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

Since 2014 Thomas has discussed book to film adaptations on The Book Show (formerly Books and Arts) on ABC Radio National. From 2011 to 2017 he produced and hosted the film criticism show Plato’s Cave, every Monday night on Melbourne independent community radio station Triple R (3RRR 102.7FM), and from 2010 to 2015 he was the film reviewer on the Breakfasters every Thursday morning.

He is experienced moderating Q&As, hosting In Conversation events, taking part in panel discussions and delivering film as text lectures and workshops to students and teachers. Some of the people Thomas has moderated Q&As for or hosted In Conversations events with include Ralph Fiennes, Geena Davis, Peter Weir, Nicolas Winding Refn, Luca Guadagnino, Gareth Edwards, Paul Cox, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rolf de Heer, Shaun Tan, Gillian Armstrong, Robert Connolly, Richard Lowenstein, Ivan Sen, Hugo Weaving,  David Wenham, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Charles, Noni Hazlehurst and Jan Chapman.

Thomas is the author of the secondary school textbook Film Analysis Handbook, which was published in 2005 by Insight Publications, with a revised edition published in 2017. His film reviews, articles and interviews have appeared in The Age, Overland Literary Journal, Senses of Cinema, Metro, Screen Education and The Big Issue. He won the Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film in the 2010 and 2015 Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Writing Awards.

Updated March 2019


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