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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.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10:  Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends the 'Demolition' premiere and opening night gala during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Demolition’

Demolition continues to make his case as a skilled screen-acting stalwart who can easily carry and sometimes even transcend a film.


The Batman logo is seen on Batgirls Batblade from Batman & Robin (1997)  at The Batman Exhibit on the exhibitions opening day on the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. The exhibit celebrates the DC Comics iconic super hero and features batmobiles, costumes, props and other items from all seven Batman movies.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: Batman V. Superman Continues To Fly High

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 with $11-million and God’s Not Dead 2 with $8-million, and the holdover, Miracles from Heaven, with $7-million.


Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher and Jeff Nichols attend the 'Midnight Special' premiere during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 12, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Midnight Special’

‘Midnight Special’ is a contemporary sci-fi fable, also a road or chase flick of sorts.


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April Movie Preview

The start of the splashy summer movie season, with all those high-profile releases, is still a month away. But early spring brings its share of new films as well.


Laura Gabbert attends the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘City of Gold’

Get ready, foodies, for a movie that just might speak to you. But budget your time wisely because you will want to eat immediately after.


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20:  (Editors Note: This image was processed using digital filters) (L-R) Actors Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, and Henry Cavill attend The "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice" New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on March 20, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Batman v Superman’ Fights Its Way To The Top

Batman and Superman versus Zootopia may not be a fair fight, but the caped superheroes sure won it on Easter weekend.


Actors Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul attend the 'Eye In The Sky' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 9, 2016 in New York City. (credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Eye in the Sky’

‘Eye in the Sky’ puts you there.


Actors Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

Yep, a tussle between the billionaire vigilante and the illegal alien is more of a contest than you might think.


Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson attend 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

A decade-and-a-half later, the warmhearted, ethnic, broad-to-a-fault comedy, ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ has given birth to a sequel.


The Judy Hopps (L) and Nick Wilde characters attend the Disney Premiere of Zootopia in Hollywood, California, on February 17, 2016.
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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Zootopia’ A Beast Once Again

Box office animal that it is, Zootopia finished first again.


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Movie Review: ‘Allegiant’

Divergent and Insurgent have brought us to Allegiant.


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Movie Review: ‘Knight Of Cups’

His latest outing, however, the fragmented Knight of Cups, set in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, is so outrageously awful, it doesn’t redeem itself in any way.


Actress Margot Robbie attends the World Premiere of the Paramount Pictures title 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot', on March 1, 2016 at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City, New York. (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ stars Tina Fey stars as a restless and unfulfilled cable news reporter whose job is boring and whose relationship with her boyfriend is stalling.


The Judy Hopps (L) and Nick Wilde characters attend the Disney Premiere of Zootopia in Hollywood, California, on February 17, 2016.
 / AFP / VALERIE MACON        (credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Zootopia’

Funny, smart, and full of heart, ‘Zootopia’ is an instant classic of animalistic animation.


Actors Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Clifton Collins Jr., Casey Affleck and Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg attend the premiere of Open Road's 'Triple 9' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Triple 9’

The recipe calls for law and disorder, but ‘Triple 9’ is so disorderly, it wears out its welcome and then some.




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