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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 (22/3/2024)

(Reviews of Baltimore; Late Night With the Devil; and Phantom Parrot) BALTIMORE. Twenty years have passed since Christine Malloy and Joe...

Parky At the Pictures (15/3/2024)

(Reviews of Monster; The New Boy; Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell; and Janey) MONSTER. Now in his sixties, Hirokazu Kore-eda is the latest...

Parky At the Pictures (15/3/2024)

(Reviews from the Donne di Mafia Film Festival) CinemaItaliaUK is holding its annual Donne di Mafia Mini Film Festival, with screenings...

Parky At the Pictures (8/3/2024)

(Reviews of Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World; Vindication Swim; and Copa 71) DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE...

Parky At the Pictures (1/3/2024)

(Reviews of Four Daughters; Driving Mum; American Star; Defoe; and Combat Wombat: Double Trouble) FOUR DAUGHTERS. Having studied cinema...

Parky At the Pictures (23/2/2024)

(Reviews of Hamlet; Hamlet Within; The Promised Land; Out of Darkness; The Moon Thieves; and A Wolfpack Called Ernesto) HAMLET & HAMLET...

Parky At the Pictures (16/2/2024)

(Reviews of Navalny; Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande; Someone's Daughter, Someone's Son; and Una Squadra) NAVALNY. Alexei Navalny...

Parky At the Pictures (9/2/2024)

(Reviews of Your Fat Friend; Dagr; The Civil Dead; Table For Six 2; and The Jungle Bunch World Tour) YOUR FAT FRIEND. Since debuting with...

Parky At the Pictures (3/2/2024)

(Review of Padre Pio; and This Blessed Plot) PADRE PIO. In the course of a startlingly unpredictable 50-year career, Abel Ferrara has...

Parky At the Pictures (2/2/2024)

(Review of Occupied City) OCCUPIED CITY. Eleven years after the hideous truth of the Nazi death camps had been revealed, Alain Resnais...

Parky At the Pictures (26/1/2024)

(Reviews of Samsara; and In Broad Daylight) SAMSARA. There isn't much genuine novelty in cinema. So, when a film asks viewers to close...

Parky At the Pictures (19/1/2024)

(Reviews of Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer; Rojek; The March on Rome; After Work; and Pure Unknown) WERNER HERZOG: RADICAL DREAMER. Four...

Parky At the Pictures (12/1/2024)

(Reviews of The Disappearance of Shere Hite; Who Is James Payton?; Blank; and Freaks vs The Reich) THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERE HITE....

Parky At the Pictures (5/1/2024)

(Reviews of Bernadette; The Goldfinger; Sweet Sue; and The Inseparables) BERNADETTE. Sixty-seven years have elapsed since a 13 year-old...

Parky At the Pictures (29/12/2023)

(Top 10 of 2023) Selecting a Top 10 at the end of a year is a tricky business. Some years, it's difficult to find 10 titles worth...

Parky At the Pictures (22/12/2023)

(Reviews of The Boy and the Heron; Tchaikovsky's Wife; Cats in the Museum; Raging Grace; There's Something in the Barn; and Teddy's...

Parky At the Pictures (15/12/2023)

(Reviews of Earth Mama; Every Body; Monica; The Lost Boys; and Band Four) EARTH MAMA. Having told the stories of five women from...

Parky At the Pictures (8/12/2023)

(Reviews of John Lennon: Murder Without Trial; Trenque Lauquen; Smyrna; Tarrac; and A Stitch in Time) JOHN LENNON: MURDER WITHOUT TRIAL....

Parky At the Pictures (1/12/2023)

(Reviews of The Eternal Daughter; Tótem; Queendom; Femme; and Battle Over Britain) THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER. Having revisited her own past...

Parky At the Pictures (24/11/2023)

(Reviews of Lost in the Night; Time Still Turns the Pages; Tish; and Ronnie O'Sullivan: The Edge of Everything) LOST IN THE NIGHT. It's...

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