My name is Thomas Caldwell and I am a writer, broadcaster, film critic, public speaker and film programmer.
I produce and co-host the weekly film criticism show Plato’s Cave, and from 2010 to 2015 I was the weekly film critic on the Breakfasters, both on Triple R (3RRR 102.7FM). I appear monthly on Books and Arts Daily on ABC Radio National to discuss book to film adaptations.
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 and 2015 Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Writing Awards.
Cinema Autopsy is a collection of nearly everything I have written on film. Articles and reviews written prior to 2009 have been added here for archival purposes, while most pieces written from 2009 to 2013 are reviews I wrote exclusively for this blog. From 2014 onwards I’ve mostly only written summaries of my favourite films from each month.
Please use the form of the Contact page to get in touch including writing, speaking and lecturing requests.
Updated 7 January 2016