The best and worst of Woody Allen

The challenge: Pick the five best and five worst Woody Allen movies from the 40-something features he's directed since "What's Up, Tiger Lily?"

(the Japanese spy movie he re-dubbed and re-cut in 1966). Here are my choices, loosely ordered, for MSN Movies.

(Having just re-re-re-re-watched "Another Woman" for an Opening Shot entry -- I can't pull myself away from it once it starts -- I might now rank it higher than "Crimes and Misdemeanors," I think....)

I recently caught up with or re-visited all the movies on my lists and quite a few more

(yes, I sat through "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy" again, though I confess I only made it through the first half hour of "September" -- more than enough to confirm my memories of how wooden it was.)

From my introduction to the full story at MSN Movies:

"I've contributed my share of mediocre and very bad films, just like everybody else. I've been working on the quantity theory.

I feel if I keep making films, every once in a while I'll get lucky and one will come out OK.