Burning the Future: Coal in America Reviews

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 10, 2008
[Director] Novack has a dual focus: the U.S. consumption of coal, which accounts for just more than half the nation's energy, and 'mountaintop removal,' whereby companies, instead of actually mining, do a man-made Mount St. Helens.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
February 29, 2008
David Novack's documentary Burning the Future: Coal in America is as upsetting as it is informative.
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Ronnie Scheib
February 29, 2008
Pic deeply entrenches itself in the landscape, conveying both the beauty and the ravagement of the Appalachians.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
February 27, 2008
[David] Novack's...inability to tell a compelling story makes it difficult for us to summon outrage.