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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 (21/7/2023)

(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...

Parky At the Pictures (30/6/2023)

(Reviews of The Super 8 Years; Mother and Son; To Nowhere; Hello, Bookstore; and My Extinction) THE SUPER 8 YEARS. Anyone pining for the...

Parky At the Pictures (23/6/2023)

(Reviews of Amanda; Pretty Red Dress; Santa Lucia; The Last Rider; and My Imaginary Country) AMANDA. Echoes of Miranda July, Noah...

Parky At the Pictures (16/6/2023)

(Reviews of Greatest Days; You Can Live Forever; and Inland) GREATEST DAYS. They may not be mentioned by name, but Take That are crucial...

Parky At the Pictures (9/6/2023)

(Reviews of War Pony; Reality; Carmen; Love Without Walls; and Una Squadra) WAR PONY. The harshness of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation...

Parky At the Pictures (2/6/2023)

(Reviews of Mad About The Boy: The Noël Coward Story; Wait For Me; and The Old Man Movie: Lactopalypse) MAD ABOUT THE BOY: THE NOËL...

Parky At the Pictures (26/5/2023)

(Reviews of Master Gardener; My Fairy Troublemaker; and A Crack in the Mountain) MASTER GARDENER. The anti-hero looms large in the legacy...

Parky At the Pictures (23/5/2023)

(Review of Exhibition on Film: Tokyo Stories) TOKYO STORIES. It's four years since David Bickerstaff took Exhibition on Screen to Asia...

Parky At the Pictures (19/5/2023)

(Reviews of Under the Fig Trees; and The Other Fellow) UNDER THE FIG TREES. Writer-editor Ghalya Lacroix collaborated with...

Parky At the Pictures (12/5/2023)

(Reviews of The Eight Mountains; The Blue Caftan; The Dam; and Dead Shot) THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS. Scripted during the Coronavirus pandemic,...

Parky At the Pictures (5/5/2023)

(Reviews of Cairo Conspiracy; Lakelands; Rodeo; and The Laureate) CAIRO CONSPIRACY. Swede Tarik Saleh has come a long way since being one...

Parky At the Pictures (28/4/2023)

(Reviews of Love According to Dalva; Sick of Myself; Nightmare Radio: Thee Night Stalker; Little Richard: I Am Everything; Little...

Parky At the Pictures (21/4/2023)

(Reviews of Pacification; How to Blow Up a Pipeline; Grazie Ragazzi; God's Petting You; A Clever Woman; and Free Money) PACIFICATION....

Parky At the Pictures (17/4/2023)

(A review of Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition) Although they have a fondness for the Impressionists, the good folk...

Parky At the Pictures (14/4/2023)

(Reviews of Godland; and Loving Highsmith) GODLAND. Having made an award-winning start to his directorial career with Winter Brothers...

Parky At the Pictures (7/4/2023)

(Reviews of Lola;The Outwaters; In the Court of the Crimson King; and Little Bear's Big Trip) LOLA. Not that long ago, it felt as though...

Parky At the Pictures (31/3/2023)

(Reviews of God's Creatures; Law of Tehran; Riotsville, USA; In the Middle; and Little Eggs: An African Rescue) GOD'S CREATURES. Anna...

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