure is her latest film, ‘The Meddler.’


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12:  (L-R) Actors Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans attend the premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’

And now they fight each other. That’s about the size of the narrative in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ as the movie-screen superheroes who have emerged from Marvel Comics choose up sides and have at it.


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Bill Wine’s Summer Movie Preview

The 2016 summer movie season is upon us.




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