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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.

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June 13 2012
It's not usually considered a good thing to refer to a film as a piece of therapy. But in the case of OC87, which opens at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas on Friday, June 15, it most certainly is
film1
June 6 2012
The films of Wes Anderson are sort of like an addictive drug or Scientology: They aren't for everybody, but those who love them love them in a way that's generally incomprehensible to others
film2
June 6 2012
Earlier this year, David Mackenzie's film Perfect Sense played a single week in San Diego. Very few people saw it, which is a real shame-it's a nice romantic drama set at the end of the world. It was very,...
bottlerocket
June 4 2012
Woody Allen's films are much like good wine. They're layered, complex, sophisticated, enjoyable and, like the best wines in your life, memorable. At least, his good films are
film1
May 30 2012
There aren't many characters you could call admirable in Hick, the new film from Derick Martini starring Chloë Grace Moretz as Lilu, a young teen who finds nothing but misfortune when she ditches...
film2
May 30 2012
Fourteen years. That's how long FilmOut, San Diego's LGBT film festival, has been presenting movies. That's a tremendously long time for any film festival, and it's made FilmOut one of the longest-running...
film2
May 23 2012
A list of openings, one-time openings and currently-showing films
film1
May 23 2012
The summer-movie season kicked off with a bang when The Avengers smashed all kinds of box-office records earlier this month. But there's more to the season than superhero vampires and exploding robots-though...
film1
May 16 2012
We're used to seeing Jack Black in crazy roles, but Bernie, his new movie, is one of the first in which he's had a leading role that isn't completely out of control
fiom2
May 16 2012
I much preferred the summer's first big hit, The Avengers, but you can say this for Battleship: It's crowd-rousing, and it will probably do well in a military town like San Diego
malbec
May 14 2012
There's something to be said for deprivation, and that's that deprivation totally sucks. Regular readers will remember that just three weeks ago in this very space, I announced that I was temporarily giving...
film1
May 9 2012
When I told a colleague that I was going to catch a screening of John Madden's new film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, he said it looked like a movie for old people. And he wasn't entirely wrong
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May 9 2012
Destin Daniel Cretton's new movie and first feature, I Am Not a Hipster, is set in San Diego's indie-rock scene
theavengersmovie
May 2 2012
It's official: Summer is here. Well, at least the summer movie season is here
soundofmyvoice
May 2 2012
The movie is about a young L.A. couple, Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), who fancy themselves documentary filmmakers. And they have quite a story to tell
film2
April 25 2012
The summer movie season is upon us, which means it's just about time to see all kinds of asses getting kicked by all kinds of heroes
thepiratesbandofmisfits
April 25 2012
Yes, Pirates! is a heartwarming tale of larceny and plundering, with the occasional all-in-good-fun stabbing tossed in for kicks. But don't let that stop you from taking your kids
boomboomsyrah
April 23 2012
Smith's a former rock 'n' roller who sports a giant blond afro and a lot of character, and, in the past, I've enjoyed his wines. This one, however, was not my new favorite
film2
April 18 2012
The San Diego Asian Film Festival doesn't return until November, but the folks at the San Diego Asian Film Foundation aren't taking it easy.
film1
April 18 2012
I'm under the impression that most reasonable people believe that humans have had a negative impact on the global climate.

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