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

LFF 2017: Sweet Country Review

LFF 2017: Sweet Country Review

A fine Australian western, with some harsh lessons about its country's past.

LFF 2017: 1% Review

LFF 2017: 1% Review

On yer bike... The LFF coverage continues with some Ozploitation.

LFF 2017: David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Review

LFF 2017: David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Review

David Stratton has been involved in Australian cinema for over fifty years, and in this documentary gives his overview of the subject.

Killing Ground Review

Killing Ground Review

How is camping in Australia still a thing?

Fifty Years of Colour Television

Fifty Years of Colour Television

Fifty years ago today, colour television arrived in the UK. Gary Couzens looks back.

Spear Review

Spear Review

Stephen Page's dance-based film Spear, showing in London at the Origins Film Festival.

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith Review

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith Review

Smaller than the eye can see, the pioneering works of F. Percy Smith, from the BFI.

Film/Notfilm Review

Film/Notfilm Review

Two versions of Samuel Beckett's only screenplay, plus a documentary on it, in dual-format from the BFI.

Madame de... Review

Madame de... Review

One of Max Ophüls's great films, in dual-format from the BFI.

Rita, Sue and Bob Too Review

Rita, Sue and Bob Too Review

Thatcher's Britain with her knickers down. Now on dual-format from the BFI.

German Concentration Camps Factual Survey Review

German Concentration Camps Factual Survey Review

“Unless the world learns the lesson these pictures teach, night will fall. But by God's grace, we who live, will learn.”