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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.

film2
Nov. 28 2012
As far as movies go, most Americans think of Brazil in very strict terms-people there are either very rich or very poor, and there's very little in between
bottle
Nov. 27 2012
For most people, the term "memento" means "keepsake." That's why the bottle art for the 2010 Memento Red Blend is so clever.
film1
Nov. 21 2012
Now comes Ang Lee with his latest movie, Life of Pi, which raises the bar for 3-D and simply must be seen in that format. It's a stunningly beautiful film, even if it isn't quite able to accomplish...
film2
Nov. 21 2012
You might wonder why big names like Josh Hutcherson, who starred in The Hunger Games, and Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in Thor and The Avengers, would sign on for ensemble...
film1
Nov. 14 2012
Spoiler alert: Abraham Lincoln dies in the end
film2
Nov. 14 2012
The criticism around David O. Russell's new film, Silver Linings Playbook, is that it uses a hot-button topic-mental illness-to deliver what's essentially a romantic dramedy. Let me dispute that. Sure,...
film1
Nov. 7 2012
Is there anything or anyone who can stop James Bond. Is there a villain who can actually do away with him once he's tied up and in serious peril?
film2
Nov. 7 2012
Given where we are on the calendar, you're forgiven if you thought San Diego's 2012 filmfestival schedule had come to an end. But you'd still be wrong
bottle(3)
Nov. 2 2012
There are two monumental events happening within days of one another. One, of course, is the publication of this column. The other isn't quite as big a deal, just a presidential election. Perhaps you've...
film1
Oct. 31 2012
Sometimes a trailer does precisely the opposite of what it intends to do: dissuades you from going to see a movie. That was my experience when I saw the trailer for Ben Lewin's film The Sessions; it...
film2
Oct. 31 2012
The San Diego Asian Film Festival has always been one of the city's most successful cinema celebrations, drawing huge crowds to its home at UltraStar Mission Valley
film`
Oct. 24 2012
Let's cut to the chase, because this is print, and there's so much going on in Cloud Atlas that we might run out of space before we even get going
film2
Oct. 24 2012
Halloween is fast approaching, and there'll be plenty of horror- and sometimes horrifying-films screening around town.
film1
Oct. 17 2012
Booze has played a huge part in so many huge performances. Lest we forget, before he went completely nuts, Nic Cage won an Oscar for playing a drunk in Leaving Las Vegas
film2
Oct. 17 2012
Sometimes subtlety is overrated. Take the latest movie marathon from FilmOut, San Diego's LGBT film festival. When an event is called the Women Who Kick Ass Marathon, you know exactly what you're getting...
anders
Oct. 16 2012
After the world ends, there'll be two kinds of people-those who were ready for it and everyone else. My colleagues, who aren't making plans for the future, probably won't make it past the event, whatever...
film1
Oct. 10 2012
It's quite possible that come February, Ben Affleck will join a weirdly exclusive club whose members include Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner
film2
Oct. 10 2012
Filmmaker Martin McDonagh's latest movie is crazy. Literally. This is Seven Psychopaths we're talking about, a movie that's about a number of insane murderers
bottle(2)
Oct. 5 2012
Moving sucks. I should know, because I just moved. Don't get me wrong, it was totally intentional, but it still means I'm going to have to find a new wine store (or two) near my new place
Film1
Oct. 3 2012
Politics is a greasy business. It's slick and slimy, and though it has moments of richness, in the end, it leaves behind a nasty film, kind of like that sheen that's left on your fingers when you've been...

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