My name is Thomas Caldwell and I am a freelance writer, broadcaster and public speaker who specialises in film criticism and educational writing on film. I am on the programming team at the Melbourne International Film Festival as the Shorts & Next Gen Coordinator.
I review films for the Breakfasters on independent Melbourne radio station Triple R (3RRRFM 102.7FM) and I am also the co-host of the Triple R film criticism podcast Plato’s Cave.
I’m the author of the secondary school textbook Film Analysis Handbook and my film reviews, articles and interviews have appeared in The Age, The Big Issue, Overland, Senses of Cinema, Metro and Screen Education. I won the Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film in the 2010 Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Writing Awards.
Cinema Autopsy is a collection of nearly everything I have written on film. For 2013 I will be posting one new film review per week.
Please use the form of the Contact page to get in touch including writing, speaking and lecturing requests.
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My article ‘Critical thoughts’ should provide a good idea of what I see the purpose of film criticism to be and therefore how I approach writing about cinema.
Updated 3 January 2013