Film editor
nanders@sdcitybeat.com n

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.

bottle
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...
film1
Aug. 1 2012
After the success of Little Miss Sunshine, which earned a pair of Oscars and was enormously profitable at the box office, it's surprising that co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris waited...
film2
Aug. 1 2012
Yeah, zombies are everywhere these days, even gracing CityBeat's cover on July 11. People can't seem to get enough of them as they mindlessly shamble into any multiplex that features the...
film1
July 25 2012
Like most indie-film geeks from the '80s and '90s, I had a love affair with Todd Solondz. Welcome to the Dollhouse was refreshing, painful and funny, and his follow-up, Happiness, was...
film2
July 25 2012
There's no place like home, especially when your home is 26,000 square feet. But that's not big enough for Jackie and David Siegel, who are building a 90,000 square-foot home at the beginning of Lauren...
film1
July 18 2012
There was a time when I wanted to know what Rob Reiner was up to, back when he was making movies like This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me and, perhaps most of all, When Harry...
film2
July 18 2012
Doing press at Comic-Con isn't nearly as glamorous as it sounds-and it doesn't even sound all that glamorous to begin with. There are some benefits: You're usually in air-conditioned ballrooms, you're...
f-bottle
July 16 2012
Summertime. Unlike the Gershwin tune, lately, the livin' hasn't been so easy, because, let's face it, it's been so damn hot
film1
July 11 2012
There's so much going on in Beasts of the Southern Wild, the Sundance hit that opens here on Friday, July 13, that it's hard to explain what it's really about
film2
July 11 2012
It's back. Comic-Con, that is, San Diego's big moneymaker. Let's hope this geeky wet dream goes off better than the July 4 fireworks display, right?
z-reedus
July 11 2012
Zombies have taken a big bite out of our cultural consciousness, and they have no greater platform to shamble on than The Walking Dead, the AMC show developed by Frank Darabont, based on Robert Kirkman's...
film1
July 3 2012
I can't think of another actor who's done as much consistently great work in recent years as Michelle Williams
film2
July 3 2012
Every parent will tell you that there's a movie that their kid likes that they've had to watch a hundred times. Children will watch the same thing over and over again, and watching anything a hundred times...
film1
June 27 2012
Woody Allen is his own worst enemy, and, no, I'm not talking about his marriage to Soon-Yi
film2
June 27 2012
The violence certainly isn't toned down in Battle Royale
seenlocal1
June 27 2012
Suspended in front of a green screen in the back room of a duplex in South Park is a helicopter. It's not life-size, mind you, but it's a helicopter nonetheless, and like almost everything that's gone...
bottle-rocket
June 25 2012
There's nothing quite like getting some in the morning. And by "some," of course, I'm referring to good wine
film1
June 20 2012
In the initial moments of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which opens Friday, June 22, we learn that an asteroid is barreling toward us and everyone on the planet has just three weeks to live....
film2
June 20 2012
Believe it or not, there's room for yet another film festival in San Diego. The Young Leaders Film Festival, put together by a production company made up of three women called Moms With Issues, kicks off...
film1
June 13 2012
Plaza is front and center in Safety Not Guaranteed, in which she plays Darius, an awkward young Seattle 20-something who lives with her dad (Jeff Garlin) in the wake of her mother's death and is trying...

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