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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.

Sept. 26 2012
A good short film works completely differently than a feature. After all, its hard enough to flesh out a plot and fully formed characters in 90 minutes
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
Sept. 19 2012
Awards season unofficially begins Friday, Sept. 21, when Paul Thomas Andersons new movie, The Master, opens in San Diego (screening at Hillcrest and La Jolla Village cinemas)
Sept. 19 2012
It isnt long into Todd Louisas new film, Hello I Must Be Going, before you have a pretty good idea of whats going to happen. In this case, thats not a bad thing; its really enjoyable watching...
Sept. 18 2012
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the San Diego Film Festival. That's a big dealvery few fests make the 10-year mark
Sept. 14 2012
My productivitys 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...
Sept. 12 2012
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has told his story of sleepwalkingor, perhaps we should say, sleeprunningin various formats
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 odd...
Sept. 5 2012
Anyone with kids knows that when you lose track of them at Chuck E. Cheeses or Target, or even your own home for just a few moments, youre suddenly gripped with a kind of terror so strong that its practically...
Sept. 5 2012
Youre forgiven if the new comedy Bachelorette seems to you like a knockoff of Bridesmaids. After all, its about three bridesmaidsKirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisherwhose night...
Aug. 29 2012
Justa good old boys. Never meaning no harm. Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born
Aug. 29 2012
On paper, the story told in Craig Zobels new film, Compliance, sounds unbelievable. Sandra (Ann Dowd), a fast-food-restaurant manager, gets a call from a police officer (Pat Healy) during a busy...
Aug. 27 2012
I had yet another birthday recently. Yes, yes, thank you so, so much. Another year older, another year wiser, right? Personally, Im more than happy to forge on under that illusion, and I suggest you do...
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...
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
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
Aug. 15 2012
Its easy to look at Killer Joe and just see a Matthew McConaughey thriller. But its worth noting that this is a movie made by William Friedkin, a guy with a serious résumé.
Aug. 8 2012
If youve seen it, you know just how good it is and why its well suited to screen at midnight. If you havent, get your tickets
Aug. 8 2012
We want our artists to be fearless and unafraid of retribution for speaking their minds. Thats easy to say in this country, where the usual consequence for controversy is either having your funding pulled...
Aug. 6 2012
Yeah, despite my predilection these days for quiet art films, Tom Waits and my Galaxy Grey microvan, I have a punk-rock past, which is one reason I picked up a bottle of Raw Power 2009 Shiraz...

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