Just back from seeing Crash, a movie written and directed by Paul Haggis. it is the most mature, grown up and wonderful film I have seen in a good long while and I would thoroughly recommend it. Built in a similar style to Magnolia and perhaps some of Robert Altman’s films, it looks at racial tensions and relationships through the intimates eyes of a group of disparate people living in LA and whose lives collide through a series of encounters and real crashes. Take my word for it. Go and see.

It has been tropical in Oxford this week. Very hot and humid; more like one expects in the deep south. Left the cinema to a wonderful thunder storm which has not done much to clear the air.