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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 (1/7/2022)

(Reviews of The Princess; Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War; I Am Zlatan; and Tigers) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing...

Parky At the Pictures (24/6/2022)

)(Reviews of The Big Hit; Manifesto; and Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing again....

Parky At the Pictures (17/6/2022)

(Reviews of films showing in The Wave season at Ciné Lumière) What busy bees they are at Cinecittà, the Istituto Italiano di cultura and...

Parky At the Pictures (10/6/2022)

)(Reviews of Il Buco; Leave No Traces; All My Friends Hate Me; and Swan Song) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing...

Parky At the Pictures (3/6/2022)

(Reviews of Olga; and The Camera Is Ours: Britain's Women Documentary Makers) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing...

Parky At the Pictures (27/5/2022)

[Reviews of Lancaster; and Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)] It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing again. However, the...

Parky At the Pictures (20/5/2022)

(Reviews of Pissarro: Father of Impressionism; Tosh; and a-ha: The Movie) Even if we presume that cinema-going is a thing again, the UK's...

Parky At the Pictures (13/5/2022)

(Reviews of Marx Can Wait; The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson; and Spitfire Over Berlin) Even if we presume that cinema-going...

Parky At the Pictures (6/5/2022)

(Reviews of Wild Men; Atabai; and Arica) Even if we presume that cinema-going is a thing again, the UK's various streaming platforms are...

Parky At the Pictures (29/4/2022)

(Reviews of Playground; Firebird; Saint-Narcisse; Casablanca Beats; We're All Going to the World's Fair; and The Velvet Queen: Snow...

Parky At the Pictures (22/4/2022)

(Reviews of Ennio; Barry & Joan; and The Wall of Shadows) Even if we presume that cinema-going is a thing again, the UK's various...

Parky At the Pictures (15/4/2022)

(Reviews of Benedetta; Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle; Navalny; and Charli XCX: Alone Together) Even if we presume that cinema-going...

Parky At the Pictures (8/4/2022)

(Reviews of Small Body; True Things; Homebound; You Are Not My Mother; A Night of Knowing Nothing; and All I Can Say) Lord alone knows...

Parky At the Pictures (1/4/2022)

(Reviews of The Audition; Coppelia; Broadcast Signal Intrusion; and Rabbit Academy: Mission Eggspossible) Lord alone knows what it's like...

Parky At the Pictures (1/4/2022)

(A review of Exhibition on Screen's Easter in Art) The events of Holy Week are central to the mystery of the Christian faith. Visual...

Parky At the Pictures (25/3/2022)

(An overview of the features showing at BFI Flare, the 36th London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival) The BFI Flare London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival...

Parky At the Pictures (18/3/2022)

(Reviews of Three Floors; Hive; The Chaperone; Followers; The Metamorphosis of Birds; and Rebellion) Lord alone knows what it's like out...

Parky At the Pictures (11/3/2022)

(Reviews of Sideshow; A Banquet; The Grief of Others; Young Plato; The Sanctity of Space; and River) Lord alone knows what it's like out...

Parky At the Pictures (4/3/2022)

(Reviews of the films showing in the Cinema Made in Italy weekend) Cinema Made in Italy returns to the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington...

Parky At the Pictures (25/2/2022)

(Reviews of La Mif; Echoes of the Past; and F@ck This Job) Cinema-going may not be the most straightforward pastime at the moment. But...