What better movie this week to celebrate the 4th of July than with the film that should have won Best PIcture in 2006. It's a movie that became immediately iconic and joked about at the time, but it holds up as a beautiful, tragic love story with great performances all around, but an especially amazing one from Heath Ledger (every bit as good as his Joker in The Dark Knight, for which he won a posthumous Oscar). It really is a shame that he died so young, when you see what he was capable of so early in his career and what more he would have done for years. In this last couple weeks when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, this is an especially poignant film to look back on, to celebrate the country and how far we've come, and in such a short time, really. In 2006, Crash beat Brokeback to win the Best Picture Oscar in one of the most stunning upsets ever, which many attributed to homophobia within the Academy, but how many doubt that if that same contest were held today, just nine years later, Brokeback would easily prevail?