In Print


I am the author of the secondary school text book Film Analysis Handbook, which was published in 2005 by Insight Publications.

I have won the Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film at the Australian Film Critics Association Writing Awards twice, in 2010 and 2015.

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

The Big Issue no 398

Provoc-Auteur“, article on Lars Von Trier for The Big Issue, 2014

“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

Yolngu Storytelling in Ten Canoes”, Screen Education, 2009

Analysing Space and Place: ACMI’s Setting the Scene: Film Design from Metropolis to Australia”, Screen Education, 2009

“Notes on film: The LeopardImitation of LifeTokyo StoryOrpheusDouble Indemnity, and The Blue Angel“, A Beginner’s Guide to Cinema 2, Madman Entertainment, 2008

Updated 8 February 2015

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