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.
For Nicholas Sparks completists, ‘The Choice,’ the latest of his book-to-screens, is the eleventh novel of his to make its way to the movie screen.
‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is here and a movie that might have passed muster as a Saturday Night Live sketch struggles and strains on the movie screen.
The animated sequel, Kung Fu Panda 3, led the way at the box office, earning an estimated $21-million over the weekend for a second straight first-place finish.
Pride and Prejudice was an 1813 novel by Jane Austen about five husband-hunting sisters in a times-are-tough aristocratic family and the mother desperate to marry them off in 19th-century England. Destined to become an acknowledged classic, it was a comedy of manners addressing such themes as love, marriage, wealth, class, and family.
The Coen Brothers’ latest comedy ‘Hail Caesar!’ falls well short of expectations, a whole that’s less than the sum of its parts.
A familiar animated panda led the way at the box office over the weekend.
Jack Black returns, giving voice and lending aspects of his paunchy persona to Po the Panda in the film ‘Kung Fu Panda 3.’
‘The Lady in the Van,’ is a comedy adaptation of the play of the same name by Alan Bennett, based on a “mostly true story.”
The Revenant, the Oscar-nominated thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio that was the runner-up last weekend, took the first-place crown this weekend, earning an estimated $16-million.
How shockingly horrendous and aggressively unfunny is Dirty Grandpa? Let’s put it this way.
The first of a trilogy, The 5th Wave is a post-apocalyptic, teen-centric science fiction thriller.
’45 Years’ is the first for which British actress Charlotte Rampling has been acknowledged by the industry, with an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
The new comedy sequel, ‘Ride Along 2,’ starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, won the weekend, taking in $34-million.
It’s is a relentless, one-dimensional, technically adroit tribute.
The overall problem with Norm of the North is that he and his movie are below the norm.