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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 (21/5/2021)

(Reviews of Servants; Once Upon a River; and The Human Factor) Cinemas are open again, then. But not everyone is going to want to sit in...

Parky At the Pictures (14/5/2021)

(Reviews of Cowboys; Fried Barry; Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb; Some Kind of Heaven; and House of Cardin) So, here we are. The last...

Parky At the Pictures (7/5/2021)

(Reviews of Charlatan; I Blame Society; Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies; and Henry Glassie: Field Work) In an ideal world (whatever...

Parky At the Pictures (30/4/2021)

(Reviews of Labyrinth of Cinema; The Last Photograph; The Reckoning; The Banishing; and Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation)...

Parky At the Pictures (23/4/2021)

(Reviews of Black Bear; Songs My Brothers Taught Me; True Mothers; The Drifters; Sequin in a Blue Room; Sisters With Transistors; and...

Parky At the Pictures (16/4/2021)

(An overview of the 11th edition of Cinema Made in Italy, which is streaming on MUBI between 16-29 April) One of the few positives about...

Parky At the Pictures (9/4/2021)

(Reviews of The Mauritanian; Why Don't You Just Die!; Nemesis; Turu, the Wacky Hen; and Tina) Despite the relaxation of the odd outdoor...

Parky At the Pictures (4/2/2021)

(Reviews of Stray; Ammonite; Justine; The Columnist; The Owners; and Willy's Wonderland) Despite the relaxation of the odd outdoor...

Parky At the Pictures (26/3/2021)

(Musings on a few forgotten musicals) It's been a busy week writing for people who give me money, so it's not been possible to devote...

Parky At the Pictures (19/3/2021)

(An overview of the 35th BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival running on the BFI Player between 17-28 March) One of the few plus points of the...

Parky At the Pictures (12/3/2021)

[Reviews of My Donkey, My Lover & I; Eye of the Storm; and Iorram (Night Song)] We are to stuck in Lockdown 3 for a few more weeks yet....

Parky At the Pictures (5/3/2021)

(Reviews of Home Front; In Bed With Victoria; Love Affair(s); Mama Weed; Night Shift; and The Translators) With cinemas still closed for...

Parky At the Pictures (26/2/2021)

(Reviews of Slalom; Simple Passion; Blush; White Colour Black; Zappa; and IWOW: I Walk on Water) Seemingly, we are to remain in Lockdown...

Parky At the Pictures (19/2/2021)

(Reviews of Dear Comrades!; Uppercase Print; To Olivia; I Care a Lot; Music; and Pelé) So, we remain in the depths of Lockdown 3. This...

Parky At the Pictures (12/2/2012)

(Reviews of PVT CHAT; For the Time Being; Collective; Dick Johnson Is Dead; and Cenote) So, we remain in the depths of Lockdown 3. This...

Parky At the Pictures (5/2/2021)

(Reviews of News of the World; The Dig; I'm Your Woman; A Glitch in the Matrix; The Capote Tapes; and Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in...

Parky At the Pictures (29/1/2021)

(Reviews of Beginning; Ham on Rye; The Prom; Dead Pigs; Sputnik; Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale; One Night in Miami...; and David Byrne's...

Parky At the Pictures (22/2/2021)

(Reviews of 76 Days; Assassins; Persian Lessons; The Exception; and Blithe Spirit) So, here we are in Lockdown 3. This means that cinemas...

Parky At the Pictures (15/1/2021)

(Reviews of MLK/FBI; The Forty-Year-Old Version; and Never Rarely Sometimes Always) So, here we are in Lockdown 3. This means that...

Parky At the Pictures (8/1/2021)

(Reviews of The Riflemen; La Llorona; Song Without a Name; Cocoon; The Elfkins; and One Man and His Shoes) So, here we are in Lockdown 3....