Bill 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.
It’s not quite a ripoff, not quite a knockoff, not quite an homage. Let’s call it an echo and leave it at that.
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Transformers franchise is anything but extinct. In its second weekend, the science fiction sequel, Transformers: Age of Extinction, made it two weekends in a row on top of [...]
The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.
With its idiosyncratic take on the 99 percent/one percent income-inequality class system and environmental destructiveness at the forefront, the film has remarkable contemporary relevance.
“Third Person,” despite an intriguing opening and numerous compelling individual moments, demands patience from us without sufficiently rewarding it by film’s end.
Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment in the science fiction series, earned an estimated $100-million for a runaway first-place finish.
We interrupt the current summer movie season to bring you a sneak peek at the lineup of movies headed our way at year’s end…
With this fourth installment in the “Transformers” franchise from director Michael Bay, I’ve been magically transformed from a bored viewer into a really bored viewer.
The ensemble comedy sequel, ‘Think Like a Man Too,’ featuring Kevin Hart, earned an estimated $30–million on its debut weekend, grabbing the top spot at the box office.
“Jersey Boys” is a movieization of the hit musical that opened in 2005 and became one of Broadway’s longest-running shows.
There’s just too much going on for the film’s through-line to buzz through the clutter.
Like its standup-comic protagonist, the film is rough around the edges, impressing us with its brave ambitiousness, but still struggling to get satisfying laughs and smiles of recognition.
’22 Jump Street,’ the sequel to 21 Jump Street, once again starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, jumped to a first-place finish by earning an estimated $60-million.
The first one was respectable. The second is delectable.