Shawn Edwards

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 “MLK/FBI,” a documentary about how Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Outside the Wire’: Unoriginal plot doesn’t do its great cast justice, suggests critic

Critics review “MLK/FBI,” a documentary about how Martin Luther King, Jr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “Mank,” which follows alcoholic screenwriter Herman J.

‘Nomadland’ is a modern day 'Grapes of Wrath,’ says critic

Critics review “Mank,” which follows alcoholic screenwriter Herman J.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “Rebecca,” a reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 romantic thriller about a newly married woman who learns that her husband’s deceased first wife still plays a big…

‘Rebecca’ works as a soap opera ghost story for millennials, says critic

Critics review “Rebecca,” a reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 romantic thriller about a newly married woman who learns that her husband’s deceased first wife still plays a big…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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With Hollywood fuming following WarnerMedia’s announcement that all its 2021 movies will stream on HBO Max the same they open in theaters, prolific producer Jason Blum weighs in.

from The Business

A documentary called "The Reason I Jump" is a stirring new addition to the movie genre--best exemplified by "The Miracle Worker"--about disabled people who can't express what they're…

from Film Reviews

Actor Riz Ahmed on getting out of his head for his newest role.

from The Treatment

George Clooney exclusively told KCRW that President Donald Trump and his family will be put “into the dustbin of history” after a Trump-supporting mob besieged the Capitol building on…

from The Business

Playwright, drag performer, and singing historian Taylor Mac will present a virtual show for one night only on December 12. “ Holiday Sauce...Pandemic!

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Historian Jon Wiener, who wrote “Conspiracy in the Streets” on the subject of the Netflix film, sets the record straight on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

from Scheer Intelligence

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" stars Viola Davis as the great blues singer of the title and Chadwick Boseman, brilliant in his final performance as the cornetist in a quartet that…

from Film Reviews

Facebook has banned President Trump, at least until his term is over. Twitter issued a 12-hour suspension of his account on Wednesday.

from Hollywood Breakdown

When WarnerMedia announced all of its 2021 movies would stream on HBO Max the same day they open in theaters, Hollywood was completely blindsided.

from Hollywood Breakdown