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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 (12/7/2024)

(Reviews of Hundreds of Beavers; A House in Jerusalem; Bushman; and Heart of an Oak) HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS. If Guy Maddin and Dom Joly...

Parky At the Pictures (12/7/2024)

(Overview of 3rd Cinecittà Italian Doc Season) Bertha Dochouse is hosting the Cinecittà: Italian Doc Season on 20-21 July. This is the...

Parky At the Pictures (5/7/2024)

(Reviews of What Remains; A Greyhound of a Girl; and Younger) WHAT REMAINS. In the 1990s, a patient at an institution for the criminally...

Parky At the Pictures (28/6/2024)

(Reviews of Next Sohee; You Burn Me; Eternal You; and Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow) NEXT SOHEE. Having completed the...

Parky At the Pictures (21/6/2024)

(Reviews of Green Border; Sorcery; Strike: An Uncivil War; and Visions, Dreams and Magic: The Unmade Films of Michael Powell) GREEN...

Parky At the Pictures (14/6/2024)

(Reviews of Freud's Last Session; Àma Gloria; Rosalie; and The Moor) FREUD'S LAST SESSION. Anthony Hopkins played C.S. Lewis in Richard...

Parky At the Pictures (7/6/2024)

(Reviews of Here; Four Little Adults; The Dead Don't Hurt; Hard Miles; and Food Inc. 2) HERE. Belgian Bas Devos is another emerging...

Parky At the Pictures (4/6/2024)

(A review of Exhibition on Screen: My National Gallery, London) MY NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON. Less than a decade has passed since...

Parky At the Pictures (31/5/2024)

(Reviews of The Beast; The Teacher's Lounge; and Little Monsters) THE BEAST. In 2021, Bertrand Bonello announced that he was planning to...

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...

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