Texts in the City: The Player

Texts in the City: The Player

Texts in the City host Tony Birch is joined for this session by film critic and writer Thomas Caldwell. Together, they go deep into Robert Altman’s self-reflexive (and sometimes self-parodying) look at Hollywood, The Player.


Portrait of Tony Birch

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the author of Ghost River, which won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing, and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing, and three short story collections – Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People.

Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, and a regular guest at writers’ festivals. He lives in Melbourne and is a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University.

Portrait of Thomas Caldwell

Thomas Caldwell

Thomas Caldwell is a freelance writer, broadcaster and public speaker who specializes in film criticism and educational writing on film.

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