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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 (27/10/2023)

(Reviews of The First Day of My Life; Doctor Jekyll; It Lives Inside; Suitable Flesh; Beyond Utopia; and Savage Waters) THE FIRST DAY OF...

Parky At the Pictures (20/10/2023)

(Reviews of Our River...Our Sky; Night of the Hunted; and A Mystery on the Cattle Hill Express) OUR RIVER...OUR SKY. Since debuting with...

Parky At the Pictures (13/10/2023)

(Reviews of Cassius X: Becoming Ali; Smoke Sauna Sisterhood; and Daliland) CASSIUS X: BECOMING ALI. There have been a number of...

Parky At the Pictures (13/10/2023)

(An overview of the 67th BFI London Film Festival, 4-15 October) Running between 4-15 October, the 67th BFI London Film Festival presents...

Parky At the Pictures (6/10/2023)

[Reviews of Golda; Mind-Set; and Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel (and Other Rock & Roll Stories)] GOLDA. In 1982, Swede Ingrid Bergman and...

Parky At the Pictures (29/9/2023)

(Reviews of Surprised By Oxford; and A Year in a Field) SURPRISED BY OXFORD. Christian cinema has a bad reputation with non-believers,...

In Cinemas (27/9/2023)

(A Letter to The Guardian) Dear Sir or Madam While accepting that your Pass Notes articles are supposed to be a bit of snarky fun,...

Parky At the Pictures (22/9/2023)

(Reviews of R.M.N.; Bolan's Shoes; AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T.Rex; Massimo Troisi: Somebody Down There Like Me; The...

Parky At the Pictures (15/9/2023)

(Reviews of Love Life; Fremont; Brother; The Nettle Dress; Rally Road Racers; and KICK OUT! - The Newtown Neurotics Story) LOVE LIFE....

Parky At the Pictures (8/9/2023)

(Reviews of Once Upon a Time in Uganda; A Life on the Farm; No More Bets; and Man on the Run) ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA. There have been...

Parky At the Pictures (1/9/2023)

(Reviews of Maigret; Klokkenluider; And Then Come the Nightjars; Anchorage; Otto Baxter: Not A Fucking Horror Story; The Puppet Asylum;...

Parky At the Pictures (25/8/2023)

(Reviews of The Innocent; L'Immensita; Scrapper; The Dive; The Red Shoes: Next Step; and Mob Land) THE INNOCENT. As the son of one of the...

Parky At the Pictures (18/8/2023)

(Review of Variety [1983]; and Lie With Me) VARIETY. In her outstanding 2009 documentary, Blank City, Celine Danhier captured the mood in...

Parky At the Pictures (11/8/2023)

(Summer holiday special reviews of Puffin Rock and the New Friends; Just Super; and Katak: The Brave Beluga) PUFFIN ROCK AND THE NEW...

Parky At the Pictures (4/8/2023)

(Reviews of Paris Memories; and Kokomo City) PARIS MEMORIES. The events of 13 November 2015 left deep scars on France and the aftermath...

Parky At the Pictures (28/7/2023)

Reviews of Mavka:The Forest Song; The Secret Kingdom; and Baato) MAVKA: THE FOREST SONG. Ninety-seven years ago, Ukraine's first...

Parky At the Pictures (21/7/2023)

(Reviews of My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock; and Where Is This Street? or With No Before and After ) MY NAME IS ALFRED HITCHCOCK. In 1999,...

Parky At the Pictures (14/7/2023)

(Reviews of Lost in the Stars; A Kind of Kidnapping; and Pinocchio: A True Story) LOST IN THE STARS. (Spoiler Alert - requested by...

Parky At the Pictures (7/7/2023)

(Reviews of Smoking Causes Coughing; Name Me Lawand; The Damned Don't Cry; Small, Slow But Steady; and Big George Foreman) SMOKING CAUSES...

Parky At the Pictures (1/7/2023)

(An overview of the 8th Safar Film Festival) The Safar Film Festival was founded by the Arab British Centre. It's the UK's largest event...

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