Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson


Submissions Director for Exit 6 Film Festival and one half of the Strangers in a Cinema podcast.

Favorite films

  • Jurassic Park
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Cold War
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Recent activity

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  • I Used to Go Here

  • Free Guy

  • I Know Who Killed Me


Pinned reviews

  • Jaws


    We need a bigger cinema, is the likely response that theatre owners had upon the release of Stephen Spielberg’s Jaws in 1975, widely credited as being the first summer blockbuster, Jaws has become something of a template for big summer releases ever since but it’s been 45 years so it’s exciting to see how this classic holds up on the big screen.

    The plot shouldn’t need much introduction but for those not in the know, Jaws is about a killer…

  • Wildlife



    Wildlife, based on the novel by Richard Ford, marks the directorial debut of acclaimed actor Paul Dano and is co-written with his long-term partner Zoe Kazan. They’ve been very open about working together and after Dano took an initial run at the adaption he asked Kazan for notes, she insisted on re-writing it and it has gone back on forth between the couple for a number of years before they were finally ready to film it.

    The story focuses (what…

Recent reviews

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Great performances (with one exception) superb fight scenes and a absolutely banging first half are unfortunately let down by a overblown CG heavy finale that feels at odds with the rest of the film, if there is a cut without Ben Kingsley then that would be great as well.

    Fun but could have been superb.

  • I Used to Go Here

    I Used to Go Here

    The cast are great and Gillian Jacobs is always watchable so it's enjoyable enough, just a shame the comedy doesn't really land and the film never quite knows what it wants to be.

Popular reviews

  • Inception



    Visually stunning and very smartly written, a blockbuster with a brain and 8 years on it's sad to see there aren't more out there like this.

    Coupled with an excellent cast, superb set pieces and the fact that Nolan manages to squeeze some emotion into the mix, Inception is Hollywood filmmaking done well.

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    Absolutely superb, every contrivance you expect to see is avoided, the passing of time is masterfully handled and Riz Ahmed (and the supporting cast) deliver exceptional understated performances, throw in some impeccable sound design and you have one on the years very best films.