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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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Ida

Secrets are revealed in Pawel Pawlikowski's award-winning Ida, on Blu-ray from Artificial Eye....

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The world is about to end in this classic British SF film from 1962, on Blu-ray from the BFI....

Breaking the Waves

Lars Von Trier's Scottish-set drama, with an Oscar-nominated performance from Emily Watson, reissued by Artificial Eye.

The Little Death (London Film Festival 2014)

Several couples aim to improve their sex lives in the controversial but very funny The Little Death....

The Mule (London Film Festival 2014)

First arrest a man. Producing the evidence is number two, in more ways than one......

Finally, Sunday! (Vivement dimanche!)

Truffaut goes noir (et blanc) in his final film, released on Blu-ray by Artificial Eye...

The Woman Next Door (La femme d'à côté)

Fanny Ardant and Gérard Depardieu rekindle an adulterous relationship in The Woman Next Door, Franco...

The Last Metro (Le dernier Métro)

Truffaut's story of a theatre group during the Occupation gets a Blu-ray release from Artificial Eye...

Love on the Run (L'amour en fuite)

Truffaut revisits Antoine Doinel a final time in Love on the Run, out on Blu-ray from Artificial Eye...

A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (Une belle fille comme moi)

The life and times of a femme fatale, in this black comedy directed by François Truffaut....

Anne and Muriel (Two English Girls) (Deux anglaises et le continent)

A man is involved with two sisters in one of Truffaut's best films, released by Artificial Eye....

Bed and Board (Domicile conjugal)

Truffaut returns to Antoine Doinel a third time in Bed and Board, reissued by Artificial Eye....

Frank

Michael Fassbender in a large paper-mâché head comes to Blu-ray... ...

The Beast (La bête)

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise......

Immoral Tales (Contes immoraux)

In which Borowczyk goes erotic......

Blanche

In which Borowczyk goes medieval, in the third of Arrow's releases....

Goto Isle of Love (Goto l'île d'amour)

Borowczyk's live-action fantasy, a cult movie in its day, newly restored by Arrow....

Walerian Borowczyk: Short Films and Animation

The first of five reviews of one of the releases of the year....

Lilting on Blu-ray and DVD 29 September

The opening film of this year’s London LGBT Film Festival, Lilting tells the moving story of a C...

Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés)

Truffaut returns to Antoine Doinel in Stolen Kisses, a comedy from 1968 out on Blu-ray from Artifici...

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....

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