Mike Ward
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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.


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

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


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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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