Essays/articles/talks - Film

Reverse chronological order. Does not include books, book chapters, or article series
  • Post-Human Post-Cinema

    Part 1 - Westworld's Opening Title Sequence

    2018

    essay
    Senses Of Cinema No.89, Melbourne

  • Particulate Cinema

    Visualising Data & Posthuman Physics

    2017

    essay
    Artlink, Vol.37 No.1, Adelaide

    Excerpt

  • Blank Generations

    2017

    unpublished slide presentation
    in conjunction with the film series Lost New York
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  • Hyper-Feminization

    2017

    panel presentation
    for the panel Anime & Feminism
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • Disaster, Trauma & Reconstruction in Miyazaki’s Anime

    2017

    unpublished talk
    in conjunction with the Madman Anime Festival
    Yarra Libraries, Melbourne

  • De-touchable Technologies

    Between Dreams & Nightmares

    2017

    essay
    Oberon, No.3, Copenhagen

    Excerpt

  • Art + Film

    2017

    live conversation
    with Emile Zile for Art+Film series
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • Shin Godzilla

    2016

    film review
    Radio National's The Final Cut, October 2016

  • Meta-Cinema & Japanese Comedy

    2016

    unpublished slide lecture
    for the Urbanism lecture series
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

    2015

    unpublished slide lecture
    for the Cult Japan screening programme
    Australian Cinematheque, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

  • Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

    Politics, Engineering & Image-Making

    2014

    film review
    Frieze online, London

  • Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery

    2014

    film review
    Artforum online, New York

  • A Sonic Reading of Visualised Space

    A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness

    2014

    film review
    The Wire, London, 2014

  • Tokusatsu: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

    2013

    exhibition review
    Frieze No.152, London

  • The Way Wakamatsu Chose His Own Fate

    Political Mortality & Radical Dramaturgy

    2012

    essay
    Senses Of Cinema No.65, Melbourne

  • Hypnagogic Horror - Hauntological Cinema

    Berberian Sound Studio

    2014

    film review
    RealTime No.113, Sydney

  • Is It Weird?

    Or, Actualising Disallowed Cinema

    2013

    essay
    Lola No.3, Buffalo/Melbourne

  • Copying Doctors - Consuming Cinema

    Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

    2012

    film review
    Realtime No.107, Sydney

  • The Myth Of Collage In Cinema

    2010

    unpublished talk
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

  • Enlarge Your Penis Now

    Script-writing as self-help for a sick industry

    2009

    catalogue essay
    for Emile Zile
    Unheard Cinema Festival, Netherlands

  • Pink Cinema

    2011

    panel contribution
    for 1st Fantastic Asia Film Festival
    Nova Cinema, Melbourne

  • Graphic Cinema

    2011

    essay
    Artlines, 2011 issue 4, Brisbane

  • Anime At The Speed Of Thought

    Welcome To Irabu's Office + The Tatami Galaxy

    2011

    catalogue essay
    for the DVD release
    Siren Visual, Melbourne

  • Delusional Praxis & Cinematic Immolation

    Ecstasy of Angels

    2009

    essay
    Un, Volume 3 No.2, Melbourne

  • Targeting Australia

    2009

    film review
    Real Time No.89, Sydney

  • Citizen Kane

    The sound of the look of a 'visual masterpiece'

    2008

    essay
    Music & The Moving Image, Vol.1 No.3, University of Illinois Press, Champaign

  • The 50 Best Things About Anime

    2007

    overview
    Empire, Sydney, January 2007

  • Critics' Top Ten 2006

    Film Comment

    2007

    list
    Film Comment Vol.43 No.1, January-February, New York

  • Manga & Anime in Australia

    2006

    report
    Wochi Kochi (Japan Foundation Quarterly Newsletter), Tokyo

  • L'Amour Japan

    Recent Frissons in Japanese Cinema

    2006

    essay
    Metro Magazine No.149, Melbourne

  • Showgirls

    2006

    film review
    for the Trash & Treasure segment of IN The Cut
    ABC Radio National

  • Toshio Suzuki

    Producer, Studio Ghibli

    2005

    introduction and Q+A session
    for the screening of Howl's Moving Castle
    Sydney International Film Festival, Sydney

