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.
Learning to Drive is an excursion worth taking, a double character study that centers on the seemingly parallel experiences of two appealing and revealing characters.
The box office winner by default was the holdover faith-based drama, War Room.
[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"] (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] Here’s the second of three movies to emerge in the space of two years about the same real-life person. Now that’s high-profile.
[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"] (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] A smart, witty, and moving comedy with a host of fully yet economically realized characters, and a lead performance by Lily Tomlin that adds yet another vivid and funny character to her one-woman repertory company.
Like the Reese Witherspoon vehicle of 2014, A Walk in the Woods involves an improbably lengthy hike.
In this marital dramedy, Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt play spouses Tim and Lee, parents of a three-year-old boy (played by the director’s son), who are housesitting in the Hollywood Hills at the home of one of aerobics instructor Lee’s wealthy clients.
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As if raising and protecting a family isn’t difficult and precarious enough, No Escape ups the ante exponentially. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star in this action-suspense thriller as […]
The runner-up was the hit sequel, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which added $12-million to its cumulative total as it passed the $150-million mark.
With the summer movie season winding down, moviegoers can begin to anticipate a more thoughtful, sober array of autumn films.
Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a stoner who, unknown to himself, serves as a sleeper agent in a surreptitious government program who has just been targeted for extermination.
From beginning to end, The End of the Tour is riveting.
Director F. Gary Gray’s “gangsta rap” biodrama earned an estimated $56-million on its debut weekend, giving it a runaway first-place finish.
Based on the 1960s campy and comedic spy series, the retro thriller is set when the Cold War is at its hottest, the sixties are still seen as swinging, and two rival spies are forced to work together to save the world.
Sprawling and perhaps overstuffed but energetic and insightful, the biographical melodrama “Straight Outta Compton” addresses rap’s bad rap in a powerfully resonant way.
On its second weekend, the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, earned an estimated $29-million to repeat as the first-place attraction.