Gary Couzens

I'm a fiction and non-fiction writer, and have been a contributor to The Digital Fix (formerly DVD Times) since 2000. I've reviewed a wide variety of films and television, with a particular specialism in Australian cinema. I've written a review special for Australia Day (26 January) for this site every year since 2002.

My Content

Romeo is Bleeding Blu-ray Review

Latter-day film noir in which hapless corrupt cop Gary Oldman clashes with hitwoman Lena Olin. Directed by Peter Medak and released on Blu-ray by the BFI.

Mädchen in Uniform Blu-ray Review

Made in 1931 and an immediate success and classic of gay cinema, Mädchen in Uniform is released in dual-format by the BFI.

Rock Follies' 45th Anniversary DVD Review

First broadcast forty-five yeasrs ago, Rock Follies was a popular hit and won that year;s BAFTA Award. A look back at the show and its sequel Rock Follies of 77, on DVD.

Mogul Mowgli Blu-ray Review

Mogul Mowgli, starring Riz Ahmed as a British-Asian rapper facing a life-chaning illness, is released on Blu-ray by the BFI.

The Witch of Kings Cross Review

The Witch of Kings Cross is a documentary about artist and occultist Rosaleen Norton, often add odds with the conservatism of Australian society and the law.

The Furnace Review

The Furnace is a debut feature from writer/director, Roderick Mackay, a western set during the 1890s Australian Gold Rush.

Rams Review

Sam Neill and Michael Caton star in Rams, an enjoyable remake of the 2015 Icelandic film, relocated to Western Australia.

Penguin Bloom Review

Based on a true story, Penguin Bloom is out in Australian cinemas and in the UK on Netflix now.

New short film and documentary streaming platform Filmpixs launches globally in February

A new Short film and documentary streaming platform, Filmpixs, launches globally on 17 February. Here's what's on offer.

BFI announces April-June Blu-ray/DVD releases

BFI announces Blu-ray/DVD releases for April-June 2021, including I Start Counting, Jungle Fever and a second volume of Plays for Today.

Eureka announces Blu-ray releases for April

Eureka announces Blu-ray releases for April 2021, including Karloff at Columbia, Two Films by John Ford, Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi and Russian Raid.

Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1940-1942 Blu-ray Review

Fourfilms made by Marlene Dietrich over two years for Universal, with John Wayne playing opposite her in three of them. Released on Blu-ray by the BFI.

The Kid Stakes Review

Restored by the National Film and Sound Archive, The Kid Stakes remains a classic Australian silent comedy, still charming and funny to this day.

Seven Types of Ambiguity Miniseries Review

A child is taken and the abductor is arrested - but who is telling the truth about why this happened? This award-winning miniseries from 2017, based on Elliott Perlman's novel, looks at the story from several perspectives.

Roadgames Blu-ray Review

For Australia Day, a look at Richard Franklin's 1981 thriller Roadgames, starring Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, released on Blu-ray by Indicator.

The Last Wave Blu-ray Review

The first release on Umbrella Entertainment's Sunburnt Screens label, Peter Weir's classic The Last Wave comes to Blu-ray.

Hearts and Bones Review

An impressive dramatic feature debut from Ray Lawrence, Hearts and Bones is now available to stream in the UK.

Blue Sky Blu-ray Review

Tony Richardson's final film as director, with an Oscar-winning performance from Jessica Lange, is released on Blu-ray from the BFI.

I Start Counting Blu-ray Review

A distinctive thriller from 1970, long not always easy to see, on Blu-ray from Fun CIty Editions.

Polytechnique Blu-ray Review

Denis Villeneuves 2009 film, reconstructing the Montreal college shootings of 1989, is one of his best films. Released by the BFI on Blu-ray in both its French and English versions.