RIVER – Review by Liz Braun

Mother was right — you really can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. It certainly works for River, a visually spectacular documentary about the earth’s waterways that delivers a powerful environmental message by leading with positive images. River introduces the absolute magnificence of the rivers of this world, seducing a viewer with remarkable footage and inspiring an appreciation of the natural world before bringing down the hammer.

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RIVER – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Making her feature debut, writer-director Emily Skye expanded River from an award-winning short, but the story is a slow burn before it reaches any significant plot twist. Some of this might be because of budget constraints; flickering lights cue eerie moments, and in an economy of characters, River’s employer at a country store is also her therapist.

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