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.
The animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, finished in first place on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $39-million.
‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the sequel to 2014’s ‘Neighbors,’ starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.
‘The Nice Guys’ is a hard-edged, noirish, thoroughly cynical romp-and-stomp thriller with a sense of humor that we wish it would display much more extensively.
By Bill Wine KYW Newsradio 1060 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It began as a video game and became a smartphone app and now it’s a movie. If that doesn’t sound like a red flag being flown, […]
The fantasy sequel earned an estimated $73-million for a second straight first-place finish at the box office.
‘High-Rise,’ adapted from the 1975 satirical novel about urban living by J.G. Ballard, is set in a luxury condominium on the outskirts of London in the mid-1970s.
Money Monster hereby joins such films as The Big Short, Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Arbitrage in the subgenre of modern movies trying to explain the inscrutable financial arena through entertainment aimed at a mass audience.
‘A Bigger Splash’ is a loose English-language remake of the 1969 French film, The Swimming Pool, with sun and skin on foreground display and undeniably gorgeous scenery at every turn in the background.
Overall, industry-wide totals far surpassed those of last weekend or last year, mostly because of the strong start to the big summer season provided by Captain America: Civil War.
Susan Sarandon is an acting treasure is her latest film, ‘The Meddler.’
And now they fight each other. That’s about the size of the narrative in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ as the movie-screen superheroes who have emerged from Marvel Comics choose up sides and have at it.
The 2016 summer movie season is upon us.
Second place went to the holdover sequel, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, with over $9-million. The weekend’s three new mainstream releases also finished in the top ten. The Key and Peele comedy, Keanu, with the popular television comedy team of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele making the jump to the movie screen, debuted in third place with $9-million.
In ‘Mother’s Day,’ three generations come together, mothers everywhere are celebrated, and we’re left wishing that the movie was as creative as it is mawkish.
Bravely, daring to sport a premise that is off-putting from the get-go, ‘Green Room’ pits punk rockers against neo-Nazis.