If I can find an American critics companion to go with this, I'll put it up too...
Oh how I wish I was there! But anyways, I've heard some really positive things about Another Year and Wall Street 2 (surprisingly). Do you think these two will now have a fair shot at the Oscars?And I'm sad to hear not so great things about You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. It sounds like another miss like Whatever Works. The last great Allen movie (in my opinion) was Vicky Cristina Barcelona and I was hopeing Stranger would be as strong as that and perhaps score a spot in the 10. Oh well, perheps he'll hit he mark next year with Midnight in Paris (starring the lovely Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard).
Those two have been the hits so far. Another Year would likely be a director/screenplay contender more than anything...as for Wall Street 2, I wouldn't hold my breath, but who knows (they might want to be weird and honor Michael Douglas twice for the same role).
As for Woody's latest...I haven't read a bad review yet, but most are saying it's just about average. Not of the Vicky quality, but not the lows he experienced a half dozen flicks ago. Whatever the case, I'll still see it, as even the worst Woody Allen flick is still above average as compared to what's usually out there.
I have to admit I am rather surprised Wall Street is being recieved so warmly there...especially since the trailer was so awful. Im a big fan of the first, and though I still dont think the sequel should have been made, if it gets good reviews i'll go see it in theaters.