Not like it needs my help now...
Congratulations to everyone involved in "Crash," perhaps the biggest Academy Award Best Picture upset in many years. Kudos especially to director and co-producer, Canadian Paul Haggis.
I mention Crash on this blog only because Hollywood's attempts to make cinema out of natural products pharmacology has often been argued. I did hear that Mark Plotkin was pretty good playing himself in Shaman's Apprentice, but I think that it's considered more of a documentary than a full-length feature film.
Crash has been on my favorites list since starting this blog. Even if you think you are the most tolerant, peace-loving, Dalai Lama-type, this movie will have you questioning your assumptions on race, class, and will have you look at even your most everyday relationships in a very new way.
The little girl jumping onto her father's shoulders as he was shot had me sobbing in bed later that night when I kissed my own little girl goodnight.
Now that's cinema.