About me

I am a writer and film critic living in Melbourne, Australia. I have a PhD in Women’s Studies and my feminist cultural studies research focused on anxiety about white, heterosexual masculinity in the films of the Clinton (Bill) era. Since then, I have been published widely, in both academic collections, and more recently in a variety of film focused publications, including Senses of Cinema, ACMI, SBS Movies, The Big Issue, Fandor, The Age, Kill Your Darlings, The Seventh Row, Real Time Arts, and Bright Wall Dark Room. I write reviews and features, but my preference is for longer form criticism. My current research interests include Terence Davies, the aesthetics of desire and the pleasure of looking in the films of Luca Guadagnino, the dynamics of screen attraction, and queer romantic drama.

14 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi,
    Your blog is fantastic. I need a small favour though if possible. I am looking for a good big full size poster of the below photo:

    Have you got access to it or can you point me in the right direction to get such a thing in big format? Have you got it maybe? If you could e-mail it to me, this would be simply amazing as I’m a massive fan of Heat since 1995 release.

    Thank you very much!

    Kind Regards,

    1. Hi
      Thanks for your comments. I’d be happy to help you with a poster if I had one but I don’t. It was also quite difficult to find a high resolution image – that’s why the picture’s so small. You should try searching online specifically for movie posters and see what you can find.
      It’s a great film.

  2. Well, I couldn’t be more impressed with your sharp-witted and thoughtful remarks on “lost in translation”.

    thank you.

  3. Hi Joanna, I really love your blog. I’m very passionate about films. I have autism and when I was bit younger I hardly did anything else but watching films. It made me feel safe. I have nominated you for the ‘Liebster Award’. You can leaner more about this award on my post:
    I wish you a wonderful weekend and keep on blogging.

    1. Thanks for much for this, but I’m going to politely decline the award at this time. I do really appreciate the nomination, however, and more so that you enjoy reading my blog.

  4. Hi, Joanna, this is probably my favourite film blog that I’ve come across so far. I really love to read your reviews (or maybe analyses would be a better term?). They’re smart and insightful, and it’s more than apparent that you’re very passionate about films and cinema in general. So, thank you. Thank you for writing and sharing your knowledge and thoughts with the rest of us. 😉

    1. Hi Veronika, Thanks for reading and for your very kind and generous comments. I’ll be sire to take a look at your blog too. Happy cinema.

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