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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 (21/1/2022)

(Reviews of Natural Light; Never Gonna Snow Again; Memory Box; Boiling Point; and Torn) Cinema-going may not be the most straightforward...

Parky At the Pictures (14/1/2022)

(Reviews of The Hand of God; Swan Song; The Alpinist; and Escape From Extinction) Cinema-going may not be the most straightforward...

Parky At the Pictures (7/1/2022)

(Reviews of The Tragedy of Macbeth; Munich: The Edge of War; Titane; Shane; and The Story of Film: A New Generation) How did it get to be...

Parky At the Pictures (31/12/2021)

(The second part of the Parky At the Pictures Top 20 of 2020) Few will mistake 2021 for a vintage year for cinema. Many of the reasons...

Parky At the Pictures (24/12/2021)

(A Christmas Eve Nordic Special) There's nothing more vulgar than tooting one's own trumpet. But Christmas only comes once a year and...

Parky At the Pictures (17/12/2021)

(Part One of the Parky At the Pictures Films of the Year) The years keep rolling by and the time has come for another end-of-year...

Parky At the Pictures (10/12/2021)

(Reviews of Drive My Car; Uncle Vanya; Lamb; and Margaux Hartmann) So, here we are again! Normality is in jeopardy once more and...

Parky At the Pictures (3/12/2021)

(Reviews of Encounter; Lapwing; Dying to Divorce; and two titles from the 29th French Film Festival - Promises and France) So, here we...

Parky At the Pictures (30/11/2021)

(Review of The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin from Exhibition on Screen) Gallery shows might have been among the casualties of...

Parky At the Pictures (26/11/2021)

(Reviews of JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass; The First Wave; and Rebel Dykes) Even though something approaching normality has...

Parky At the Pictures (19/11/2021)

(Reviews of Petite Maman; Volcano; Procession; Dear Future Children; Keyboard Fantasies; and Piano to Zanskar) Even though something...

Parky At the Pictures (12/11/2021)

(Reviews of Alida Valli: In Her Own Words; Becoming Cousteau; Arsène Wenger: Invincible; and Dettori) Even though something approaching...

Parky At the Pictures (11/11/2021)

(An overview of the 25th Made in Prague Film Festival) The Made in Prague Film Festival celebrates its silver anniversary between 7...

Parky At the Pictures (5/11/2021)

(Reviews of Bull; Wildland; Highway One; Men Who Sing; and Congo Calling) Even though something approaching normality has returned, not...

Parky At the Pictures (29/10/2021)

(Reviews of The Football Monologues; The Nowhere Inn; We Need to Do Something; The Rescue; and Quant) Even though something approaching...

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...