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.

NEW YORK - MAY 19:  Fans wait in line to buy remaining tickets to popular movies including "The Da Vinci Code" May 19, 2006 at the AMC Theaters on 42nd Street in New York City. Worldwide protests and bans on the film resulted from groups opposed to the depiction of religious organizations and factual misrepresentations in the book and movie.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Bad Moms’

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: (L-R) Actress Kathryn Hahn, producers Shivani Rawat and Lynette Howell, actors Viggo Mortensen, Annalise Basso, Shree Crooks, writer/director Matt Ross, actresses Samantha Isler and Missi Pyle and producer Jamie Patricof attend the premiere of Bleecker Street Media's 'Captain Fantastic' at Harmony Gold on June 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’

The title makes it sounds like a comic book-inspired superhero thriller. It’s not. In fact, it’s anything but.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  Chris Pine arrives for the UK premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" at Empire Leicester Square on July 12, 2016 in London, UK.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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The new ‘Star Trek’ sequel traveled beyond.


NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18:  Actresses Jennifer Saunders (L) and Joanna Lumley attend the "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" New York premiere at SVA Theater on July 18, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

Ab Fab is back. And, given the state of the world of late and our collective need for a few laughs, not a moment too soon.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  Chris Pine arrives for the UK premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" at Empire Leicester Square on July 12, 2016 in London, UK.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

‘Star Trek Beyond, ‘ the third installment in the most recent rebooted series, is very much on the pedestrian side.


(From L) US director Woody Allen, US actress Kristen Stewart and US actor Jesse Eisenberg pose as they arrive on May 11, 2016 for the screening of the film "Cafe Society" during the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI        (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Café Society’

‘Café Society’ is essentially a romcom. But there’s an existential sadness underlying the plot that gives the film a legitimate distinctiveness.


NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11:  Melissa Silverstein and screenwriter Katie Dippold attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Presents GHOSTBUSTERS: A SNEAK PREVIEW WITH SCREENWRITER KATIE DIPPOLD as part of The Academy's "Spotlight On Screenwriting" Series on July 11, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

‘Ghostbusters’ Challenges ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ At Box Office

Overall, industry-wide totals were respectable, but still well below those of last weekend and those of a year ago.


(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’

Thirty years later, it arrives, a reimagined ‘Ghostbusters’ for a new generation.


NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 22:  Owen Suskind, Journalist Ron Suskind and Cornelia Suskind Speak at Q&A for the screening of "Life, Animated" during the 2016 Nantucket Film Festival Day 1 on June 22, 2016 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for 2016 Nantucket Film Festival)

Movie Review: ‘Life, Animated’

Life, Animated is an emotionally engaging and richly rewarding documentary about the coming-of-age of an autistic child and the way that his passion for Disney cartoons unlocks the key to his language skills.


CHICAGO,ILL - JUNE 28:  Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund walks the green carpet greeting pet fans at the General Mills Cereal Exclusive Pets-Only Movie Experience for The Secret Life of Pets on June 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for General Mills Cereal

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ Fights To Top Of Box Office

It’s the sixth biggest animated debut in movie history.


(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Universal)

Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

It’s a peek behind the curtain into the world of domestic dogs and cats and birds, oh, my, in the animated comedy ‘The Secret Life of Pets.’


LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 14:  (L-R) Actors Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron of 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates' speak onstage during CinemaCon 2016 as 20th Century Fox Invites You to a Special Presentation Highlighting Its Future Release Schedule at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Movie Review: ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

Do I find Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates eruptively funny? I do.


LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Naomie Harris arrives for the UK Gala of 'Our Kind Of Traitor' at The Curzon Mayfair on May 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’

Our Kind of Traitor centers on an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Producer John Lasseter and Nancy Lasseter attend the world premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'Finding Dory' at the El Capitan Theatre 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dory’ Still Swimming Strong

Three new movies landed in theaters over the holiday weekend, but none could perform as swimmingly as Dory.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21:  (L-R) Director Steven Spielberg, actress Ruby Barnhill and actor Mark Rylance arrive on the red carpet for the US premiere of Disney's "The BFG," directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. A giant sized crowd lined the streets of Hollywood Boulevard to see stars arrive at the El Capitan Theatre. "The BFG" opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth, at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Movie Review: ‘The BFG’

If Spielbergian isn’t already an official cinematic adjective, it ought to be.



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