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.

Actress Annette Bening (L) and director/actor Warren Beatty attend the world premiere of 'Rules Don't Apply' at AFI Fest 2016, presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Audi)

Movie Review: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Rules Don’t Apply is big and handsome, but doesn’t really fly.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  (L-R) Producers Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Head of Marketing and Distribution Amazon Studios Bob Berney, actor Casey Affleck, Head of Worldwide Film Amazon studios Jason Ropell, producers Lauren Beck and Josh Godfrey, attend the premiere of Amazon Studios' "Manchester By The Sea" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

It’s a smartly written, brilliantly acted, absolutely unforgettable drama.

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Movie Review: ‘Moana’

Three primary characters dominate the vibrant animated adventure comedy, Moana.


British actress Katherine Waterston (from 4L), US actor Ezra Miller, British actor Eddie Redmayne, Scottish author J.K. Rowling, British actress Carmen Ejogo, US actress Alison Sudol, US actor Dan Fogler and British film director Davis Yates, pose with other cast members after arriving to attend the European premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' in Leicester Square in central London on November 15, 2016.  / AFP / BEN STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Box Office Report: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Works Its Magic

Picking up right where the boy wizard left off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter franchise starring Eddie Redmayne from author J.K. Rowling, finished first at the box office by earning an estimated $75-million on its debut weekend.


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Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

A Harry Potter prequel of sorts, it’s a fanciful adventure fantasy about a fictitious British author.


(L-R) Actor Mason Lee, Oscar director Ang Lee and actor Joe Alwyn pose for photos during a press conference to promote their latest film "Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk" in Taipei on November 3, 2016.
Taiwan-born Lee returned to the island to promote his war drama "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" starring newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin ahead of its November 11 release.  / AFP / SAM YEH        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

The movie, unfortunately, is director Ang Lee’s long one-time stumble.


Actress Hailee Steinfeld walks the carpet on arrival for a Los Angeles Premiere of the film 'The Edge of Seventeen' in Los Angeles, California on November 9, 2016. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: The Edge Of Seventeen

It may not be edgy, but it’s got charm, energy, and humor to burn.


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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Doctor Strange’ Remains Top

Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly lower than those of last weekend…


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Movie Review: ‘The Eagle Huntress’

‘The Eagle Huntress,’ off to a good start on the film festival circuit, follows Aisholpan Naigurv, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to hunt with an eagle.


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Movie Review: ‘Loving’

‘Loving’ is a quietly powerful civil rights biodrama, the true story of Richard and Mildred (Jeter) Loving, played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, an interracial couple – she’s black and he’s white – who marry in 1958 in Virginia.


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Movie Review: ‘Arrival’

‘Arrival’ is a knockout, a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising, and supremely satisfying drama that speaks to the head and the heart – in that order.


(L-R) Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in front of the Doctor Strange inspired 3D Art at a fan screening, to celebrate the release of Marvel Studio's Doctor Strange at the Odeon Leicester Square, on October 24, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Disney)

Box Office Report: Marvel Works Their Magic Once Again

Doctor Strange lit it up at the box office over the weekend.


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Movie Review: ‘Trolls’

‘Trolls’ goes down in the books as an animated comedy — but it’s actually a forced march through the aisles of a toy store.


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Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’

The Marvelization of Hollywood continues with ‘Doctor Strange,’ the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a brutal Australian-American biodrama about a real-life conscientious objector’s seemingly paradoxical battlefield heroism.



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