I finally got around to watching Crash on DVD yesterday evening and I must say it’s one of the best things I’ve seen in quite a while. The story revolves around a large group of seemingly unconnected characters whose lives get intertwined through a series of car crashes. Magnolia did this before expertly, this film does it even better perhaps – never giving you the feeling the run-ins between people are forced. The driving force and main subject of the film is racism, I’ve hardly ever seen the topic handled so thoughtfully. There’s a lot of ambiguity, no clear-cut good or bad guys and as a watcher you’re forced to constantly re-examine your preconceptions about the characters. In short – hugely enjoyable!