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.

(Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their characters in "Dumb and Dumber To.")

Movie Review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

“Dumb and Dumber To” wears its stupidity proudly and loudly.

11/14/2014

(Minnie Driver and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are among the stars of "Beyond the Lights.")

Movie Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who starred in “Belle,” plays a rhythm-and-blues singer who seems to be on her way to superstardom. Minnie Driver plays her overbearing mother.

11/13/2014

(Eddie Redmayne stars as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife in "The Theory of Everything.")

Movie Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

“The Theory of Everything” is a deeply affecting romantic biography focused on the relationship between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde, as his body was gradually ravaged by a neuromuscular disease.

11/13/2014

("Big Hero 6," from Walt Disney Pictures)

Weekend Box Office Report: Big Debut For ‘Big Hero 6′

The animated adventure ‘Big Hero 6′ finished first by earning an estimated $56-million on its debut weekend.

11/10/2014

(Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley star in “Laggies.”)

Movie Review: ‘Laggies’

‘Laggies’ focuses on a woman ten years removed from high school who can’t or won’t graduate to bigger and better things.

11/07/2014

("Big Hero 6," from Walt Disney Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Big Hero 6′

(2½ stars out of 4)It’s a visually extravagant, animated adventure comedy set in the fictional, futuristic city of San Fransokyo.

11/07/2014

(Matthew McConaughey stars in "Interstellar.")

Movie Review: ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar is a primal science fiction extravaganza, a time-bending adventure full of both grandeur and suspense, set in the near future

11/06/2014

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Louis Bloom in 'Nightcrawler.' (credit: Open Road Films)

Weekend Box Office Report: A Modest Win For ‘Nightcrawler’

In a nose-to-nose finish, Nightcrawler, the thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal, eked out a first-place finish over the horror thriller, Ouija, which was last weekend’s leader.

11/03/2014

(Nicole Kidman plays an amnesiac in "Before I Go To Sleep.")

Movie Review: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

(2½ stars out of 4) There will be no dozing off during this wackadoodle mystery thriller about an extravagant case of amnesia.

10/31/2014

Dan Stevens gets his first lead role on the big screen as David Collins in 'The Guest.' (credit: Picturehouse)

Movie Review: ‘The Guest’

(2½ stars out of 4)In this thriller, a recently discharged soldier shows up a few days before Halloween at the door of a family in a small town in New Mexico.

10/30/2014

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Louis Bloom in 'Nightcrawler.' (credit: Open Road Films)

Movie Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

(3 stars out of 4!) Jake Gyllenhaal was never better than he is in this contemporary after-hours thriller.

10/30/2014

(credit: Universal Pictures)

Weekend Box Office Report: Moviegoers On Board With ‘Ouija’

The new horror thriller finished first at the box office on its debut late-October weekend, earning an estimated $20-million.

10/27/2014

(Miles Teller and JK Simmons star in "Whiplash.")

Movie Review: ‘Whiplash’

(3½ stars out of 4!)There are lots of cymbals in “Whiplash,” working as symbols.

10/23/2014

(Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman.")

Movie Review: ‘Birdman’

Michael Keaton is stupendous. “Birdman” soars!

10/23/2014

(Keanu Reeves stars as the title character in "John Wick.")

Movie Review: ‘John Wick’

Two hours is a long stretch of nothing but carnage.

10/23/2014

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