Shawn Edwards

award-winning film critic for FOX-TV in Kansas City, co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association

Film critic, co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association.

Shawn Edwards on KCRW

Critics review M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old,” about a family on vacation, enjoying the day on a secluded beach when they suddenly realize that something isn’t right; “Snake Eyes: G.I.

'Snake Eyes' would be better if unlinked to 'G.I. Joe' franchise, says critic

Critics review M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old,” about a family on vacation, enjoying the day on a secluded beach when they suddenly realize that something isn’t right; “Snake Eyes: G.I.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review Disney Pixar’s “Luca,” about a young boy enjoying a beautiful summer on the Italian coast, but he’s secretly a sea monster; “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go…

‘Fatherhood’ is a relatable look at Black families without negative tropes, says critic

Critics review Disney Pixar’s “Luca,” about a young boy enjoying a beautiful summer on the Italian coast, but he’s secretly a sea monster; “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “Spiral,” the ninth installment in the Saw film series, which follows a rookie detective and his veteran partner as they investigate a murder case; “Those Who Wish Me…

‘Oxygen’ star Melanie Laurent 'masterfully delivers' minimalist performance, says critic

Critics review “Spiral,” the ninth installment in the Saw film series, which follows a rookie detective and his veteran partner as they investigate a murder case; “Those Who Wish Me…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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