Various different filming methods help the movie to flow freely. A few of these methods are breaking the fourth wall, adding commentary subtitles, and putting two shots into one scene. The audience can connect with Alvy Singer (Woody Allen's character) by going directly into his mind. Whatever Singer is thinking at a given time is relayed to the audience through the different filming methods. Not only do the methods put the audience into Singer's head, but they also make the film feel short because of the innovation.
One reason why Woody Allen has received so much applause throughout his career is because of the actresses in his films. In this film, Allen puts Annie Hall at the same level as Alvy Singer. Both of them are similarly lost in the world and cannot seem to live a steady life. Neither of them is placed in a more powerful position than the other. While at times Alvy might seem to know everything, Annie is there to point out that he is wrong. This sort of equality is great to see in cinema, where actors seem to get the upper-hand over actresses most of the time.
The Bottom Line: Annie Hall can relate to all viewers and it shows the creative mind of Woody Allen at his finest.