MOVIE REVIEW-ETTE….I forgot to mention this the other day, but I saw Crash earlier this week and it was pretty good! The exclamation point is there not because it was outstandingly good, but because it’s literally the only movie I’ve seen in months that I’d recommend with any real enthusiasm at all.

It’s worth admitting up front that you have to put up with a very heavy reliance on coincidence in this movie, with the same characters meeting each other over and over in that tiny patch of land called Los Angeles. And there are some miscues too. But overall, it was good stuff: a compelling portrayal of casual racism that pulls only a few punches, and with good performances by the entire cast. Worth seeing.