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.
‘Hell or High Water’ is a crime-spree thriller about a pair of brothers, Toby and Tanner Howard, played respectively by Chris Pine and Ben Foster.
‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ hits just about every note just right.
It’s rare in the modern movie marketplace for the author of the book from a which a film emerges to be the most familiar name connected with the project.
With ‘Suicide Squad’ headed for the record books, industry-wide totals were well ahead of those of last weekend and those of a year ago.
But the movie, while not suicidal, is not good either.
Some might come into the film wondering why the subject deserves all this attention, but the film makes its case: what’s being celebrated here is somebody who absolutely pushed the boundaries of television and changed our culture for the better.
So what’s headed our way during the holiday season, from right before Thanksgiving until the end of the calendar year?
And with the highly anticipated Suicide Squad headed into theaters, box-office expectations for next weekend are sky-high.
As sequels go, Jason Bourne may not feel necessary, but it’s absorbing nonetheless.
The film is not exactly nuanced and is underwritten enough to be uneven, but at least it has a specific, audience-friendly agenda and is fitfully amusing.
The title makes it sounds like a comic book-inspired superhero thriller. It’s not. In fact, it’s anything but.
The new ‘Star Trek’ sequel traveled beyond.
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.
‘Star Trek Beyond, ‘ the third installment in the most recent rebooted series, is very much on the pedestrian side.
‘Café Society’ is essentially a romcom. But there’s an existential sadness underlying the plot that gives the film a legitimate distinctiveness.