Mike Ward
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//Features

Dreaming Out Loud: Robert Altman at the IFC Center | 4 Jan 2007 // 1:59 PM

Robert Altman's films often reveal in dreams the strangeness of being alive. This more than anything sums up the timeless greatness of Altman at his best, and starts to convey what’s lost when cinema is thought of as commodity rather than art.

May Angels Sing Thee Back to Mayberry: Don Knotts (1924-2006) | 5 Mar 2006 // 6:00 PM

Knotts' characters would typically fail, but never so as to precipitate catastrophe; he would bumble, but he carried within him a certain virtuosity, which would come out when the story needed it.

//Columns

Godzilla: The Biggest Blockbuster | 8 May 2008 // 5:00 PM

This summer's blockbusters got nothin' over the biggest, beastiest blockbuster of all...

//Reviews

The Elemental Appeal of 'The Choking Game' | 27 Jul 2014 // 2:00 AM

A paean to the virtue of arrested development lurks at the core, here, which may be predictable. After all, we’re talking about a Lifetime original movie.

'Big History' Takes a New Look at the Past and How It Shapes the Future | 2 Nov 2013 // 5:00 AM

Big History the show, and big history, the discipline, may be just what we need to help solve the many problems facing us today.

//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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