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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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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...

The Long Goodbye

Robert Altman's 1973 take on Raymond Chandler gets a superb Blu-ray release from Arrow....

Kelly + Victor

Kelly + Victor is a dark love story, a dramatic feature debut from Kieran Evans, on DVD from Verve P...

The Wall (Die Wand)

A woman finds herself isolated behind an invisible wall, in The Wall, on DVD from New Wave Films....

Wings: Masters of Cinema

The first ever Oscar-winner for Best Picture gets the Masters of Cinema treatment....

Man of Flowers

Australia Day at The Digital Fix ends with Paul Cox's story of erotic obsession, available in the UK...

The Man from Snowy River

One of the biggest Australian hits of all time gets a restored picture and soundtrack on DVD from Ro...

The Goddess of 1967

Australia Day continues at The Digital Fix with The Goddess of 1967, a blackly comic road movie with...

The Overlanders

Australia Day at The Digital Fix begins with this Ealing Studios classic, their first feature film s...

Teenage

Matt Wolf's engaging documentary about how teenagers were invented in the first half of the twentiet...

What Maisie Knew

Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan star in this contemporary update of Henry James's novel, released by...

Gorbaciof

Toni Servillo stars as an accountant taking a wrong turn in Gorbaciof, an Italian thriller released ...

Foxfire

As Laurent Cantet's new film of Joyce Carol Oates's novel about a girl gang comes to DVD, a look back at the 1996 film version of the same novel, an early leading role for Angelina Jolie.

Before Midnight

Third time round for Jesse and Celine, in Before Midnight.

Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

Laurent Cantet's film of Joyce Carol Oates's novel, about teenaged girls in the 1950s in a gang, comes to DVD from Artificial Eye.

Like Someone in Love

Abbas Kiarostami's latest, set in Japan, comes to Blu-ray from New Wave Films....

Breathe In

An exchange student upsets the equilibrium of the family she stays with in Breathe In, Drake Doremus's film starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones, out from Curzon Film World.

Van Gogh: Masters of Cinema

Maurice Pialat's film of the last days of the great painter comes to Blu-ray from Masters of Cinema....

Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley's documentary about her own family and its secrets is one of the films of the year. On disc from Artificial Eye.

The Sweet Hereafter

Ian Holm and Sarah Polley star in Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter, the most recent of seven of his films reissued by Artificial Eye.

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