This was at least my 8th time seeing the film and it remains a brilliant piece of film making. Allen has equaled this film several times in his career but I feel Annie Hall will always be the quintessential Woody Allen film. Not just because it won the Oscar but for it’s influence on so many film makers around the world.
I don’t think I have any dislikes of the the film. The first 15 minutes are definitely some of my favorite scenes in any film ever made. The opening scene and the closing narration with montage bookend the film beautifully. I love all the small character developing jokes that Allen uses throughout the film, like when Alvey expresses his paranoia about an acquaintance’s possible veiled racist remark. In summation Annie Hall is the benchmark in terms of romantic comedies and arguably has never been surpassed.