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Book chapters

“Cannibalism and War Victimhood in Japanese Cinema”
In (In)digestion in Literature and Film: A Transcultural Approach (edited by Niki Kiviat & Serena Rivera). Routledge, 2020 (forthcoming)

“Santiago Álvarez’s Now
In A Cuban Cinema Companion (edited by Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Sean O’Reilly, and Amanda McMenamin). Rowman & Littlefield, 2019 (forthcoming)

“DIY Art Cinema: Pedro Costa’s In Vanda’s Room
In A Companion to Screen Production (edited by Craig Batty, et al.). Wiley-Blackwell, 2019 (forthcoming)

“Abandon the Young in Tokyo: Yoshitarō Nomura’s The Demon and Hirokazu Koreeda’s Nobody Knows
In The Child in World Cinema (edited by Debbie Olsen). Lexington Books, 2018
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“The Confused Nation: Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Big Man Japan
In Giant Creatures in our World: Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture (edited by Camille D.G. Mustachio and Jason Barr). McFarland Press, 2017
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“What is Kaiju?” (co-authored)
In Giant Creatures in our World: Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture (edited by Camille D.G. Mustachio and Jason Barr). McFarland Press, 2017
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Articles

"Stop Filming!"
Peephole JournalNo. 10, 2018
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“Riot and Revenge: Symmetry and the Cronulla Riot in Abe Forsythe’s Down Under
Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. No. 13, 2017
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“Off the Road Again: Stuff and Dough
Senses of Cinema. No. 84, 2017
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Nobody Knows
Senses of Cinema. No. 83, 2017
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“Unseen Voices in Abbas Kiarostami’s The Wind Will Carry Us”
Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016
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“Shortcuts and Balloons: The Aesthetics of Tropfest”
Metro. No. 177, 2013
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Reviews

“Midnight Family”
4:3. August 2019 

"Joanna Hogg’s Unbroken"
VHS Tracking. No. 9, 2019

"Caniba"
4:3August 2018
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"A Woman Captured"
4:3August 2018
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"A Portrait of Judith Buckrich"
Sightlines Journal. No. 2, 2017
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“Charlie Chaplin’s The Idle Class
VHS Tracking. No. 3, 2017

“Josh Lee’s A Dollar for the Good Ones”
VHS Tracking.
No. 1, 2017

PRESENTATIONS & GUEST LECTURES


Nobody Knows Blu-ray commentary. Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda, British Film Institute, July 2019 (forthcoming)

“Slow Films”. Edith Cowan University, April 2019

“Minimalist Film from Warhol to Costa”. Edith Cowan University, September 2018

“Lisandro Alonso’s La libertad”. Screen Actualities, Curtin University, March 2018

“Structural/Structuring Film”. Edith Cowan University, March 2018

“Truth and Fiction in Documentary”. Screen Actualities, Curtin University, April 2017

This Used To Be Here”. Sightlines Conference, RMIT University, November 2016

Q&A (Japanese translations) with Takeshi Suzuki (producer, The Whispering Star). Revelation International Film Festival, July 2016

“The War on Indirectness: Kazuo Hara’s The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On”. RevCon Academic Conference, North Metropolitan TAFE, July 2016

“News For Home: Sound and Music in No Encore and Three Hams in a Can”. TURA Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium, State Library of Western Australia, May 2016

“Beyond Slow: The Problem of Realism in Contemporary Minimalist Cinema”. Cinematic Thinking Workshop, University of New South Wales, November 2014

“Structural Film”. Experimental Screens, Curtin University, September 2014

“Innocence and Horror: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House”. University of Western Australia Film Society, August 2013

“DIY Art Cinema: Pedro Costa’s In Vanda’s Room”. RevCon Academic Conference, July 2013

“Baby Shoes, Never Worn: Screenwriting with Gaps”. John Septimus Roe College, June 2013

“Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars”. Japanese Animation Film Festival, March 2012

“Isao Takahata’s Pom Poko”. Japanese Animation Film Festival, March 2012

“Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro”. Japanese Animation Film Festival, March 2012

“Takashi Yamazaki’s Space Battleship Yamato”. Japanese Animation Film Festival, March 2012

“Yoshinari Nishikori’s Railways”. State Library of Western Australia, October 2011

“Fujiro Mitsuishi’s Osaka Hamlet”. State Library of Western Australia, October 2011

“Shinichi Hashimoto’s Yamakoshi: The Recovery of a Tiny Japanese Village”. Japanese Film Festival, September 2011

“Rintaro’s Galaxy Express 999”. Japanese Film Festival, September 2011

“Art Film as Documentary: Lisandro Alonso’s La libertad and Los muertos”. ASPERA Conference, July 2011

“Yoji Yamada’s About Her Brother”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2010

“Sumio Omori’s Feel the Wind”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2010

“Takashi Yamazaki’s Always 2: Sunset on Third Street”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2010

“Tsutomu Abe’s Happy Family Plan”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2010

“Yojiro Takita’s Departures”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2010

“Kon Ichikawa’s The Makioka Sisters”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2009

“Keichi Hara’s Summer Days with Coo”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2009

“Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Still Walking”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2009

“Lee Sang-il’s Hula Girls”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2009

“Yoji Yamada’s All About Her Brother”. Japanese Film Festival, October 2009