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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 (23/7/2021)

(Reviews The Surrogate; Here We Are; Off the Rails; Diana's Wedding; Deerskin; and The Birthday Cake) Cinemas are open again. But not...

Parky At the Pictures (16/7/2021)

(An overview of MyFrenchFilmFestival's free online Cannes special) Since its launch in 2010, MyFrenchFilmFestival has consistently...

Parky At the Pictures (9/7/2021)

(Reviews Tove; Jumbo; Poster Boys; To Be Someone; and Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling) Cinemas are open again, then. But not everyone...

Parky At the Pictures (2/7/2021)

(Reviews Another Round; Dr Bird's Advice For Sad Poets; Tyger Tyger; Daisy Quokka: World's Scariest Animal; The Filmmaker's House; and...

Parky At the Pictures (25/6/2021)

(Reviews The Reason I Jump; Love Child; Bank Job; Sparkling: The Story of Champagne; King Otto; and Diana At 60) Cinemas are open again,...

Parky At the Pictures (18/6/2021)

(Reviews of The Killing of Two Lovers; Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt); and Hero Mode) Cinemas are open again, then. But not everyone...

Parky At the Pictures (11/6/2021)

(Reviews of Frankie; Shiva Baby; Me, Myself and Di; End of Sentence; Drunk Bus; and Safe Inside) Cinemas are open again, then. But not...

Parky At the Pictures (4/6/2021)

(Reviews of Apples; After Love; Surge; Vanquish; Stalker; Undergods; My New York Year; and Felix and the Hidden Treasure) Cinemas are...

Parky At the Pictures (4/6/2021)

(A review of Exhbition on Screen: Sunflowers) Director David Bickerstaff and producer Phil Grabsky must over the blue moon that their...

Parky At the Pictures (28/5/2021)

(Reviews of Rare Beasts; Betrayed; The Auschwitz Escape; The Trial; and State Funeral) Cinemas are open again, then. But not everyone is...

Parky At the Pictures (28/5/2021)

(An overview of the 10th London Spanish Film Festival Spring Weekend) Following its postponement in 2020, the London Spanish Film...

Parky At the Pictures (21/5/2021)

(Reviews of Servants; Once Upon a River; and The Human Factor) Cinemas are open again, then. But not everyone is going to want to sit in...

Parky At the Pictures (14/5/2021)

(Reviews of Cowboys; Fried Barry; Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb; Some Kind of Heaven; and House of Cardin) So, here we are. The last...

Parky At the Pictures (7/5/2021)

(Reviews of Charlatan; I Blame Society; Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies; and Henry Glassie: Field Work) In an ideal world (whatever...

Parky At the Pictures (30/4/2021)

(Reviews of Labyrinth of Cinema; The Last Photograph; The Reckoning; The Banishing; and Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation)...

Parky At the Pictures (23/4/2021)

(Reviews of Black Bear; Songs My Brothers Taught Me; True Mothers; The Drifters; Sequin in a Blue Room; Sisters With Transistors; and...

Parky At the Pictures (16/4/2021)

(An overview of the 11th edition of Cinema Made in Italy, which is streaming on MUBI between 16-29 April) One of the few positives about...

Parky At the Pictures (9/4/2021)

(Reviews of The Mauritanian; Why Don't You Just Die!; Nemesis; Turu, the Wacky Hen; and Tina) Despite the relaxation of the odd outdoor...

Parky At the Pictures (4/2/2021)

(Reviews of Stray; Ammonite; Justine; The Columnist; The Owners; and Willy's Wonderland) Despite the relaxation of the odd outdoor...

Parky At the Pictures (26/3/2021)

(Musings on a few forgotten musicals) It's been a busy week writing for people who give me money, so it's not been possible to devote...