KINDRED MOVIE REVIEW
Charlotte discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant and almost immediately after her husband dies in an accident. Lucky for her, he came from a wealthy family that welcomes her into their mansion and their care with open arms. Ok, so NOT lucky for her, as the matriarch is kinda batty, is ‘keeping her locked in for her and the baby’s protection’, and what is with all those dreams she’s been having of crows? While the answers are somewhat more banal than some of us hoped for, your reviewing team of Chris, Rae, Lewayne, and Robert found plenty to like about this low-key IFC horror film, but it wasn’t near enough for some of them to recommend it…even if they have no small amount of difficulty exactly describing why that is.
DIRECTED BY: Joe Marcantonio
STARRING: Chloe Pirrie, Fiona Shaw, Jack Lowden, Anton Lesser, Edward Holcroft, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Natalia Kostrzewa, Tamara Lawrance, Nyree Yergainharsian, Toyah Frantzen
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)
You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.
Robert Garza (Screener Squad)
If it weren’t for sad music and scary stories I wouldn’t be as well-adjusted and cheerful as I am today. Moonlighting as a musician off and on since adolescence, I am as big a fan of scores and needle drops as I am of slow zooms, production design, and third act exposition. Just about all of my screen time is spent on international horror, drama, and hour long episodic. Big fan of genre, and the biggest fan of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi with meaningful representation and narratives that use trauma, grief, and grace as more than surface-level content. Also, I read a ton of modern horror novels/comics and stan Matt Berry. In the before times I worked music and film festivals across the US and will hopefully return to that sometime in the future.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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