I am the author of the secondary school text book Film Analysis Handbook, which was published in 2005 by Insight Publications.
My article “Some of the finest films” won the Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film in the 2010 AFCA Writing Awards.
Check out the index for a full list of my various articles, interview, reviews, essays and educational writing; most of which are available online.
Selected recent articles
“Shark Fin Supermarket”, interview with Kimble Rendall, the director of Bait, for Metro, Summer 2013.
“From Drag Queens to Best Men”, interview with Stephan Elliott, the writer/director of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and A Few Best Men, for Metro, 2012
“The Movie Man“, article on Martin Scorsese for The Big Issue, 2012
“River of Life and Death: Women, Religion, Power and Purity in Water“, Screen Education, 2012
“Making stupidity a virtue in Hollywood is dumb” article for The Age, 2011 [external link]
“What Lies Beneath: An interview with Andrew Traucki”, interview with the writer/director on Black Water and The Reef for Metro, 2011
“Sharing Lives, Sharing Stories: On Making Mad Bastards“, interview with writer/director Brendan Fletcher for Metro, 2011
“Lights, Camera, Action“, article on sex in cinema for The Big Issue, 2011
“The Art and Ideology of Walt Disney“, Screen Education, 2011
“Sting in the Fairytale“, article on the Walt Disney Studios fairytale films for The Big Issue, 2010
“Appraising Polanski“, profile of filmmaker Roman Polanksi for The Big Issue, 2010
“Tim Burton: The Exhibition“, Screen Education, 2010
“Aliens: Mothers, Monsters and Marines“, Screen Education, 2010
“Some of the finest films”, article discussing the Australian film industry for Overland Literary Journal, 2010
“Free Will, Technology and Violence in a Futuristic Vision of Humanity – 2001: A Space Odyssey”, Screen Education, 2010
“Through Tim’s Looking Glass”, cover story profile of director Tim Burton for The Big Issue, 2009
“The Long Ride”, cover story interview with Dennis Hopper for The Big Issue, 2009
“Analysing Space and Place: ACMI’s Setting the Scene: Film Design from Metropolis to Australia”, Screen Education, 2009
Updated 12 February 2013