Kindred ★★★★

Charlotte’s world grows smaller and smaller until she can’t even leave her room and as well as the historical connotations of confinement, it speaks to those facing a new lockdown, trapped and silenced by abusive families in these isolating times. Warping classics like ‘Clair de Lune’ and ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ and recurring motifs of caged birds and crows of bad omen to create an eerie atmosphere, Kindred isn’t super original but it is effective. As Charlotte becomes more a vessel for this heir, and less an autonomous human being, it reflects a culture of demonisation and hopelessness that black women face by the medical profession and society today.

-Fatima Sheriff
Review on Screen Queens