I’ve seen too many sudden car crashes over the last two or three years. I just saw one in Whiplash up in Park City. It’s gotten so I don’t trust movies when the main characters get into a car. I brace myself and get ready for it. Car crashes are the new cheap trick — the latest version of the “main character does a swan dive off a 50-story skyscraper” routine that we’ve seen in at least 25 or 30 films since Tim Burton‘s original Batman. CG is the big enabler, of course. I’m trying to remember the first time I was really jolted by a CG car crash that came out of nowhere. Was it Adaptation? Now they’re a cliche.