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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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Warn That Man

From Network's British Film Collection, a comedy-thriller about a plot to kidnap Winston Churchill....

Night Birds

From Network's British Film Collection, an early talkie thriller from 1930....

Night Will Fall

The story of an important documentary about the Holocaust is itself an important documentary, now on DVD.

Ganja & Hess

Bill Gunn's cult 1973 African-American vampire film, released in its full-length version by Eureka....

Charlie's Country

De Heer and Gulpilil again, in the award-winning Charlie's Country.

The Tracker

Australia Day continues with this Outback western, directed by Rolf de Heer and starring David Gulpilil.

The Picture Show Man

Australia Day continues with this 1977 comedy-drama, reviewed in tribute to Rod Taylor, who died recently.

Tracks

Mia Wasikowska treks across 1700 miles of Australian desert. Australia Day begins at The Digital Fix...

Two for the Road: Masters of Cinema

Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney star in the 1967 cult comedy-romance, from Masters of Cinema....

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....

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