Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
An Inconvenient Truth
By far the most terrifying film you will ever see.
A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.
Third watch of Dystopian December. Some of you may know that I study geography and although my education is concerned with the human side, and not the physical side, of geography, environmentalism still presents an important topic within a number of courses that are provided to me. Notwithstanding the fact that global warming is an extremely boring subject once you know all the ins and outs that there are to know, Al Gore’s presentation still is the key output centred on this worldwide issue and perhaps the only documentation of it, other than scientific journal articles, that is really worth the time of exploring. It’s not unfair at all to call the man an expert, but it is his political…
Somber and thoughtful, yet still maintaining some well timed humor, An Inconvenient Truth is a smartly made documentary presented like a classroom lecture, but a compelling one at that.
I remember this being a cultural lightning rod when it came out. (As a teenager in a "global warming is fake" household, I had no interest in seeing it then.) Catching up with it now, I'm guessing that resonance was thanks solely to the urgency of its subject matter. As a call to action, it's noble. But as a movie, it's a very solid pamphlet. Director Davis Guggenheim awkwardly tries to construct an issue advocacy doc out of two disparate halves: a slideshow concert movie and a biographical profile of Al Gore. The latter strikes me as mostly superfluous—sure, he's led an eventful life, but it's of dubious relevance to the topic at hand—while the former's very Climate Change 101…
Good thing we are getting an ice age in 15 years
This documentary probably doesn't hold as much power as it did when it came out 8 years ago, but it's certainly just as true. Yeah, the statistics have changed a bit, and the world is taking more steps to put an end to global warming, but we certainly haven't done enough. And that's where the significance of this documentary comes in. It came out 8 years ago and even though the world as a whole has now (mostly) recognized the danger and truth behind global warming, we're still contributing to it more than ever. What's really fascinating is that when we finally beat out global warming (if we ever do, that is), this documentary will portray what this world has…
A sobering, fascinating documentary about the crisis that is global warming. Al Gore, a warm, genial man, talks to us gently, though urgently, about how our world is slowly crumbling. The facts and images are staggering; it’s mind-boggling that we’ve let our planet come to this. The film is not all that downbeat — it’s also funny and easy to swallow. But it also makes you angry and want to turn off your lights, computer, and TV, ride a bike instead of your car, use recycled paper, change your bulbs, and then tell everyone you know to do exactly the same thing. It’s all rather inspiring.
I really don't know how to review this because I saw it a long time ago. It's definitely a good message. Like it taught me about global warming, so that's obviously good. I don't know how good it is as a film, though.
'This is not a political issue, so much as a moral issue.'
A brilliant presentation, however one thing bugs me: there's no real mention of the effect of meat production to global warming. Granted, this could be because this film was made 10 years ago, and that sort of information still isn't incredibly popular today, never mind 2006. Gore touches on forest fires and sorta/maybe/kinda hints that he's going to talk about humans actually chopping down these forests (unless he did mention this and it's just gone over my head), but other than repeating, "It's a human problem" (paraphrased?) many times, there's no reallllllll talk of it.
But don't get me wrong. I still enjoyed this, and I'm glad it was one of the suggested documentaries when I was in the mood to watch something political.
More like inconvenient time to watch this for class!! smh but I almost cried when they said that polar bears started drowning bc of global warming
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Al Gore invented the TED Talk.
Rewatching this movie, it really stands out how odd of a direction Davis Guggenheim gave this film. I don't know of anything else like it that came before. It's part TED-talk, part history/nature doc, part personal retrospective on Gore's life in a way that's all melded together in loose non sequiturs. One minute we'll see graphics showing global redistribution of water, the next we drive through Al's childhood home and memories of his father. I think in many ways those were choices that somewhat undermined the pacing that the film takes. The lecture is the most interesting part in my opinion, and while it probably did need to be broken up to avoid getting dry, it comes across as disjointed.…
This is a documentary that everyone should see for its subject matter, even though it's not particularly brilliant film making.
Oh and also we're all going to die unless we start dumping ice in the ocean, Futurama-style.
Sobering yet empowering, everyone needs to see this movie.
Can a movie be a must-see but still not particularly compelling documentary filmmaking? The in-depth stuff about Al Gore's life is great. The slideshow parts are cool, but I felt like I was watching a TedTalk.
Can't tell if satire or not.
Working on adding notes for all of them.
Almost any movie directed…
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