Happy Easter, and I hope you all enjoyed your long weekends (made longer by visiting family). To help ease you back into the work week, we’ve got a few light items for you.
- Head over to IndieWire and read the full script for Kubrick’s Napoleon epic that never was. (Did I say “light”? Oops…)
- Alternatively, you could dive into the X-Files with some guidance from an expert. Featured on Felicia Day’s geek culture site Geek & Sundry, YouTube movie vlogger Holland Farkas gives some pointers for those unfamiliar with The X-FIles, advising readers where to start watching with the cult classic’s return to television on the horizon. If you like what you read here, be sure to subscribe Holland’s personal channel on YouTube, and follow her on Twitter @hollandfarkas
- If you haven’t the time for historical epics or binge-watching The X-Files, you could check out some video compilations on /Film showing the evolution of the Disney and Dreamworks logos over time…
- …or read a great review of It Follows. The new horror film from David Robert Mitchell is all the rage right now, harnessing endless waves of critical praise (including a gleeful review from our own Richard Newby), and this review from Scott Tobias of The Dissolve is one of the best readings yet.
- If you want to continue your film education, check out So You Wanna Be A Film Nerd Episode 2. We highlighted the first entry in this series in our first Weekly Clickables, and, given that the second episode might be even more insightful and useful to aspiring fans and critics, it’s only fair we include it here, too.
- Perhaps, after reading his Napoleon script, you feel that you need more Kubrick. If that’s the case, we have an excellent piece for you. We proudly share an editor with (and have endless respect for) Movie Fail Blog, and this evaluation of The Shining is evidence for why. Jonny Smith’s critical assessment is as good as anything you can expect to read on the film during this, the 35th year of its existence.
- Finally, for those who often watch and wonder, “How did they do that?” check out how cinematographer Roger Deakins got ten memorable shots.
Enjoy, and check back next week for more interesting things from around the Internet.
Thanks to David Shreve, Sean Fallon, Sean Cureton, and Richard Newby for their excellent finds this week.