Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen In New Al Gore-Aping Global Warming Documentary
In the March 5-11 edition of Variety, film critic Scott Foundas hailed "Everything's Cool," a new documentary from the Sundance Film Festival featuring Heidi Cullen of the Weather Channel and former Boston Globe-nik Ross Gelbspan (the man who believes global warming will soon ruin professional baseball.) Foundas asked: "Can a movie about global warming be called lighthearted? If so, Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand's "Everything's Cool" comes as close as one imagines possible, essaying yet more inconvenient truths about the future of our planet in the same buoyant, irreverent style the filmmakers brought to their last activist docu, 'Blue Vinyl.'"
Foundas reported "colorful personalities abound, from global warming 'poet laureate' Bill McKibben to Weather Channel on-air climatologist Heidi Cullen and, most intriguingly, authors Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, whose essay 'The Death of Environmentalism' levied harsh criticism on the traditional environmental movement and advocated a new progressivism."
The critic, also with the alternative paper L.A. Weekly, especially liked how the film "can be downright euphoric in its sense of ordinary people doing their part for the planet, capped by the remarkable image of some 1,000 Inuit villagers (together with special guest stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Salma Hayek) arranging their bodies into a massive human art project that spells out the words 'Arctic Warning' when seen from above."