Your critical eye is only somewhat appreciated here. In fact, in all honesty, it might have been better if you just kept your mouth shut. While many films might please our own personal critical eye if they were changed to suit our opinions, sometimes it's better just to recognize amazing qualities in cinema. Namely, in this film, this is the greater story of the environmental movement that so far has gone untold. Frankly, i'm surprised this is how negatively the Village Voice is weighing in on such an important film that documents so many untold important stories, while papers like the Hollywood Reporter have given much more fair and positive reviews of the film. What ever happened to the Voice? Zachary, maybe there is a position at the New York Post that might be more appropriate for you?
In all honestly, who has told so well the story of Lois Gibbs? Or what about the story of the Sierra Club? There are so many stories in this film that must be told to a larger audience, meanwhile your review treats the totality of these stories as merely roadsigns in a battle for a more dramatic dynamic narrative. Ah, the TV generation. Never ones to stay in their seats long.
Zackary, while this film is obviously not one that you need, you forget your job as a reviewer: IT'S ONE THAT WE, THE AUDIENCE AND THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, DESPERATELY DO NEED. The people of my organization desperately need this film, but you treat it as a footnote rather than a headline. This is a very important film and your myopic view just dissuaded many from having the opportunity to see it and decide for themselves. And these are people that we need to have galvanized - after all, if the world is going to be saved, it's going to be in large part due to the environmental and climate justice movements.Frankly, I'm surprised that the editors of the Village Voice would allow such an important film to be criticized through the lens of such a shallow perspective.
David Braun, President
United for Action