Tuesday, March 07, 2006

On "Psychological Enslavement"

Actually, I'm retroactively warming to Crash. It was in no way, shape, or form a great movie, but seriously, for God's sake:
And while we’re on the subject, I might as well mention Lars von Trier’s soon-to-be-released Manderlay, which premiered at festivals in 2005, and is about the very kind of psychological enslavement that might lead a group called the African-American Film Critics Association to present Crash with a best-picture award.
Whoa. Dude. There has to come a point at which even the LA Weekly pulls you on one side and points out that no, in fact, hedging that statement with a "might" doesn't make it acceptable.