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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
Oct. 3 2012
It's been so hot lately that you might not know that it's fall, but the fact that there's a film festival going on this coming weekend should be a dead giveaway
film1
Sept. 26 2012
A good short film works completely differently than a feature. After all, it's hard enough to flesh out a plot and fully formed characters in 90 minutes
film2
Sept. 26 2012
The 11th San Diego Film Festival (SDFF) kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp, the festival's traditional home
film
Sept. 19 2012
Awards season unofficially begins Friday, Sept. 21, when Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie, The Master, opens in San Diego (screening at Hillcrest and La Jolla Village cinemas)
film2
Sept. 19 2012
It isn't long into Todd Louisa's new film, Hello I Must Be Going, before you have a pretty good idea of what's going to happen. In this case, that's not a bad thing; it's really enjoyable watching...
fa-film
Sept. 18 2012
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the San Diego Film Festival. That's a big deal-very few fests make the 10-year mark
bottle(1)
Sept. 14 2012
My productivity's taken a nosedive, which is probably why, when I looked at my calendar and realized I had to turn around this latest iteration of Bottle Rocket, I reached into my booze closet and pulled...
film1
Sept. 12 2012
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has told his story of sleepwalking-or, perhaps we should say, sleeprunning-in various formats
film2
Sept. 12 2012
Back in the late 1970s, cameraman Trent Harris was testing out new equipment outside a news station in Salt Lake City when he came across and started filming a kid who called himself Groovin' Gary, an...
film1
Sept. 5 2012
Anyone with kids knows that when you lose track of them at Chuck E. Cheese's or Target, or even your own home for just a few moments, you're suddenly gripped with a kind of terror so strong that it's practically...
film2
Sept. 5 2012
You're forgiven if the new comedy Bachelorette seems to you like a knockoff of Bridesmaids. After all, it's about three bridesmaids-Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher-whose...
film1
Aug. 29 2012
Just'a good old boys. Never meaning no harm. Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born
film2
Aug. 29 2012
On paper, the story told in Craig Zobel's new film, Compliance, sounds unbelievable. Sandra (Ann Dowd), a fast-food-restaurant manager, gets a call from a police officer (Pat Healy) during a...
bottle
Aug. 27 2012
I had yet another birthday recently. Yes, yes, thank you so, so much. Another year older, another year wiser, right? Personally, I'm more than happy to forge on under that illusion, and I suggest you do...
film1
Aug. 22 2012
The first movie I covered for CityBeat was The Aristocrats, way back in the summer of 2005. A few months later, over enchiladas, I told David Rolland and Kelly Davis that I wanted to...
cosmopolis_a
Aug. 22 2012
This week's openings and one-off events include right-wing doc Obama's America; Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson; Princess Bride at Stone Brewing and a Back to the Future double-feature
film1
Aug. 15 2012
Back in 1970, a Detroit singer-songwriter called Rodriguez released the album Cold Fact. He was soulful and intelligent, his lyrics were intriguing, personal and anti-establishment
film2
Aug. 15 2012
It's easy to look at Killer Joe and just see a Matthew McConaughey thriller. But it's worth noting that this is a movie made by William Friedkin, a guy with a serious résumé.
film2
Aug. 8 2012
If you've seen it, you know just how good it is and why it's well suited to screen at midnight. If you haven't, get your tickets
film1
Aug. 8 2012
We want our artists to be fearless and unafraid of retribution for speaking their minds. That's easy to say in this country, where the usual consequence for controversy is either having your funding pulled...

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