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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 (22/10/2021)

(Reviews of Playlist; The Beta Test; and 16th Romanian Film Festival) Even though something approaching normality has returned, not...

Parky At the Pictures (22/10/2021)

(Review of Exhibition on Screen: Raphael Revealed) There has always been something comforting about the Exhibition on Screen series, as...

Parky At the Pictures (17/10/2021)

(Reviews of films showing at the 65th BFI London Film Festival - Two Friends; The Dance; Babi Yar. Context; Wood and Water; Users;...

Parky At the Pictures (15/10/2021)

(Reviews of films showing at the 65th BFI London Film Festival - Mothers of the Revolution; Omar Amiralay: Sorrow, Time, Silence; Les...

Parky At the Pictures (8/10/2021)

(Reviews of films showing at the 65th BFI London Film Festival - Memory Box; Brother's Keeper; Money Has Four Legs; Nudo Mixteco; The...

Parky At the Pictures (1/10/2021)

(Reviews of Getting Away With Murder(s); Picture Stories; and 17th London Spanish Film Festival) Cinemas are open again. Why else would...

Parky At the Pictures (24/9/2021)

(Reviews of True Calling; The Ballad of Billy McCrae; and 2nd Screen & Story Film Festival) Cinemas are open again. But not everyone is...

Parky At the Pictures (22/9/2021)

(Review of Alvin Rakoff's memoir, I'm Just the Guy Who Says Action) Canadian Alvin Rakoff was one of the busiest directors of his...

Parky At the Pictures (17/9/2021)

(Reviews of Fauci; The War Below; Mandibles; La Cha Cha; Small World; and Eating Our Way to Extinction) Cinemas are open again. But not...

Parky At the Pictures (10/9/2021)

(Reviews of The Lost Leonardo; The Collini Case; Copilot; The Bright Side; and The Pebble and the Boy) Cinemas are open again. But not...

Parky At the Pictures (3/9/2021)

(Reviews of Annette; The Nest; The Champion of Auschwitz; and Handsome) Cinemas are open again. But not everyone is going to want to sit...

Parky At the Pictures (27/8/2021)

(Reviews of Paris Calligrammes; Boys From County Hell; and Around the World in 80 Days) Cinemas are open again. But not everyone is going...

Parky At the Pictures (20/8/2021)

(Reviews of Sabaya; Pig; and Conni and the Cat) Cinemas are open again. But not everyone is going to want to sit in the dark being...

Parky At the Pictures (13/8/2021)

(Reviews of I'm Your Man; M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity; and WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn) Cinemas are...

Parky At the Pictures (6/8/2021)

(Reviews of Beasts Clawing At Straws; Moonbound; and El Father Plays Himself) Cinemas are open again. But not everyone is going to want...

Parky At the Pictures (30/7/2021)

(Reviews Limbo; Night of the Kings; Running Against the Wind; Madison and the Happiness Jar; and The Most Beautiful Boy in the World)...

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...