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nResident film guy Anders Wright has been writing about movies, music, food, technology and all things pop culture for a decade-ish. These days, he splits his time between CityBeat, the movie theater and taking care of his young daughter. He is a voting member of the San Diego Film Critics Society and generally the sort of witty fellow you want at your cocktail parties telling you what movies to see. Send press releases, screening information and party invitations his way.

June 4 2013
There's nothing worse than a vacation gone bad, and few vacations go quite as badly as the one in Wish You Were Here, the tense Australian drama that opens Friday, June 7, at the Ken Cinema and runs...
June 4 2013
Starting next week, this space will be covered by Glenn Heath Jr., a San Diego film writer and a friend, whose work is just terrific
May 29 2013
If theres a real truth to be found in Before Midnight, its that the people were most capable of hurting are those we love the most
May 29 2013
Whats shocking isnt how many film festivals San Diego hosts; whats astonishing is how many of them have been around for so long. One of the oldest, FilmOut, San Diegos LGBT fest, celebrates its...
May 22 2013
There are two sorts of people in this world: those who are fully aware of Ricky Jay and his work and those who havent yet had the pleasure. Now, theres nothing to be ashamed of if you arent familiar with...
May 22 2013
Happy birthday, Ponyboy. Francis Ford Coppolas 1983 adaptation of The Outsiders turns 30 this year. The cast is a veritable whos-who of 1980s Tiger Beat pin-ups: Tom Cruise, C. Thomas...
May 14 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness is the latest movie to warp its way into the fray, and it's got big shoes to fill
May 14 2013
Michael Shannon plays Richard Kuklinski, the East Coast contract killer who was arrested in 1986 after committing a long string of murders
May 8 2013
Director Esparza doesnt have an axe to grind. His focus is telling a simple story, that of a family confronting unfortunate circumstances
May 8 2013
Horror fans will rejoice over this piece of news: A new late-night series is being put together at Digital Gym Cinema in North Park by Beth Accomondo of KPBS and Miguel Rodriguez of the Horrible Imaginings...
May 1 2013
Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani has made several excellent features about people of color living on the fringes of the American dream. Thing is, it may not be the version of the American dream youre used to
May 1 2013
As usual, theres no shortage of sequels and remakes (Star Trek into Darness, Fast and Furious 6, The Hangover Part III, The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, Dirty Dancing, Despicable Me 2, Monsters...
April 23 2013
What's happened to Matthew McConaughey? Usually when you ask that question about an actor, it's because he's sold out, opting for facile studio pictures over the interesting, artistically appealing
April 23 2013
Filipino films rarely see the inside of a San Diego theater. That makes the kidnap thriller Graceland, opening Friday, April 26, at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas, notable enough
April 17 2013
This much is certain: If you hated The Tree of Life, To the Wonder is not for you
April 17 2013
Comrade Kim Goes Flying is a North Korean feature film that has to be seen to be believed, especially considering the current political climate. Like Linsanity, it's a follow-your-dreams,...
April 10 2013
At the end of Trance, director Danny Boyles new movie, you may feel inclined to dismiss it as a neatly packaged thriller whose twists and turns are all straightened out in the final moments
April 10 2013
There are plenty of cinephiles, me included, who revere Stanley Kubrick as a visionary director whose body of work is unique and cant be equaled. Hes made several masterpieces, including 2001: A Space...
April 3 2013
The Irish comic actor Chris ODowd, who became known to American audiences when he played the love interest opposite Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids, had quite a showing at last years San Diego Film...
April 3 2013
Crettons movie I Am Not a Hipster will open at Digital Gym on Friday, April 5. The film, shot in and around San Diego, has screened here several times, but I think this is its first theatrical...

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