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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 (20/11/2020)

(Reviews of Relic; 7 Hours on Earth; White Riot; and That Click) The majority of cinemas may be closed during these enduringly dismal...

Parky At the Pictures (20/11/2020)

(An overview of the FFF@Home selection gleaned from the 28th French Film Festival) Now in its 28th year, the French Film Festival is...

Parky At the Pictures (13/11/2020)

(Reviews of African Apocalypse; Ronnie's; Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us; and Spree) The majority of cinemas may be closed during...

Parky At the Pictures (13/11/2020)

(An overview of the 24th Made in Prague Czech Film Festival) The Czech Centre has teamed up with Vimeo on Demand to ensure that the 24th...

Parky At the Pictures (6/11/2020)

(Reviews of Shirley; What Was Virginia Woolf Afraid Of?; Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins; Luxor; Mogul Mowgli; Wolfwalkers;...

Parky At the Pictures (30/10/2020)

(Reviews of Cordelia; I Am Greta; Being a Human Person; Cutting It Short; and CzechMate: In Search of Jirí Menzel) The majority of...

Parky At the Pictures (30/10/2020)

(An overview of the 15th London Korean Film Festival) Such is the current way of the world that the 15th edition of the London Korean...

Parky At the Pictures (23/10/2020)

(Reviews of Saint Maud; Black Box; The Lie; Evil Eye; Nocturne; Lost in London; and The Widow's Last) The majority of cinemas may be...

Parky At the Pictures (23/10/2020)

(Review of Frida Kahlo) It's not often that a documentary from Exhibition on Screen has competition from a Hollywood movie. But images...

Parky At the Pictures (16/10/2020)

(Part Two of an overview of the 64th BFI London Film Festival) The BFI deserves a huge amount of credit for curating the 64th London Film...

Parky At the Pictures (9/10/2020)

(Part One of an overview of the 64th BFI London Film Festival) The BFI deserves a huge amount of credit for curating the 64th London Film...

Parky At the Pictures (9/10/2020)

(Review of The Widow's Last) Hailing from New Zealand, Vanessa Perdriau has been on quite a journey. Graduating from the Met Film School,...

Parky At the Pictures (2/10/2020)

(Reviews of Southern Journey (Revisited); 23 Walks; I Used to Go Here; and Two Heads Creek) The majority of cinemas may be closed during...

Parky At the Pictures (25/9/2020)

(Reviews of Enola Holmes; Babyteeth; She Dies Tomorrow; Bulletproof; Rebuilding Paradise; and Hendrix and the Spook) The majority of...

Parky At the Pictures (25/9/2020)

(Review of Matisse: From MOMA & Tate Modern) Back in 2014, the Museum of Modern Art in New York staged a groundbreaking exhibition to...

Parky At the Pictures (25/9/2020)

(Overview of the 16th London Spanish Film Festival) The autumn is usually a busy time for festivals. But Covid 19 has depleted the...

Parky At the Pictures (18/9/2020)

(Reviews of The Lady in the Portrait; The Eight Hundred; Barking Dogs Never Bite; Memories of Murder; and Max Richter's Sleep) The...

Parky At the Pictures (11/9/2020)

(Reviews of Les Misérables; Young Ahmed; Matthias & Maxime; Perfumes; and Around the Sun) The majority of cinemas may be closed during...

Parky At the Pictures (4/9/2020)

(Reviews of Coup 53; Ava; Papicha; The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful; The Vigil; and Away) The majority of cinemas may be closed...

Parky At the Pictures (28/8/2020)

(Reviews of The Invincibles; The Lost Prince; Wonders in the Suburbs; The Good Girls; Again Once Again; Fragile As the World; All...

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