About

My name is Thomas Caldwell and I am a writer, broadcaster, film critic, public speaker and film programmer. I am based in Melbourne, Australia.

I produce and present the weekly film criticism show Plato’s Cave on Triple R and 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 IssueOverland, 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 until further notice I’ve stepped back from regularly writing film criticism and I’ve used this blog mostly to  write summaries of my favourite films from each month.

Please refer to the following pages for more information about what I’m up to at the moment: On Air | In print | In person 

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Please use the form of the Contact page to get in touch including writing, speaking and lecturing requests.

Updated 9 September 2016

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