It is impressive that Woody Allen, at 78, is still able to produce a film a year like clockwork. Although his overriding pessimism may not be everyone’s cup of tea, he is undeniably a great of modern cinema. That a man of his prestige and renowned success still has the desire for new projects shows his devotion to the medium – he already has something up his sleeve for 2015 – but that doesn’t mean that he should feel obliged to do so on an annual basis.