Topic: Environment

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    Stink!

    Movies have one job: to entertain us. Documentaries have a higher task: to entertain us and to be exact. Unfortunately, Stink! fails on the second count. Stink! is about the quest of Big Apple-based Jon Whelan, a single father of two daughters who lost his wife to breast cancer, to… read more

  • Dirty Business

    ‘Dirty Business’ has enough spin to make one dizzy. For 90 minutes, viewers are led around in circles by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell as he walks us through a confusing hit piece on America’s coal industry. Conspicuously absent from Goodell’s narration is the main reason why coal produces over half of America’s energy in the… read more

  • Above All Else

    ‘Above All Else’ follows the life of David Daniel, one of the few grown-ups in the world who still builds tree forts in the woods. David Daniel and his ragtag group of ‘environmentalists’ decide that the most effective way to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is to organize a… read more

  • Gasland

    Gasland has been widely praised by critics for its dramatic storytelling and extraordinary visuals—it’s lauded as “one of the most effective and expressive environmental films in recent years.” Environmentalists credit the film with bolstering the anti-fracking movement, encouraging politicians and voters to ban drilling in various states and localities. Yet… read more

  • Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

    ‘Eco-Pirate’ glorifies the dangerous and violent tactics that Paul Watson uses in order to conduct his “whale wars.” It is deeply disturbing that the director of the film, Trish Dolman, chose to glorify Watson’s form of vigilante justice rather than more civic-minded approaches for enacting change. Even Greenpeace, which is… read more

  • Gasland 2

    Gasland 2 is the sequel to the equally inaccurate film “Gasland.” If you saw the first film, you can probably spare yourself from sitting through the second. For the most part, this is the same hoax being perpetrated in a different state. Gasland 2 continues to promote the myth that hydraulic fracturing leads to… read more

  • Forks Over Knives

    Food issues are notoriously tricky because they rely on studies of what people eat. But because diets are so varied, it’s hard to pinpoint cause and effect, meaning everyone from vegans to Paleo buffs has a “scientifically proven” diet. Forks Over Knives doesn’t offer anything different. This flick is a… read more

  • The Atomic States of America

    The Atomic States of America is an embarrassing attempt to fearmonger Americans into opposing nuclear power. The filmmakers use images from the Fukushima nuclear accident in order to frighten Americans into buying their false narrative regarding the safety of nuclear power. An embarrassing attempt to fearmonger Americans into opposing nuclear power. If… read more

  • Food Inc

    Food Inc is another documentary that attempts to shift the blame for America’s obesity rate to anyone but the consumer. Unless you are unaware that fast food is unhealthy, don’t expect to learn anything from this documentary. The filmmakers attempt to raise hysteria on the proliferation of cheap food in America, while failing… read more

  • Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Don’t be fooled by the title. ‘Plastic Paradise’ does little to educate the audience on the consequences of plastic pollution in the ocean. Instead, the film largely focuses on promoting sham science regarding Bisphenol A (BPA) that has been thoroughly and consistently debunked by none other than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Startlingly,… read more