  • My Dreadful Failure As An Australian Filmmaker

    2004

    heartfelt confession
    Spinach7, No.3, Melbourne

  • Sounds of Sex & Violence

    2003

    unpublished talk
    Adelaide International Film Festival, Adelaide

  • Spirited Away

    2003

    screening introduction
    for the season Asia In Focus
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • I Am Robot And Proud

    Robots, Cyborgs & Androids in the Manga of Osamu Tezuka

    2003

    unpublished slide presentation
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • Takuji Endo

    Patlabor: Wasted XIII

    2002

    introduction and Q+A session
    for the season Japanime 02
    Dendy Quay Cinemas, Sydney

  • Noise & Conduction

    (With Passing Reference to the Absence of Ideas in Australian Cinema)

    2002

    notes from unpublished talk
    Australian Screen Directors Association conference, Sydney

  • Baby, You're The Right Kind Of Wrong

    Pop Music, Cinema & Other Holes

    2002

    essay
    Photofile No.66, Sydney

  • Vinyl Fantasy

    2002

    essay
    Gloss No.4, Melbourne

  • What do I think of the ABC?

    2002

    private email response
    ABC Radio National

  • The Scent Of Pacino

    2000

    essay
    Senses of Cinema issue 6, Melbourne

  • The Birds

    The Triumph of Noise Over Music

    1999

    essay
    Essays In Sound No.4, Sydney

  • Music, Heat & the soundtracks of Michael Mann

    1998

    unpublished talk
    John Manogios Lecture Series, Kaleide Cinema, Melbourne

  • J'Taime Ginga Tetsudo 999

    1997

    programme notes
    for stage musical version of Reiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999
    Art Sphere Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo

  • Jane Fucking Campion

    A particular feminine sensibility

    1996

    faxed rejection of invitation
    The Independent, Sydney

  • The Body Internal

    1996

    unpublished slide talk
    Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

  • Japanese Animation in the West

    1995

    essay
    Filmnews No.117, Sydney

  • Labyrinth of Dreams

    1995

    catalogue entry
    45th Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne

  • Aspects of Sound & Music in Indigenous Cinema

    1995

    unpublished talk
    The Indigenous Narrative Drama Initiative workshops
    Australian Film Commission, Sydney

  • Spatial Logic & Dimensionality in Film

    1995

    unpublished talk
    Sound In Space talk series
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • Illiterature

    1991

    unpublished talk
    National Screenwriters' Conference, Melbourne

  • The Body Horrible

    Some notions. Some points. Some examples.

    1990

    expanded slide lecture
    George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
    Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada

    1988

    initial publication of article
    Interventions Nos. 21/22, Sydney

  • Death Videos

    1988

    overview
    People Magazine, Sydney, May 1988

  • Romantic Agony

    Shifting the frame of reference ...

    1988

    panel contribution - unpublished notes
    State Film Theatre, Melbourne

  • All Horror Films Are Sick

    True or False?

    1987

    essay
    Cinema Papers, No.62, Melbourne

  • Cinema's Flickering Future

    International Videos in the 1987 Melbourne International Film Festival

    1987

    overview
    Filmnews Vol.17 No.7, Sydney

  • Creative Development

    The Poetics of Politics in Australian (Film) Culture

    1987

    polemic
    Arena No.80, Melbourne

  • Rewritten Westerns - Rewired Westerns

    Lawyers in Cars & Monsters with guitars

    1987

    essay
    Stuffing No.1, Melbourne

  • Western Spaghetti & Spaghetti Westerns

    Maria Kozic

    1986

    catalogue essay
    Maria Kozic - Aperto section, Venice Biennale

  • Artificialism

    Anything but Realism

    1986

    unpublished essay

  • From The Horrific To The Terrific

    An Index of the Best/Worst in Video Horror

    1985

    viewing guide
    Special Horror Feature
    The Video Age, Vol.4 No.3, Melbourne

  • Terror Technologis

    Emergent/Resurgent Themes in Contemporary Science Fiction

    1985

    essay
    Third Degree, No.3, Sydney

  • Sanscript

    1985

    unpublished talk
    1st National Script Writers' Conference, Melbourne

  • Say Goodbye To Hollywood

    1984

    essay
    Third Degree No.1, Sydney

  • Tales Of Terror

    The Horror Films You Think You Know

    1984

    essay
    Cinema Papers, No.49, Melbourne

  • Ending

    1983

    essay
    Stuff No.4, Melbourne