Film editor
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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.

wine
Jan. 25 2013
It happens now and again. I have a movie to see and time to kill beforehand. In one recent case, I was an hour early for a press screening of Stoker, the first English-language film from Korean auteur...
film1
Jan. 23 2013
You might be somewhat familiar with the West Memphis Three, the trio of teenagers who, almost 20 years ago, were arrested and accused of murdering three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Ark
film2
Jan. 23 2013
Raised as I was by an Anglophile and theater aficionado, I was given an appreciation of Maggie Smith that dates long before any of the Harry Potter movies, and certainly before Downton Abbey
film
Jan. 16 2013
The Golden Globes are behind us, and the Oscars are just a few weeks away (Feb. 24). I've looked at the nominations announced last week and done my best to give you a crib sheet for your Oscar pool
film2
Jan. 16 2013
Let's say you're like me-kind of meh about this year's crop of Oscar nominees. The good news is that there's a slew of past Oscar winners screening around town this week
film1
Jan. 9 2013
On the surface, it would seem that Amour, the latest film from 70-year-old auteur Michael Haneke, is a departure from his usual work
film2
Jan. 9 2013
We all have a list of movies that came to us at a certain time in our lives when they'd have the greatest impact. They don't necessarily have to be the best films of all time, but because of what they're...
bottle
Jan. 7 2013
When I was a kid, one of my annual aspirations was to stay up all the way to midnight on New Year's Eve. It was a pretty big deal for me, a sort of harbinger of adulthood, and I was lucky enough to be...
film1
Jan. 2 2013
It seems you can't discuss Kathryn Bigelow's new film, the Best Picture contender Zero Dark Thirty, without discussing the torture scenes
Nausicaa
Jan. 2 2013
It's safe to say that 2012 wasn't a banner year for animated movies. Sure, lots of people liked Brave, but Pixar's best films were reissues of Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo.
film
Dec. 26 2012
Another year, another top-10 list. I never know what form this list is going to take, and this year, the list is surprisingly mainstream
film2
Dec. 26 2012
Christmas. That means presents, decorations, feasts and the general mass consumption we're best known for. Of course, it also means movies, as Hollywood saves the best- and sometimes not so best-for last.
film1
Dec. 19 2012
No matter what anyone tells you, getting older totally sucks. Your body slows down, you have greater responsibilities and you can no longer eat whatever you want without impunity
film2
Dec. 19 2012
There's very little one can do that's more selfless than adopt a child who has a disability. It's an enormous responsibility to take on, and we should collectively be supportive of people who are able...
bottle (1)
Dec. 17 2012
It took a moment, once my editor had jokingly spit-balled the idea of writing a Jew's take on wines to drink at Christmas, to realize that he was, in fact, talking about me
film2
Dec. 12 2012
When it comes to playing former presidents, the spotlight's been on Daniel Day-Lewis for his turn as Abraham Lincoln
film1
Dec. 12 2012
Its been 10 long years since Frodo plunged Gollum and the One Ring into the lake of fire and Viggo Mortensen sang that strange dirge as he was crowned king of all humans
film1
Dec. 5 2012
.On paper, the central relationship at the heart of Sean Baker's new film, Starlet-the life-changing one between a vibrant young woman and a cantankerous older lady-has the potential to be as...
film2
Dec. 5 2012
It would be very, very easy to write off Patrick Wang's debut film as a Message Movie. After all, it's about a gay man in the south trying to get custody of his son, and Wang wrote, directed and stars...
film
Nov. 28 2012
Brad Pitt starred as Jesse James, and he's back to play another complicated bad guy in Killing Them Softly, the adaptation of George Higgins' book about a professional enforcer whose services...

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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