Finally, someone. During all the hoopla over Paul Haggis’s Oscar-winning movie Crash, no one ever brought up the stellar 1996 David Cronenberg film Crash. Now Frank at Pop Culture Junkies is the first person we’ve noticed who has.
Ten years after its initial release, David Cronenberg’s Crash is being re-released in theaters thanks to its recent Oscar win. Why wasn’t it nominated in 1996? Maybe because there was too much sex and dismemberment for the taste of the Academy, but times have changed, and I am certainly glad. And please let me address those critics who say this movie is just a humorless and trite piece of garbage that panders to black people and guilty American liberals and thus did not deserve the Best Picture Oscar over Brokeback Mountain: Have you even seen this movie? There aren’t any black people in it! Just James Spader and Holly Hunter doing it in a car!