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Gary Couzens

Gary's first review for this site was in March 2000 and he's still here. You'll find him reviewing old and new, English-language and foreign, talkie and silent. He's had a strong interest in Australian cinema since watching BBC2 seasons in the early 1980s and in 2010 finally visited the country after wanting to for thirty years.

As well as writing DVD and film reviews, he has had short stories published, including a collection in 2003, and is working on novels. He edited the anthology Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music (Elastic Press, 2006) which in 2007 won the British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.
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The Soft Skin (La peau douce)

Truffaut's 1964 tale of adultery comes to Blu-ray from Artificial Eye....

The Four Hundred Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

Truffaut's classic debut feature, on Blu-ray from Artificial Eye....

Jules et Jim

François Truffaut's classic bittersweet love story is released on disc by Artificial Eye....

Shoot the Pianist (Tirez sur le pianiste)

Film noir goes New Wave in Truffaut's second feature, the first of twelve released by Artificial Eye...

Rapture

Eureka Classics bring a neglected gem from 1965 to Blu-ray....

A Hard Day's Night

Fadd9. Now in Blu-ray for its fiftieth anniversary....

Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2

An overview of the Draconian Days of the 80s and 90s, essential viewing for horror fans.

The Past (Le passé)

Bérénice Bejo gives an award-winning performance in Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to The Separation....

Gregory's Girl

Bill Forsyth's classic romantic comedy is released on DVD by Second Sight....

The Piano

Jane Campion's modern classic comes to UK Blu-ray from StudioCanal....

Traffic Department (12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival)

A black comedy about corrupt Warsaw traffic cops, a huge hit at the local box office, plays in the K...

Loving (12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival)

A marriage comes under threat in Loving, playing in London's 12th Kinoteka Film Festival....

Life Feels Good (12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival)

A true story of a disabled man's struggle to prove himself, in Life Feels Good, playing in London's ...

Sisters

Brian De Palma's suspense thriller from 1972 comes to Blu-ray from Arrow....

Lasting (12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival)

A stylishly-made story of love under threat plays at the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival in London....

Ticket to the Moon (12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival)

Set in 1969, this coming-of-age comedy plays in the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival....

Nymph()maniac

Lars Von Trier's four-hour, two-part provocative epic arrives on DVD from Artificial Eye. ...

Papusza (12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival)

The festival began with this biopic of the celebrated Polish-Roma poet, through much of the 20th Cen...

12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Returning to London for a 12th successful year, the KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival brings a bump...

Wake in Fright: Masters of Cinema

Sweat, dust and beer...there's nothing else out here mate! This Australian classic gets the Masters ...

Mouchette

Robert Bresson's 1967 film is the first of two of his works to get a Blu release from Artificial Eye...

Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle chapitres 1 et 2)

The controversial winner of the 2013 Palme d'Or comes to Blu-ray from Artificial Eye....

Lonely Hearts

Reviewed as a tribute to Wendy Hughes, who died on 8 March....

The Killers (1964)

Don Siegel's 1964 film from Ernest Hemingway's story, starring Lee Marvin, gets a fine Blu release f...

Classe tous risques

Claude Sautet's 1960 gangster thriller, starring Lino Ventura, gets a dual format release from the B...

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