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THE DAVID PARKINSON FILM BLOG

From Méliès to Marvel

David Parkinson has been a film critic and historian for 35 years. In addition to such books as A History of Film (Thames & Hudson) and 100 Ideas That Changed Film (Laurence King), he has also written for Radio Times, The Guardian, Sight and Sound, the Oxford Times, Heat, Metro and Empire, where he is a contributing editor. As well as the BFI website, he has also contributed to such online outlets as MovieMail, Cinema Paradiso, Reader's Digest, BBC Bitesize, Films in Focus, Network on Air and the Official Kenneth More website. He is also a film and media adviser to the Dictionary of National Biography and has been a member of the London Critics' Circle since 1996.

Parky At the Pictures (24/5/2024)

(Reviews of Slow; Hoard; The Present; Ospina Cali Colombia; and Big Banana Feet) SLOW. Born in 1991, Marija Kavtaradzė graduated from the...

Parky At the Pictures (17/5/2024)

(Reviews of Nuestra Madres; Nezouh; The Almond and the Seahorse; and Catching Fire The Story of Anita Pallenberg) NUESTRA MADRES. Five...

Parky At the Pictures (10/5/2024)

(Reviews of La chimera; Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger; and On Resistance Street) LA CHIMERA. The theme of doing...

Parky At the Pictures (3/5/2024)

(Reviews of There's Still Tomorrow; Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry; Stephen; Fantastic Machine; and Lassie: A New Adventure) THERE'S...

Parky At the Pictures (26/4/2024)

(Reviews of That They May Face the Rising Sun; Quintessentially Irish; Kidnapped; and I Could Never Go Vegan) THAT THEY MAY FACE THE...

Parky At the Pictures (19/4/2024)

(Reviews of Jeanne Du Barry; If Only I Could Hibernate; Grace; All You Need Is Death; Swede Caroline; and Beyond the Raging Sea) JEANNE...

Parky At the Pictures (15/4/2024)

(Review of John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger) JOHN SINGER SARGENT: FASHION & SWAGGER. Approaching 30 feature documentaries since its...

Parky At the Pictures (12/4/2024)

(Reviews of Close Your Eyes; Bleeding Love; Drift; Unsinkable; and Atirkül in the Land of Real Men) CLOSE YOUR EYES. Spanish director...

Parky At the Pictures (5/4/2024)

(Reviews of Evil Does Not Exist; The Origin of Evil; Io Capitano; The Trouble With Jessica; and Goya, Carrière and the Ghost of Buñuel)...

Parky At the Pictures (29/3/2024)

(Reviews of Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus; Disco Boy; The Sweet East; Cidade Rabat; Celluloid Underground; and Little Eggs: A Frozen Rescue)...

Parky At the Pictures (22/3/2024)

(An overview of the 38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival) Screening 57 features and 81 shorts from 41 countries, the 38th...

Parky At the Pictures (22/3/2024)

(Reviews of Baltimore; Late Night With the Devil; and Phantom Parrot) BALTIMORE. Twenty years have passed since Christine Malloy and Joe...

Parky At the Pictures (15/3/2024)

(Reviews of Monster; The New Boy; Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell; and Janey) MONSTER. Now in his sixties, Hirokazu Kore-eda is the latest...

Parky At the Pictures (15/3/2024)

(Reviews from the Donne di Mafia Film Festival) CinemaItaliaUK is holding its annual Donne di Mafia Mini Film Festival, with screenings...

Parky At the Pictures (8/3/2024)

(Reviews of Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World; Vindication Swim; and Copa 71) DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE...

Parky At the Pictures (1/3/2024)

(Reviews of Four Daughters; Driving Mum; American Star; Defoe; and Combat Wombat: Double Trouble) FOUR DAUGHTERS. Having studied cinema...

Parky At the Pictures (23/2/2024)

(Reviews of Hamlet; Hamlet Within; The Promised Land; Out of Darkness; The Moon Thieves; and A Wolfpack Called Ernesto) HAMLET & HAMLET...

Parky At the Pictures (16/2/2024)

(Reviews of Navalny; Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande; Someone's Daughter, Someone's Son; and Una Squadra) NAVALNY. Alexei Navalny...

Parky At the Pictures (9/2/2024)

(Reviews of Your Fat Friend; Dagr; The Civil Dead; Table For Six 2; and The Jungle Bunch World Tour) YOUR FAT FRIEND. Since debuting with...

Parky At the Pictures (3/2/2024)

(Review of Padre Pio; and This Blessed Plot) PADRE PIO. In the course of a startlingly unpredictable 50-year career, Abel Ferrara has...

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