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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 (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....

Parky At the Pictures (1/1/2021)

(Reviews of Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets; Carmilla; Eternal Beauty; Family Romance, LLC; I Am Woman; Koko-di Koko-da; Miss Juneteenth;...

Parky At the Pictures (25/12/2020)

(Reviews of the Parky At the Pictures Top 10 Films of 202) It was always a custom at the Other Place (still can't bear to name it after...

Parky At the Pictures (18/12/2020)

(Reviews of Liberté; The Painted Bird; About Endlessness; Patrick; and A Christmas Carol) The majority of cinemas may be closed during...

Parky At the Pictures (11/12/2020)

(Reviews of One Way to Moscow; Landline; and More, Please!) The majority of cinemas may be closed during these enduringly dismal days....

Parky At the Pictures (4/12/2020)

(Reviews of Nova Lituania; To the Ends of the Earth; Queen of Hearts; The Ringmaster; The End of the Storm; and Flint) The majority of...

Parky At the Pictures (27/11/2020)

(Reviews of Concrete Plans; Top End Wedding; Totally Under Control; Billie; Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful; and Lennox Lewis:...

Parky At the Pictures (27/11/2020)

(An overview of the 11th Utopia UK Portuguese Film Festival) It says much for the ingenuity of this country's film festival organisers...

Parky At the Pictures (20/11/2020)

(Reviews of Relic; 7 Hours on Earth; White Riot; and That Click) The majority of cinemas may be closed during these enduringly dismal...

Parky At the Pictures (20/11/2020)

(An overview of the FFF@Home selection gleaned from the 28th French Film Festival) Now in its 28th year, the French Film Festival is...

Parky At the Pictures (13/11/2020)

(Reviews of African Apocalypse; Ronnie's; Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us; and Spree) The majority of cinemas may be closed during...

Parky At the Pictures (13/11/2020)

(An overview of the 24th Made in Prague Czech Film Festival) The Czech Centre has teamed up with Vimeo on Demand to ensure that the 24th...

Parky At the Pictures (6/11/2020)

(Reviews of Shirley; What Was Virginia Woolf Afraid Of?; Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins; Luxor; Mogul Mowgli; Wolfwalkers;...

Parky At the Pictures (30/10/2020)

(Reviews of Cordelia; I Am Greta; Being a Human Person; Cutting It Short; and CzechMate: In Search of Jirí Menzel) The majority of...

Parky At the Pictures (30/10/2020)

(An overview of the 15th London Korean Film Festival) Such is the current way of the world that the 15th edition of the London Korean...

Parky At the Pictures (23/10/2020)

(Reviews of Saint Maud; Black Box; The Lie; Evil Eye; Nocturne; Lost in London; and The Widow's Last) The majority of cinemas may be...

Parky At the Pictures (23/10/2020)

(Review of Frida Kahlo) It's not often that a documentary from Exhibition on Screen has competition from a Hollywood movie. But images...

Parky At the Pictures (16/10/2020)

(Part Two of an overview of the 64th BFI London Film Festival) The BFI deserves a huge amount of credit for curating the 64th London Film...

Parky At the Pictures (9/10/2020)

(Part One of an overview of the 64th BFI London Film Festival) The BFI deserves a huge amount of credit for curating the 64th London Film...