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(Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman star in "Run All Night.")

Movie Review: ‘Run All Night’

Let’s face it: you’ll be hard-pressed finding anyone to root for.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/14/2015

(Lily James stars as "Cinderella.")

Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’

(2½ stars out of 4)The filmmakers take a straightforward, faithful approach to the material, retaining its essential sweetness, allowing the silliness quotient to rise but not fly away, and letting the lavish sets, costumes, and special effects do the heavy lifting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

("Unfinished Business" stars, L-R, Vince Vaughn, Dav e Franco, and Tom Wilkinson.)

Movie Review: ‘Unfinished Business’

(2½ stars out of 4)This is a mixed bag, to be sure, and could have used a rewrite or two.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

(Richard Gere is among the stars of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.")

Movie Review: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

(2½ stars out of 4)Its predecessor offered freshness and originality, while this sequel trades in familiarity and contrivance.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

The Lazarus Effect

Movie Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’

It’s a slapdash horror thriller that squanders a decent premise and gives up on itself by the third reel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/28/2015

Will Smith stars in "Focus."

Movie Review: ‘Focus’

It’s a flimflam flick about pros arranging cons.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/27/2015

(credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

Movie Review: ‘Red Army’

(2½ stars out of 4)Perhaps the most successful dynasty in sports history wasn’t a football team or a baseball team or a basketball team. It was a hockey team and not one in the National Hockey League.

02/26/2015

(Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman.")

Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor

Here’s how the Academy of “Me, Myself, and I” sees the Oscar races for best supporting actor and best actor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Julianne Moore stars in "Still Alice.")

Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress

Now, let’s handicap the Oscar races for best supporting actress and best actress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(2013 file photo.  Credit:  Christopher Polk/ Getty Images)

Bill Wine’s Oscar Previews: Best Picture and Best Director

Sunday evening we find out, during a telecast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, which movie is to be officially declared the best film of 2014, and who will be declared best director.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in "Fifty Shades of Grey.")

Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

(2½ stars out of 4)The collaborators have taken the slow-build approach and aimed for sensual tension rather than graphic sexuality in the early scenes as they set up what turns out to be a psychosexual mystery.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Colin Firth, left, stars in "Kingsman: The Secret Service.")

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

(2 stars out of 4)Kingsman: The Secret Service falls so short of the mark, it’s not even funny. Literally.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

("Song of the Sea.")

Movie Review: ‘Song of the Sea’

Deservedly nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature, “Song of the Sea” is a beautifully hand-drawn supernatural adventure, a fabulous fable for viewers of all ages.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Kevin Costner stars in "McFarland, USA.")

Bill Wine’s Winter-Spring Movies Preview

Here are 25 titles about to open during February, March, and April.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

(Mila Kunis stars in "Jupiter Ascending.")

Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’

With a plot that’s literally all over the universe and redundant action sequences that go on forever, this is a thriller that dares you to stay with it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015