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.
Pan is both the title of this movie and an apt description of this review.
The global economic crisis – specifically, the housing collapse in Florida in 2010, two years after the financial crisis – is the springboard for this painfully resonant drama that shows homes being turned, sadly, back into houses.
The science fiction adventure starring Matt Damon earned an estimated $55-million on its debut weekend.
‘The Martian’ is, literally and figuratively, out of this world.
The animated comedy sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, scared up more than enough business over the weekend – an estimated $48-million — to take the box office crown.
‘Sleeping With Other People often plays like a 21st-century update of the popular and influential romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally.
‘ The intern stars Robert De Niro as retired, lonely, bored 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker who winds up the intern for Anne Hathaway’s character, Jules Ostin.
‘Pawn Sacrifice’ stars Tobey Maguire as the iconic chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, the kid from Brooklyn who would go on to become a tortured checkmating genius.
‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ earned an estimated $30-million and a first place finish on its debut weekend.
Equal parts spectacle and survival drama, ‘Everest’ is a true-story disaster thriller that operates under a cloud of doom.
From the Maze into the Scorch, otherwise known as from the frying pan into the fire. That’s the situation the teenage characters find themselves in in the second installment, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.’
Having played real-life gangster John Dillinger in Public Enemies in 2009, Depp relocates to Boston to try on his reel-life criminal’s hat once again in Black Mass.
M. Night Shyamalan tried to visit the number-one spot at the box office, but came up just a bit short.