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.

Movie Review: ‘Table 19’

Table 19 is every wedding-reception-from-hell anecdote invited to one movie premise.


Movie Review: ‘My Life As A Zucchini’

It’s not that he is a zucchini. It’s that he wants to be called Zucchini.


Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Get Out’ Tops Box Office

Overall, industry-wide totals for Oscars weekend were well below those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.


The Academy Awards Oscars (Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Oscar Pix And Predix: Best Picture

Sunday evening at the internationally televised Oscar ceremony, nine of 2016’s best movies vie for the Academy Award for Best Picture.


Oscar Pix And Predix: Actors

Last time, we handicapped the ladies duking it out for Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Today we turn to the Oscar-seeking gentlemen.


Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Continues To Build On Success

The animated sequel, The LEGO Batman Movie, made it two first-place finishes in a row, earning an estimated $34-million and taking the top spot again.


Oscar Pix And Predix: Actresses

With the glitzy, glamorous Academy Awards ceremony just a few days away, let’s take a ladies-first look at the races for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.


Movie Review: ‘The Red Turtle’

The animated The Red Turtle is a silent castaway fable that explores our connection to the natural world.


Movie Review: ‘A United Kingdom’

The United Kingdom doesn’t come off so great in the cleverly titled A United Kingdom — about as well as the state of Virginia comes off in Loving.


Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

The LEGO Batman Movie borrows from the Batman mythology to deliver a lighthearted Batman flick but with comedy and Lego.


Weekend Box Office Report: Split Remains Top Of Box Office

Industry-wide Super Bowl Weekend totals were much lower than those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.


Movie Review: ‘Rings’

‘Rings’ has a familiar ring to it. That’s because it’s the third offering in the supernatural-horror-thriller franchise launched in 2002.


Movie Review: ‘The Space Between Us’

Well, it’s certainly an aptly titled movie.


Movie Review: ‘The Comedian’

It’s called “The Comedian”, but it’s not a comedy.


Movie Review: ‘Gold’

Not much glitters in Gold.


Movie Review: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is a family comedy-drama aimed at young kids and dog-owning adults.


Movie Review: ‘XXX: Return Of Xander Cage’

XXX marked the spot-spot-spot for its target audience with enough commercial success to spawn a pair of sequels. So far.


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

The latest from locally-based director M. Night Shyamalan, the horror thriller, ‘Split,’ starring James McAvoy, finished first on its initial weekend by earning an estimated $40-million.


Movie Review: 20th Century Women

So we’ll raise 2-1/2 stars out of 4…


Movie Review: The Founder

So we’ll order 3 stars out of 4.


Movie Review: ‘Split’

‘Split’ is a twisted, breathlessly absorbing psychological horror thriller with elements of the supernatural, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.


Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Hidden Figures’ Races To The Top

The space race drama, ‘Hidden Figures,’ had the top spot all to itself this weekend, earning an estimated $21-million.


Movie Review: ‘Paterson’

‘Paterson’ is a week-in-the-life drama, one day at a time, about a city bus driver who writes poetry as an avocation.


Movie Review: ‘Live By Night’

Live by Night is an organized crime drama set in the Prohibition era.


Movie Review: ‘Patriot’s Day’

The first commandment in making a movie about a recent real-life tragedy like the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is to demonstrate respect for the victims and heroes being depicted.


Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Scores Fourth Straight Win

The spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, finished in first place for a fourth straight weekend, earning an estimated $22-million and pushing its cumulative take over the $475-million mark.


Movie Review: ‘A Monster Calls’

A Monster Calls is a horror fantasy set in England about coming of age and overcoming loss.


Movie Review: ‘Silence’

It’s about religion, but ‘Silence’ pulsates with violence.


Bill Wine’s Winter Movie Preview

The upcoming Oscar campaign will dominate movie news In January and February, and the most prominent Academy Awards contenders will continue to beckon from multiplex marquees.


Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Rogue One’ In First Place 3 Weeks In A Row

The musical animated comedy, Sing, remained the runner-up as well.




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