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: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a brutal Australian-American biodrama about a real-life conscientious objector’s seemingly paradoxical battlefield heroism.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Continues To Be A Treat

Tyler Perry’s comedy, Boo! A Madea Halloween, made it two weekends in a row at the top by finishing first at the box office over Halloween weekend, earning an estimated $17-million.


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Movie Review: ‘Inferno’

‘Inferno’ follows 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009‘s Angels & Demons in the internationally popular franchise featuring Hanks as Harvard professor and symbology expert Robert Langdon.


NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03:  (L-R) Jared Harris, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Director Kelly Reichardt and Director of the New York Film Festival Kent Jones speak onstage at the "Certain Women"  intro and Q&A during the 54th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 3, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Certain Women

Proof that you can be certain of your respect for a movie’s intentions while being equally certain that you’re dissatisfied with the results comes to us in the form of Certain Women.


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Weekend Box Office Report: New Films Lead The Way

Three new attractions led the way at the box office over the weekend…


Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot attend 'Keeping up with the Joneses' in Los Angeles, California, on October 8, 2016. / AFP / JEAN BAPTISTE LACROIX (Credit: JEAN BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’

It’s about the relationships between couples and individuals.


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Movie Review: ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ is based on the 2013 book of the same name.


(From left) Actors Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Ewan McGregor, Uzo Aduba and Valorie Curry attend a special screening of Lionsgate's "American Pastoral," October 13, 2016 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘American Pastoral’

American Pastoral is the movie version of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel about the father of a terrorist.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Director/producer Gavin O'Connor (L) and actor Ben Affleck attend the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: Numbers Add Up For ‘The Accountant’

The Ben Affleck-starring thriller finished first at the box office on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $25-million.


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Movie Review: ‘Denial’

Denial pays a price for adhering to the strict truth, but there’s no denying its quiet, understated power.


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Movie Review: ‘The Accountant’

Like its protagonist, ‘The Accountant’ is all over the place.


NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04:  Screenwriter Erin Wilson attends the "The Girl On The Train" New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on October 4, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Box Office Report: The Girl On The Train Rolls Into The Top Spot

The Girl on the Train sped ahead to a first-place finish at the box office.


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Movie Review: ‘The Girl On The Train’

‘The Girl on the Train’ is a boozy, suspenseful, character-driven mystery-thriller based on the page-turner of a 2015 best-seller of the same name by debuting novelist Paula Hawkins.


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Movie Review: ‘Girl Asleep’

‘Girl Asleep’ is an unpredictable Australian comedy that thrives on its idiosyncratic quirkiness.


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Movie Review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

‘The Birth of a Nation’ is “only” marvelous, a powerful, mournful drama about slavery and systemic racism that is both admirably timeless and depressingly timely.




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