Woody Allen making a film in which a man falls for his lover’s much younger stepdaughter was always going to be a cringe-inducing affair, and that inescapable thought is in the back of many critics’ heads as they decimate the 49th movie of his career, Wonder Wheel. The filmmaker’s insistence on churning out at least one new movie a year is clearly taking its toll, and Wonder Wheel is currently on pace to go down as one of his worst reviewed efforts to date. Effort may actually be a poor word choice there, because from all appearances, Allen doesn’t appear to have exerted much of it while making ...

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