Film editor
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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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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 of being...
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April 11 2012
I should probably start by saying that I'm not a fan of horror movies. I've never enjoyed getting scared for the sake of being scared. It's not like I've written off the genre, but I generally take a pass...
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April 4 2012
Each month, Friday Talking Pictures features the work of a single director. In the past, we've seen collections of films from Spike Lee, Sam Peckinpah and Akira Kurosawa, and in April, they'll screen...
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April 4 2012
The bar's been set high for Goon, the hockey comedy opening Friday, April 6, at Hillcrest Cinemas, but the good news is that it adheres to the one-liner about going to see a fight and a hockey game...
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March 28 2012
It's preachy, self-important, depressing and shoddy, almost never giving the high-school students the respect that the movie insists they deserve
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March 28 2012
The Raid: Redemption is essentially one very long fight scene, as Rama and his compatriots do their best to get out alive
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March 26 2012
I drank it with a fairly light dish, which was a mistake, in retrospect. This is a wine that would go down easy with a thick slab of red meat or a strong, stinky cheese—or, even better, one on...
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March 21 2012
You have to feel for FilmOut, San Diego's LBGT film festival, which was all set to host a screening of The Bodyguard
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March 21 2012
It's worth noting that many, many fish were harmed in the making of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, David Gelb's new documentary about Jiro Ono, who's widely considered to be one of the foremost sushi chefs in the...
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March 14 2012
Bullhead, the feature debut from director Michael Roskam, didn't win the Osar for Best Foreign Language Film last month, but the Belgian movie was nominated
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March 14 2012
Undefeated ends up being about much more than just football, as several of the players go through enormous life transitions over the course of the year
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March 7 2012
Considering San Diego's proximity to the border, I've always found it strange that there aren't more Spanish-language films screened here
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March 7 2012
Kevin, which opens Friday, March 9 at La Jolla Village Cinemas, isn't for everyone; it's disquieting and unsettling—trademarks of Ramsay's work
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March 5 2012
First, pretty much everything Chronic Cellars does is the opposite of snooty. The label has a great design, and if you say Sofa King Bueno fast, you'll see what they're going for
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Feb. 29 2012
Todd Phillips is best known for making movies about grown men acting like teenagers. Think Old School and The Hangover. So, it makes sense that he'd be the man-child (and producer) behind Project X, the...
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Feb. 29 2012
I know, all of this sounds like your standard bad-cop film. But Rampart, though it chronicles Dave's spiral into self-destruction and misery, is really about examining who this man is, what his relationships...
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Feb. 22 2012
hin Ice feels like a cross between Little Miss Sunshine and Fargo, though it isn't as good as either one
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Feb. 22 2012
See, there's a disease on the loose, one that attacks its victims with an enormous upheaval of emotion before leaving them without any sense of smell
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Feb. 15 2012
Reading kicked off its 40 Foot Film series last year, screening classic older films twice a week for just $5 each
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Feb. 15 2012
This Means War is just as stupid as it sounds, but it masks its inanity with some humor and charming performances by very good-looking people

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28