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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.

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
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
Jan. 16 2013
The Golden Globes are behind us, and the Oscars are just a few weeks away (Feb. 24). Ive looked at the nominations announced last week and done my best to give you a crib sheet for your Oscar pool
Jan. 16 2013
Lets say youre like mekind of meh about this years crop of Oscar nominees. The good news is that theres a slew of past Oscar winners screening around town this week
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
Jan. 9 2013
We all have a list of movies that came to us at a certain time in our lives when theyd have the greatest impact. They dont necessarily have to be the best films of all time, but because of what theyre...
Jan. 7 2013
When I was a kid, one of my annual aspirations was to stay up all the way to midnight on New Years Eve. It was a pretty big deal for me, a sort of harbinger of adulthood, and I was lucky enough to be around...
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
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.
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
Dec. 26 2012
Christmas. That means presents, decorations, feasts and the general mass consumption were best known for. Of course, it also means movies, as Hollywood saves the best and sometimes not so bestfor last.
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
Dec. 19 2012
Theres very little one can do thats more selfless than adopt a child who has a disability. Its an enormous responsibility to take on, and we should collectively be supportive of people who are able to...
Dec. 17 2012
It took a moment, once my editor had jokingly spit-balled the idea of writing a Jews take on wines to drink at Christmas, to realize that he was, in fact, talking about me
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
Dec. 12 2012
When it comes to playing former presidents, the spotlights been on Daniel Day-Lewis for his turn as Abraham Lincoln
Dec. 5 2012
.On paper, the central relationship at the heart of Sean Bakers new film, Starletthe life-changing one between a vibrant young woman and a cantankerous older ladyhas the potential to be as sentimental...
Dec. 5 2012
It would be very, very easy to write off Patrick Wangs debut film as a Message Movie. After all, its about a gay man in the south trying to get custody of his son, and Wang wrote, directed and stars in...
Nov. 28 2012
Brad Pitt starred as Jesse James, and hes back to play another complicated bad guy in Killing Them Softly, the adaptation of George Higgins book about a professional enforcer whose services are...
Nov. 28 2012
As far as movies go, most Americans think of Brazil in very strict termspeople there are either very rich or very poor, and theres very little in between

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