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Kiss the Water Reviews

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September 6, 2017
A wee treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 28, 2014
Impressionistic animation illustrates the beauty Boyd created...Megan herself comes off as some kind of fabled creature, never seen, but always admired and respected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2014
With its lyrical blend of atmospheric Highland footage and expressionist animation, this is much more than a documentary about the dying art of hand-fashioned fishing hooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2014
Steel uses animation, crispy cinematography and interviews with Boyd's protégés and friends to chart the depths of this one-of-a-kind businesswoman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2014
What seems at first an impossibly flimsy and meagre documentary subject slowly reveals itself as cine-miniaturism with charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2014
It makes fishing look an Edenic pastime, with Boyd's iridescent feather/fur/hair creations proving that in a prelapsarian world even salmon can have the fine or fatal sensibility of art connoisseurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2014
It's a small film, but a quietly affecting one as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2014
This is the story of an odd life, and a degree of oddness in its telling is desirable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2014
Definitely not your standard doc, this is something special ... a captivating journey through a landscape of mystery and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2014
Deploys talking heads, dreamy animations and lyrical music to trace the arc of Boyd's life and mount a poetic, poignant tribute to the seductive mystique of a rarefied craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2014
It's a pity there's so little footage of Boyd, but Em Cooper's animation bridges some of the gaps in this gentle, artful pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2014
Steel often succeeds in conjuring a contemplative trance, which is especially impressive given the arcane subject matter.
April 24, 2013
This is an impressionistic portrait, as multi-faceted and delicate as the flies which we see being created at points through the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 16, 2014
The lazy structure, lack of narrative drive or visual stimulus quickly reveal the reasons that Boyd's life hasn't been tackled cinematically before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2014
An inventively told story without a human heart.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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