It's astonishing that you could take this many potentially incendiary elements and make something that crushingly dull. On this occasion, Mayo saw the film before Kermode, because he was interviewing the star Jeremy Piven , and he suspected instantly that Kermode would detest it. Not a script written by somebody who sat down and watched every successful hit rom-com of the last ten years and said, "I'll have one of them, please. Kermode was the cineaste, intense and highfalutin; Mayo represented the cinemagoer who just wanted to go out on Saturday night and munch through a tub of popcorn. In fact, that was one of the early points of agreement for us. He gives a really great performance as an uptight, puritanical policeman who suddenly comes face-to-face with this religion that he cannot deal with at all, and you really believe in his character, and when the awful denouement is revealed, the ghastliness of it all is completely filtered through Edward Woodward's reactions. Quite apart from all the other things that are wrong with it. Heaven knows there are Lars von Trier films that I really like and partly I like them because I find them so confrontational. That's my election promise. The best joke I ever heard about the Saw series was from a listener to my Radio 5 Live film review show who had gone to a 7 p. The world is round. In fact, when it first opened in the US in December , not only was it not the best film of the year, it wasn't even the best Morgan Freeman film of the week. The screaming awful noise of this thing, it's so boring! First up, the big problem with Titanic is that it isn't A Night to Remember. Oh, I know loads of people paid to see POTC3 as I believe it is known in the industry , and some of them may claim to have enjoyed it.