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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.

April 11 2012
I should probably start by saying that Im not a fan of horror movies. Ive never enjoyed getting scared for the sake of being scared. Its not like Ive written off the genre, but I generally take a pass...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
Feb. 22 2012
hin Ice feels like a cross between Little Miss Sunshine and Fargo, though it isn’t as good as either one
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
Feb. 15 2012
Reading kicked off its 40 Foot Film series last year, screening classic older films twice a week for just $5 each
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
Feb. 13 2012
Yes, Feb. 18 is the big day, dedicated to drinking the good stuff, and there are a number of ways to celebrate here in San Diego