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In the center of the recent Tribeca Film Festival scandal surrounding his film VAXXED: From Cover-up to Controversy stands Andrew Wakefield, discredited and stripped of his medical license for his infamous study suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease, and autism. THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST takes us into the inner sanctum of Wakefield and his family from 2011- 2016 as he fights for his day in court in a little known defamation case against the British Medical Journal. Wakefield attempts to clear his name as the media-appointed Father of the Anti-vaccine movement. Director Miranda Bailey weaves a delicate portrait of a man who is THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST utilizing a never-before-seen, full access look at the man at the center of one of the biggest medical and media controversies of our times.

Genres
Documentary, Biography
Director
Miranda Bailey

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Monday, 06 Jul 2020 14:11

I will start by saying that I am a big fan of documentary. I love documentaries about politics, the military, history, economics, etc. I think documentaries are important, and this film is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It goes back to the great documentary maker, Seymour Hoffman. The film is an extremely well made piece of work, and the director, Sean Bobbitt, did a fantastic job in capturing the essence of a great documentary. The film does a great job of showing the real news, the controversy, and the politics. The film is also very well edited, as it is a film that is a work of art. The film goes back and forth in the life of the father and the son, and shows the dramatic events that are happening on the news. The son is a little bit of a psychopath, and his father is a very damaged person. The father and son, and the entire family, all of them are affected by this situation, and the father in particular, he is also in a very difficult position. All of the family members are doing everything they can to help, including the son. The father in particular, we see that he has a terrible temper, and we see how his life is changing. The film also shows the rise of the so called "Jihadist" that is rising in the world. The son is an expert at a gun and a knife, but he also becomes more of a child prodigy, and at the same time, he is able to teach the family how to survive in a tough life. The father and son are all affected by the events, and they will all get into their own personal hell, no matter what. There are also many things that happen that you may not even think of, and the film shows that they are happening because of the same things. They also show that we are all in a very difficult situation, and we are all trying to survive in a very tough situation, and we will all be hurting because of it. This is a great movie, and I would recommend it to any person who loves documentaries. The only reason I did not give this film a 10/10, is because the ending was a little bit weak, but I think it was still a great movie. I also think that I would have liked the ending a little bit better, but that is just personal taste. Overall, I would recommend this film to anyone who likes documentaries. It is a great film, and I highly recommend it. 8/10
Friday, 03 Jul 2020 23:26

On the one hand, I found this movie extremely touching and very powerful. On the other hand, the title is a bit misleading as there's no direct message to the viewer, but the documentary is extremely effective as a statement on the current state of affairs in Venezuela. The main story, and the movie, is about a woman named Lilian, who lost her husband to cancer in 2010, and now lives a life of begging for food at the local market. She was also the victim of violence and harassment by the people who lived in the area she worked in. Despite this, she's quite cheerful and optimistic about life. Her husband died in the hospital and she was left to live in the slum of Barinas, where she now works, and she spends most of her time writing poetry to commemorate his death. She's deeply affected by the death of her husband, but is determined to continue living, and to encourage others to live. Her daughter also lives in Barinas, and she's also determined to live and to encourage others to live. The documentary also brings to light some serious problems in Venezuela. For example, the authorities are not doing enough to crack down on the large number of homeless people who sleep on the streets, and the police have been very reluctant to do anything about this. It also highlights that Venezuela has a serious problem with HIV/AIDS and has been making some progress in the past few years, but the situation is still very severe. The documentary also mentions that the government has been using the death of Lilian's husband as an excuse to allow Venezuelan oil companies to drill for oil in the country, but the problems are not resolved. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone, but if you're curious about the situation in Venezuela, it's definitely not a documentary that you would want to watch alone. Also, the film's title is a bit misleading as there's no direct message to the viewer, but the documentary is extremely effective as a statement on the current state of affairs in Venezuela.
Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020 14:28

While no one here has the slightest idea of what "The Pathological Optimist" is about, they're very much aware of what the title refers to. The movie itself is a pretty straightforward account of a bunch of people who lost their money gambling in Las Vegas in the early 90's. They were gambling to a lot of trouble, and eventually had to lose everything. One guy has a terrible case of gambling and it's the only thing that keeps him going. He'd have been dead if it wasn't for the support of his family. It's amazing to watch the guys struggle to survive in their desperation. They're both in pretty bad shape, but they're so full of hope that they never give up. In a sense, the movie's about what's going to happen to them when the time comes. The only person who seems to have any kind of strength is the father. It's hard to believe that he's the only one who has that kind of courage, because the other characters are so utterly despondent. It's almost as if the family members were using the father as a kind of proxy to get through their own despair. The movie isn't trying to say that gambling is a good thing. It's not even saying that gambling is a bad thing. It's just saying that gambling can have a very detrimental effect on a person. While it doesn't really have anything to do with gambling per se, it's still something that could have been very bad for them, and the father obviously had to have a really big stake in his family's success. The movie is actually quite depressing. It shows how things like that can ruin a person's life, and it's really hard to watch. The movie really does a great job of showing how it feels to lose everything, but also how much people can recover and how much they can stay the course. You can tell that it's almost impossible to stay the course, and the movie really does a great job of showing that. It's also a pretty interesting look at what can happen when the people involved in the gambling industry get involved in other things. You can tell that they're so full of hope that they don't really have any reservations about hurting other people. In the end, though, it's not really a good movie. It's about one family and the things that can happen to them when their faith in one another goes bad. It's not exactly a documentary. It's not trying to be a documentary. It's not trying to tell you how to live your life. It's just a documentary about a group of people who are in desperate straits, and how they are affected by it. It's very hard to watch and it's not exactly the most uplifting of documentaries. I think that's why it's rated so low. It's not exactly a great film. It's not really trying to tell you something new or inspirational, but it's still worth a watch. The best way I can describe it is that it's not a film for everyone. It's not really a film that I would recommend watching, but it's certainly not a film that you should avoid.


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