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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.

June 6 2012
The films of Wes Anderson are sort of like an addictive drug or Scientology: They arent for everybody, but those who love them love them in a way thats generally incomprehensible to others
June 6 2012
Earlier this year, David Mackenzies film Perfect Sense played a single week in San Diego. Very few people saw it, which is a real shameits a nice romantic drama set at the end of the world. It was very,...
June 4 2012
Woody Allens films are much like good wine. Theyre layered, complex, sophisticated, enjoyable and, like the best wines in your life, memorable. At least, his good films are
May 30 2012
There arent 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 her...
May 30 2012
Fourteen years. Thats how long FilmOut, San Diegos LGBT film festival, has been presenting movies. Thats a tremendously long time for any film festival, and its made FilmOut one of the longest-running...
May 23 2012
A list of openings, one-time openings and currently-showing films
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 theres more to the season than superhero vampires and exploding robotsthough...
May 16 2012
Were used to seeing Jack Black in crazy roles, but Bernie, his new movie, is one of the first in which hes had a leading role that isnt completely out of control
May 16 2012
I much preferred the summers first big hit, The Avengers, but you can say this for Battleship: Its crowd-rousing, and it will probably do well in a military town like San Diego
May 14 2012
Theres something to be said for deprivation, and thats that deprivation totally sucks. Regular readers will remember that just three weeks ago in this very space, I announced that I was temporarily giving...
May 9 2012
When I told a colleague that I was going to catch a screening of John Maddens new film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, he said it looked like a movie for old people. And he wasnt entirely wrong
May 9 2012
Destin Daniel Cretton's new movie and first feature, I Am Not a Hipster, is set in San Diegos indie-rock scene
May 2 2012
Its official: Summer is here. Well, at least the summer movie season is here
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
April 25 2012
The summer movie season is upon us, which means its just about time to see all kinds of asses getting kicked by all kinds of heroes
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 dont let that stop you from taking your kids
April 23 2012
Smiths a former rock n roller who sports a giant blond afro and a lot of character, and, in the past, Ive enjoyed his wines. This one, however, was not my new favorite
April 18 2012
The San Diego Asian Film Festival doesnt return until November, but the folks at the San Diego Asian Film Foundation arent taking it easy.
April 18 2012
Im under the impression that most reasonable people believe that humans have had a negative impact on the global climate.
April 11 2012
Hirsch’s film is essentially a piece of anti-bullying advocacy, humanizing an unseemly part of life by following several families whose children have committed suicide or who are in the midst...

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