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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 (2/12/2022)

(Reviews of Three Minutes: A Lengthening; Hidden Letters; Lynch/Oz; and India Sweets and Spices) THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING. David...

Parky At the Pictures (30/11/2022)

(An overview of 30th French Film Festival) Always one of the highlights of the autumnal film calendar, the French Film Festival has...

Parky At the Pictures (25/11/2022)

(Reviews of Utama; What Do We See When We Look At the Sky?; Amaryllis; Three Day Millionaire; and Hong Kong: City on Fire) UTAMA. What a...

Parky At the Pictures (18/11/2022)

(An overview of the films showing at the 26th Made in Prague Festival) Now in its 26th edition, Made in Prague is a celebration of all...

Parky At the Pictures (11/11/2022)

(Reviews of Retrograde; and KANAVAL: A People's History of Haiti in Six Chapters) RETROGRADE. Never let it be said that documentarist...

Parky At the Pictures (4/11/2022)

(Reviews of Hunt; Return to Dust; Neptune Frost; My Neighbour, Adolf; and Good Night Oppy) HUNT. `Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown,' Joe...

Parky At the Pictures (28/10/2022)

(Reviews of Hilma; Hounded; and Sound For the Future) HILMA. Anyone seeking to compile a Top 10 of films about women artists should have...

Parky At the Pictures (21/10/2022)

(Reviews of The Gravedigger's Wife; Confetti; and Big vs Small) THE GRAVEDIGGER'S WIFE. Born in Mogadishu, but long resident in Finland,...

Parky At the Pictures (14/10/2022)

(Review of Hopper: An American Love Story) Over the years, the excellent Exhibition on Screen series has chronicled the major shows...

Parky At the Pictures (14/10/2022)

(Reviews of Tomorrow Morning; In From the Side; and All That Breathes) TOMORROW MORNING. Laurence Mark Whyte's 2008 musical, Tomorrow...

Parky At the Pictures (7/10/2022)

(Reviews of After Blue (Dirty Paradise); Róise & Frank; Pure Grit; and The Cordillera of Dreams) AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE). Underground...

Parky At the Pictures (7/10/2022)

(An overview of the pictures on show at the 66th BFI London Film Festival) The 66th BFI London Film Festival is showing at various venues...

Parky At the Pictures (30/9/2022)

(Reviews of In Front of Your Face; The Greatest Beer Run Ever; Girls Girls Girls; Midwives; and Love Around the World) IN FRONT OF YOUR...

Parky At the Pictures (23/9/2022)

(An overview of the 18th London Spanish Film Festival) The 18th London Spanish Film Festival will take place at the Ciné Lumière and...

Parky At the Pictures (16/9/2022)

(Reviews of Strawberry Mansion; Funny Pages; Big Boys Don't Cry; and The Gold Machine) STRAWBERRY MANSION. Having debuted as a...

Parky At the Pictures (9/9/2022)

(A Royal Revisitation) There can only be one film under review this week, even though it first appeared back in June. We shall leave the...

Parky At the Pictures (2/9/2022)

(Reviews of Fall; Wildhood; Dry Ground Burning; and The Territory) With Covid levels down for now, it's safe(ish) to presume that...

Parky At the Pictures (26/8/2022)

(Reviews of Eiffel; Her Way; and Black Mail) With Covid levels and temperatures dropping, it's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is...

Parky At the Pictures (19/8/2022)

(Reviews of My Old School; The Feast; Mama's Affair; and Girls Can't Surf) With Covid levels and temperatures dropping, it's safe(ish) to...

Parky At the Pictures (12/8/2022)

(Reviews of Exposing Muybridge; All Light, Everywhere; and Blind Ambition) With Covid levels dropping, it's safe(ish) to presume that...