CJ Dennis makes a cameo in the opening shot of The Sentimental Bloke (Longford, 1919).


Ealing Abroad: Post-War British Cinema, Settler Colonialism and Ealing Studios in Australia (BFI/Bloomsbury, 2023). [Forthcoming]


Screening Australia: Culture, Media, Context, co-edited with Peter Kilroy (Peter Lang, 2022). [Forthcoming]


‘Deep Time, Deep Space: Towards a Geologic Cinema in Walkabout‘ in Morgan and Kilroy (eds), Screening Australia: Culture, Media, Context (Peter Lang, 2022). [Forthcoming]

”The Longest Film Yet Made’: The Story of the Kelly Gang in Britain and Ireland’, Early Popular Visual Culture (2022). [Forthcoming]

‘An international production but ‘not much Australian’: Authenticity and ‘Australianness’ in Under Capricorn’, Under Capricorn: 70 Years On (special issue), Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism (2021), 80-101. | Link | PDF |

‘A Tale of Two Cities: San Francisco 1906 and Earthquake in Adelaide‘ in Alan Wright (ed), Film on the Faultline (Intellect, 2015). | Intellect |

Entries on ‘First A Girl’, ‘The Private Life of Henry VIII’, ‘The Bed Sitting Room’, ‘The Filth & The Fury’, ‘Sleep Furiously’, in Neil Mitchell (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: Great Britain, vol. 2 (Intellect, 2015). | Intellect |

Entries on ‘The Sentimental Bloke’, ‘The Kid Stakes’, ‘The Siege of Pinchgut’, in Neil Mitchell (ed.), World Film Locations: Sydney (Intellect, 2014). | Intellect|

‘Ealing’s Australian Adventure’ in Mark Duguid, Lee Freeman, Keith M. Johnston and Melanie Williams (eds), Ealing Revisited (BFI, 2012). | Bloomsbury |

‘Woolloomooloo or Wapping?: Critical Responses to The Sentimental Bloke in 1920s London and the normalization of the inner-city working class’, Studies in Australasian Cinema, 5:3 (2012). | DOI | PDF |


‘Report: British Life on Film: History and the Film Archive Symposium, 11 May 2019, King’s College London’ [Conference Report], IAMHIST Blog (17 June 2019). | Link |

‘Pam Hirsch and Chris O’Rourke (eds.), London and Film‘ [Book Review], Journal of British Cinema and Television 16:2 (April 2019), 257-260. | More Info | DOI |

The Komedi Bioscoop: Early Cinema in Colonial Indonesia by Dafna Ruppin’ [Book Review], Early Popular Visual Culture 16:4 (2019), 404-406. | DOI |

Cecil Hepworth and the Rise of the British Film Industry, 1899-1911 by Simon Brown’ [Book Review], Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 37:2 (2017), 345-347. | DOI |

‘Of Myth and Madness: Mad Dog Morgan (Australian Screen Classics) by Jake Wilson’ [Book Review], Senses of Cinema, Issue 81 (December 2016). | Link |

Wake in Fright / The Boys (Australian Screen Classics)’ [Book Review], Reviews in Australian Studies, 7:3 (2013). | Link |


‘John Sewell (Filmmaker and Designer, 1926-81)’ / ‘Universal Integrator’ [Booklet Notes], The Lacey Rituals: Films by Bruce Lacey (and Friends), 1952-2012 (DVD – British Film Institute: London, 2012). | Link |


The Far Paradise: My (now dormant) blog on ‘Australian Cinema from a British Perspective’

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