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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.

Nov. 27 2012
For most people, the term memento means keepsake. Thats why the bottle art for the 2010 Memento Red Blend is so clever.
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. Its a stunningly beautiful film, even if it isnt quite able to accomplish...
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...
Nov. 14 2012
Spoiler alert: Abraham Lincoln dies in the end
Nov. 14 2012
The criticism around David O. Russells new film, Silver Linings Playbook, is that it uses a hot-button topicmental illnessto deliver whats essentially a romantic dramedy. Let me dispute that. Sure,...
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 hes tied up and in serious peril?
Nov. 7 2012
Given where we are on the calendar, youre forgiven if you thought San Diegos 2012 filmfestival schedule had come to an end. But youd still be wrong
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 isnt quite as big a deal, just a presidential election. Perhaps youve...
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 Lewins film The Sessions; it...
Oct. 31 2012
The San Diego Asian Film Festival has always been one of the citys most successful cinema celebrations, drawing huge crowds to its home at UltraStar Mission Valley
Oct. 24 2012
Lets cut to the chase, because this is print, and theres so much going on in Cloud Atlas that we might run out of space before we even get going
Oct. 24 2012
Halloween is fast approaching, and therell be plenty of horror and sometimes horrifyingfilms screening around town.
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
Oct. 17 2012
Sometimes subtlety is overrated. Take the latest movie marathon from FilmOut, San Diegos LGBT film festival. When an event is called the Women Who Kick Ass Marathon, you know exactly what youre getting...
Oct. 16 2012
After the world ends, therell be two kinds of peoplethose who were ready for it and everyone else. My colleagues, who arent making plans for the future, probably wont make it past the event, whatever it...
Oct. 10 2012
Its quite possible that come February, Ben Affleck will join a weirdly exclusive club whose members include Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner
Oct. 10 2012
Filmmaker Martin McDonaghs latest movie is crazy. Literally. This is Seven Psychopaths were talking about, a movie thats about a number of insane murderers
Oct. 5 2012
Moving sucks. I should know, because I just moved. Dont get me wrong, it was totally intentional, but it still means Im going to have to find a new wine store (or two) near my new place
Oct. 3 2012
Politics is a greasy business. Its slick and slimy, and though it has moments of richness, in the end, it leaves behind a nasty film, kind of like that sheen thats left on your fingers when youve been...
Oct. 3 2012
Its been so hot lately that you might not know that its fall, but the fact that theres a film festival going on this coming weekend should be a dead giveaway

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