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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 (12/8/2022)

(Reviews of Exposing Muybridge; All Light, Everywhere; and Blind Ambition) With Covid levels dropping, it's safe(ish) to presume that...

Parky At the Pictures (5/8/2022)

(Reviews of Joyrde; Give Them Wings; Suzanne Daveau; and Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC) With Covid levels dropping, it's...

Parky At the Pictures (29/7/2022)

(Reviews of She Will; Death of a Ladies' Man; and Fire of Love) With Covid levels dropping, it's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going...

Parky At the Pictures (22/7/2022)

(Reviews of Robust) Despite rising Covid levels, it's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is still a thing - even in perilous...

Parky At the Pictures (15/7/2022)

(Reviews of The Return of the Railway Children; The Good Boss; and Ode to the Spring) Despite rising Covid levels, it's safe(ish) to...

Parky At the Pictures (8/7/2022)

(Reviews of Pompo: The Cinephile; Ithaca; and Futura) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing again. However, the UK's...

Parky At the Pictures (1/7/2022)

(Reviews of The Princess; Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War; I Am Zlatan; and Tigers) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing...

Parky At the Pictures (24/6/2022)

)(Reviews of The Big Hit; Manifesto; and Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing again....

Parky At the Pictures (17/6/2022)

(Reviews of films showing in The Wave season at Ciné Lumière) What busy bees they are at Cinecittà, the Istituto Italiano di cultura and...

Parky At the Pictures (10/6/2022)

)(Reviews of Il Buco; Leave No Traces; All My Friends Hate Me; and Swan Song) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing...

Parky At the Pictures (3/6/2022)

(Reviews of Olga; and The Camera Is Ours: Britain's Women Documentary Makers) It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing...

Parky At the Pictures (27/5/2022)

[Reviews of Lancaster; and Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)] It's safe(ish) to presume that cinema-going is a thing again. However, the...

Parky At the Pictures (20/5/2022)

(Reviews of Pissarro: Father of Impressionism; Tosh; and a-ha: The Movie) Even if we presume that cinema-going is a thing again, the UK's...

Parky At the Pictures (13/5/2022)

(Reviews of Marx Can Wait; The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson; and Spitfire Over Berlin) Even if we presume that cinema-going...

Parky At the Pictures (6/5/2022)

(Reviews of Wild Men; Atabai; and Arica) Even if we presume that cinema-going is a thing again, the UK's various streaming platforms are...

Parky At the Pictures (29/4/2022)

(Reviews of Playground; Firebird; Saint-Narcisse; Casablanca Beats; We're All Going to the World's Fair; and The Velvet Queen: Snow...

Parky At the Pictures (22/4/2022)

(Reviews of Ennio; Barry & Joan; and The Wall of Shadows) Even if we presume that cinema-going is a thing again, the UK's various...

Parky At the Pictures (15/4/2022)

(Reviews of Benedetta; Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle; Navalny; and Charli XCX: Alone Together) Even if we presume that cinema-going...

Parky At the Pictures (8/4/2022)

(Reviews of Small Body; True Things; Homebound; You Are Not My Mother; A Night of Knowing Nothing; and All I Can Say) Lord alone knows...

Parky At the Pictures (1/4/2022)

(Reviews of The Audition; Coppelia; Broadcast Signal Intrusion; and Rabbit Academy: Mission Eggspossible) Lord alone knows what it's like...

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