Author Luke Annand

Film geek, podcaster and newly minted IATSE member from Regina, Saskatchewan. I met Don McKellar once, and he told me that Quentin Tarantino is exactly like me.

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The music biopic sub-genre is one that has become incredibly hard to do in the last decade. Between general audiences becoming aware of standard biopic conventions and clichés to Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story systematically deconstructing the entire sub-genre and specifically the heavy handedness that comes with trying to convey how important their subject matters were within the zeitgeist, filmmakers need to go the extra mile in making their films in ….

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Luke Annand: Well, here we are. It’s the morning after the huge, giant 3 1/2 (4 1/2 if you count the red carpet arrival special) hour SNL 40th Anniversary special. At the beginning of the season, I was wondering if they were going to be paying tribute to the history of SNL throughout the season or if they were going to save it all for a special.

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After last week’s pause for reflection on the family history and past decisions of the Braverman clan, “We Made It Through the Night’, written and directed by series creator Jason Katims, gets things going again plot-wise before the narrative and emotional climaxes of next week’s finale.

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After last week’s hour of suspense and literal life and death, “Let’s Go Home” (written by star staff writer Sarah Watson and directed by Allison Liddi Brown whose past episodes include classics such as “If This Boat Is A Rockin'”, “Nora” and “Tales from The Luncheonette”) shifts into a slower gear and becomes one of the more reflective episodes of the final season.

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“How Did We Get Here?”, the series landmark 100th episode written by series creator Jason Katims and directed by tv vet Michael Weaver (whose credits range from Malcolm in the Middle all the way to Masters of Sex) opens with a flashing red light as Zeke is being wheeled out of his home and into the ambulance.

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