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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 (5/6/2020)

(Reviews of Days of the Bagnold Summer; Guest of Honour; Olla; The Uncertain Kingdom; The Last Full Measure; Take Me Somewhere Nice;...

Parky At the Pictures (29/5/2020)

(Reviews of Only the Animals; Paths of the Soul; Krabi, 2562; Mike Wallace Is Here; and Cassandro the Exotico") Cinemas may be closed...

Parky At the Pictures (22/5/2020)

(Reviews of RKO on the BBC; The County; The Orphanage; The Shed; The Final Wish; Romantic Comedy; Orlando von Einsiedel - Five Shorts;...

Parky At the Pictures (15/5/2020)

(Reviews of Skeleton on Horseback; The Divine Order; Proximity; Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream; Captain Sabertooth and...

Parky At the Pictures (8/5/2020)

(Reviews of The Whistlers; Infinite Football; In Search of Greatness; Camino Skies; and Enemy Lines) Cinemas may be closed during these...

Parky At the Pictures (1/5/2020)

(Reviews of Ema; The Priest's Children; The Grump; Astronaut; Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy; and Circus of Books) Cinemas may be closed...

Parky At the Pictures (24/4/2020)

(Reviews of Moffie; Sea Fever; We Summon the Darkness; In Bed With Victoria; and A Faithful Man) Cinemas may be closed during these...

Parky At the Pictures (17/4/2020)

(Reviews of A Guide to Second Date Sex; Cuck; The Host; and Dreamland) Cinemas may be closed during these dismal days. But there are...

Parky At the Pictures (10/4/2020)

(Reviews of Who You Think I Am; Nona, If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them; The Iron Mask; The Whalebone Box; and The Grand Bizarre) Cinemas...

Parky At the Pictures (3/4/2020)

(Reviews of System Crasher; and Vivarium) Cinemas may be closed during these dismal days. But there are still ways to connect with some...

Parky At the Pictures (27/3/2020)

(Reviews of Fire Will Come; The Perfect Candidate; Lucas & Albert; and Climbing Blind) Cinemas may be closed during these effing dismal...

Parky At the Pictures (20/3/2020)

(Reviews of The Truth; Dogs Don't Wear Pants; The Great Buster: A Celebration; and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am) Cinemas may be closed...

Parky At the Pictures (13/3/2020)

(Reviews of Bacurau; Calm With Horses; And Then We Danced; Sea Without Shore; and Immortal Hero) BACURAU. Richard Connell's short story,...

Parky At the Pictures (6/3/2020)

(Reviews of Vitalina Varela; Escape From Pretoria; Sulphur and White; and Women's Day) VITALINA VARELA. There's no point in pretending...

Parky At the Pictures (4/3/2020)

(An overview of the 10th Made in Italy weekend, which is showing at the Ciné Lumière in London between 4-8 March) It's hard to believe...

Parky At the Pictures (28/2/2020)

(Reviews of Portrait of a Lady on Fire; Waiting For Anya; True Story of the Kelly Gang; Villain; and Push) PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE....

Parky At the Pictures (21/2/2020)

(Reviews of First Love; Little Joe; End of the Century; Incidental Characters; Il Campione; and Midnight Family) FIRST LOVE. The...

Parky At the Pictures (14/2/2020)

(Reviews of Mr Jones; A Paris Education; Spycies; When Lambs Become Lions; and Eminent Monsters) MR JONES. From the moment that Oxford...

Parky At the Pictures (7/2/2020)

(Reviews of Parasite; Daniel Isn't Real; Le Grand Voyage; and Plus One) PARASITE. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho is not one to repeat...

Parky At the Pictures (31/1/2020)

(Reviews of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote; Talking About Trees; Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall; and Everything: The Real...