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 new film releases: “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” “Men,” “Firestarter,” “Emergency,” and “Senior Year.”

‘Men’ director is master of inescapably tense mood, says critic

Critics review new film releases: “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” “Men,” “Firestarter,” “Emergency,” and “Senior Year.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review new film releases: “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” “Father Stu,” “Paris, 13th District,” and “Dual.”

‘Paris, 13th District’ is sexy French rom com with diverse cast, says critic

Critics review new film releases: “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” “Father Stu,” “Paris, 13th District,” and “Dual.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review new movie releases: “Deep Water,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Umma,” “Alice,” and “Master.”

‘Master’ is intelligent combo of ‘Get Out’ and ‘Dear White People,’ says critic

Critics review new movie releases: “Deep Water,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Umma,” “Alice,” and “Master.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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