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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 (21/8/2020)

(Reviews of Pinocchio; The Assistant; Yes, God, Yes; and My Rembrandt) The majority of cinemas may be closed during these enduringly...

Parky At the Pictures (14/8/2020)

(Reviews of Casting; Giraffe; Echo; Endings, Beginnings; Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal; The Living Thames; Once Were Brothers: Robbie...

Parky At the Pictures (7/8/2020)

(Reviews of The Mark Jenkin Short Film Collection; Make Up; Life With Music; In Her Hands; Perfect 10; A White, White Day; Spy...

Parky At the Pictures (31/7/2020)

(Reviews of A Russian Youth; Beanpole; The Traitor; Parasite (b/w); We; Infamous; Stage Mother; and Last and First Men) Cinemas may be...

Parky At the Pictures (24/7/2020)

(Reviews of The Portuguese Woman; Ghosts of War; Clemency; Alice; Love Sarah; and Dreambuilders) Cinemas may be closed during these...

Parky At the Pictures (17/7/2020)

(Reviews of Good Manners; And the Birds Rained Down; White Lie; This Is Not a Movie; and Film Title Poem) Cinemas may be closed during...

Parky At the Pictures (10/7/2020)

(Reviews of Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles; Litigante; Saint Frances; Lab Rat; The Dead and the Others; One Day in the Life of...

Parky At the Pictures (3/7/2020)

(Reviews of Fanny Lye Deliver'd; The Spy; Shepherd: The Hero Dog; Anne At 13,000 Feet; and Carmine Street Guitars) Cinemas may be closed...

Parky At the Pictures (26/6/2020)

(Reviews of The Girl With a Bracelet; Resistance; Radioactive; MS Slavic 7; The Wishmas Tree; The Booksellers; and Messi) Cinemas may be...

Parky At the Pictures (19/6/2020)

(Reviews of Joan of Arc; The Ground Beneath My Feet; Lynn + Lucy; On a Magical Night; The Wretched; The Fanatic; Cinema Rex; and Baby...

Parky At the Pictures (12/6/2020)

(Reviews of Citizens of the World; A Rainy Day in New York; Standing Up, Falling Down; Banana Split; Hooking Up; Trick or Treat; and Echo...

Parky At the Pictures (5/6/2020)

(Reviews of Days of the Bagnold Summer; Guest of Honour; Olla; The Uncertain Kingdom; The Last Full Measure; Take Me Somewhere Nice;...

Parky At the Pictures (29/5/2020)

(Reviews of Only the Animals; Paths of the Soul; Krabi, 2562; Mike Wallace Is Here; and Cassandro the Exotico") Cinemas may be closed...

Parky At the Pictures (22/5/2020)

(Reviews of RKO on the BBC; The County; The Orphanage; The Shed; The Final Wish; Romantic Comedy; Orlando von Einsiedel - Five Shorts;...

Parky At the Pictures (15/5/2020)

(Reviews of Skeleton on Horseback; The Divine Order; Proximity; Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream; Captain Sabertooth and...

Parky At the Pictures (8/5/2020)

(Reviews of The Whistlers; Infinite Football; In Search of Greatness; Camino Skies; and Enemy Lines) Cinemas may be closed during these...

Parky At the Pictures (1/5/2020)

(Reviews of Ema; The Priest's Children; The Grump; Astronaut; Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy; and Circus of Books) Cinemas may be closed...

Parky At the Pictures (24/4/2020)

(Reviews of Moffie; Sea Fever; We Summon the Darkness; In Bed With Victoria; and A Faithful Man) Cinemas may be closed during these...

Parky At the Pictures (17/4/2020)

(Reviews of A Guide to Second Date Sex; Cuck; The Host; and Dreamland) Cinemas may be closed during these dismal days. But there are...

Parky At the Pictures (10/4/2020)

(Reviews of Who You Think I Am; Nona, If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them; The Iron Mask; The Whalebone Box; and The Grand Bizarre) Cinemas...

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