movie reviews

(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

(credit: Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’

‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ returns to the big screen in the hopes that young viewers who are already fans want to spend additional time with SpongeBob Squarepants in a larger format.

02/05/2015

("Project Almanac" stars Johnny Weston, Sam Lerner, and Allen Evangelista.)

Movie Review: ‘Project Almanac’

Ahh, teens with a time machine. Think of the possibilities!

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in "Black or White.")

Movie Review: ‘Black or White’

Here’s a drama abour racial matters in which, just in case we’d forgotten, race matters.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star in "A Most Violent Year.")

Movie Review: ‘A Most Violent Year’

Here is a morality tale that explores criminality and ponders whether or not an honest man can thrive in a corrupt world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

the boy next door

Movie Review: ‘The Boy Next Door’

It gets more ludicrous, more preposterous, and more unconvincing as it proceeds, and ends up as such a parody of itself, it plays out like a satirical Saturday Night Live sketch.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/24/2015

(Julianne Moore stars in "Still Alice.")

Movie Review: ‘Still Alice’

Julianne Moore, in an Oscar-nominated performance as an Alzheimer’s victim, calibrates and reveals her decline subtly but unmistakably.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Jennifer Aniston, right, stars in "Cake.")

Movie Review: ‘Cake’

(2½ stars out of 4)Jennifer Aniston, blessed with exquisite comic timing, acquits herself nicely with this venture into drama.

01/22/2015

(Josh Gad and Kevin Hart star in "The Wedding Ringer.")

Movie Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’

This screenplay, instead of exploring the main characters or their actions, resorts to lengthy, pointless, amateurish slapstick sequences.

01/17/2015

(Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper.")

Movie Review: ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper stars as real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who did four tours of duty in Iraq and became the most accomplished and decorated marksman in US history.

01/15/2015

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