Writing 

I’m a freelance writer — mostly on film and music, but also on art and technology — who’s been published in The Guardian, The Monthly, VICE, ABC Arts, and more. Currently, I am the Kill Your Darlings New Critic, where I write a regular column on cultural depictions of queer desire and self-creation, and in 2017, I edited my student publication Honi Soit

To get in touch for freelance opportunities, drop me a line! Or check out a sample of my writing below:

Lulu Wang: ‘I would love it if white men were asked the same questions as me’ (The Guardian)

‘Elite’: Spanish take on Gossip Girl is TV gold – and your next favourite binge (The Guardian)

‘Riverdale’: a campy, maximalist romp that leans into its own post-comic book absurdity (The Guardian)

Kore-eda Hirokazu on directing Catherine Deneuve in ‘The Truth’ and making a film in a language he can’t speak (ABC Arts)

Think Less, Feel More: ‘Honey Boy’ (The Monthly)

Requiem for a Stream: The politics of livestreaming in ‘Present.Perfect.’ and ‘Jawline’ (The Monthly)

Spring Flings & Ferris Wheels: The politics of coming out in teen film (Overland)

Queer Cinema’s Love Affair with the Dancefloor (Kill Your Darlings)

The Cinematic Melancholy of the Suburbs (Kill Your Darlings)

‘Isle of Dogs’ is a White Man’s Fantasy of Japan (VICE)

‘Annihilation’ is Proof that Women-Led Sci-Fi is Better (Junkee)

Curiouser and Curiouser: Kate Miller-Heidke’s suburban fairy tale (Double J)

Review: Bi Gan’s ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ (Running Dog)

Review: Lina Maria Mannheimer’s ‘Mating’ (Running Dog) — with Claire Cao

Moving and Shaking: Embracing the uncertainty of teen sexuality in ‘Giant Little Ones’ (Rough Cut)

“Goat-ish”: the bizarre serendipity of Xylouris White (SMH)

Mount Eerie on Grief, Loss, and Self-Flagellation (SMH)

Women in Art Study Reveals 50% Gender Pay Gap (SMH)

It’s Time We Stop Tolerating the Royals (SMH/Daily Life)

When Chris Met Felix: Sydney Festival's unlikely fusion of beatbox and classical (SMH)

From ‘Sixteen Candles’ to ‘Love, Simon’: How teen Soundtracks have evolved (Double J)

Classic Album: Cypress Hill — Black Sunday (Double J)

Classic Album: The Presidents of the United States of America — Self-titled (Double J)

The Story of Badu Gili (Sydney Opera House Backstage)

10 Books to Read Before Antidote 2018 (Sydney Opera House Backstage)

On Reinvention and Harry Styles (Honi Soit)

Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ is a Call to Arms for Apathetic Youth (Honi Soit)

Melina Marchetta Inspires 25 Years On (Honi Soit)

Beyond Beatlemania: How technology has changed modern music fandoms (Honi Soit)

Flash Fiction: Two Autobiographical Short Stories & One Not-So-Autobiographical One (Subbed In)


Mark