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.

(Michiel Huisman, left, stars with Blake Lively in "The Age of Adaline.")

Movie Review: ‘The Age of Adaline’

Blake Lively, in her first starring role, plays Adaline Bowman, a 29-year-old widow and mother who stays young, never aging.

KYW Newsradio 1060–19 hours ago

(Russell Crowe directs and stars in "The Water Diviner.")

Movie Review: ‘The Water Diviner’

(2½ stars out of 4)With “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe joins the ranks of high-profile movie actors who have transitioned into the director’s chair.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac star in "Ex Machina.")

Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

The title comes from the Latin phrase “deus ex machina,” meaning “god from the machine.” And what a machine it is.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

unfirended

Movie Review: ‘Unfriended’

(2½ stars out of 4)It’s a supernatural horror thriller that explores our addiction to social media.

04/17/2015

(Jonah Hill and James Franco star in the docudrama "True Story.")

Movie Review: ‘True Story’

Although it’s not nail-bitingly suspenseful and rooting interest is nowhere to be found, it is at least cerebrally absorbing throughout.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

("Monkey Kingdom." Image from Disney Corp.)

Movie Review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

(2½ stars out of 4)Macaque monkeys Maya and Kip are the focal characters in this nature documentary about the simian society’s rigid class system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

("Furious 7," from Universal Pictures)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Furious 7′ Continues To Set The Pace

The seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise earned an estimated $61-million on its second weekend of release, giving it another runaway first-place finish.

04/13/2015

(Simon Pegg stars in "Kill Me Three Times.")

Movie Review: ‘Kill Me Three Times’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Kill Me Three Times” puts a gaggle of amoral, deceitful characters into a movie that is far too fixated on grotesquely bloody occurrences to be a pure comedy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

longest ride

Movie Review: ‘The Longest Ride’

(2½ stars out of 4)it’s a great effort despite a bizarre, out-of-left-field ending.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, and Adam Driver are among the stars in "While We're Young.")

Movie Review: ‘While We’re Young’

(3 stars out of 4)While we don’t exit director Noah Baumbach’s latest feeling fully satisfied with the journey his characters are on, there is plenty of audience-friendly food for thought along the way.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

("Furious 7," from Universal Pictures)

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Furious 7′ Races To The Top

Installment number seven in the popular ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise earned an estimated whopping $143-million on its debut weekend.

04/06/2015

(Al Pacino, left, and Christopher Plummer star in “Danny Collins.”)

Movie Review: ‘Danny Collins’

(3 stars out of 4)In this heart-on-its-sleeve comedy-drama, Al Pacino (left) stars as an aging, rich, and famous singer-songwriter seeking redemption as a family man.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/04/2015

("Furious 7," from Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Furious 7′

(2½ stars out of 4)Like its predecessors, number seven offers diverse casting, rooting-interest-friendly teamwork, excessive and preposterous vehicular mayhem, and car-toonish indestructibility.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(Helen Mirren, center, stars in "Woman in Gold.")

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Woman in Gold” is the true-story account of one woman’s struggle, aided by her lawyer, to restore her property and reclaim her past from the Austrian government.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

("Home" stars characters voiced by Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and others.)

Weekend Box Office Report: Moviegoers Welcome ‘Home’

‘Home,’ the animated science fiction comedy, earned an estimated, robust $54-million on its debut weekend.

03/30/2015

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