Emily Kubincanek

Emily Kubincanek is a Senior Contributor for Film School Rejects and resident classic Hollywood fan. When she's not writing about old films, she works as a librarian and film archivist. You can find her tweeting about Cary Grant and hockey here: @emilykub_
Christmas In July

‘Christmas in July’ and Preston Sturges’ Overlooked Dream Project

By Emily Kubincanek 

Writer-director Preston Sturges made his passion project ‘Christmas in July’ early in his career, but its sincerity is passed over to talk about his classic hits.

Movie Of The Year First Cow

Movie of the Year (2020): ‘First Cow’

By Emily Kubincanek 

There’s more to love than just Evie the Cow in Kelly Reichardt’s tender heist movie, our favorite of 2020.

Cary Grant Movies

Get to Know Cary Grant with These 11 Essential Movies

By Emily Kubincanek 

We were gonna go with 10 movies featuring Old Hollywood’s most dashing gent, but how could we whittle this down further?

The Philadelphia Story

The All-Star Collaboration of ‘The Philadelphia Story’ Still Dazzles 80 Years Later

By Emily Kubincanek 

From star Katharine Hepburn to director George Cukor, everyone involved with this MGM classic brought incredible talent.

It Happened On Th Avenue

‘It Happened on 5th Avenue’: the Holiday Movie That Frank Capra Passed Up

By Emily Kubincanek 

This rediscovered Christmas movie has a fascinating history and is the perfect watch for this year’s turbulent holiday season.

They Made Me A Criminal John Garfield

‘They Made Me a Criminal’ and the Persecution of an Innocent Star

By Emily Kubincanek 

John Garfield stars in this precursor to film noir, a tragic representation of the happy ending he never got to have.

Island Of Lost Souls Creature

The Real Evil in ‘Island of Lost Souls’

By Emily Kubincanek 

This Universal horror movie from 1932 didn’t shy away from the violence of a mad scientist, making it the most realistic sci-fi movie of its time.

Rebecca Movie Comparison

How Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’ Differs from Alfred Hitchcock’s Award-Winning Version

By Emily Kubincanek 

As Wheatley’s new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s hit novel hits Netflix, we look at how it compares to the most famous version in cinema history.

French Exit

‘French Exit’ is an Absurd Satire Better Enjoyed at Another Time

By Emily Kubincanek 

Michelle Pfeiffer’s captivating performance can’t overcome the faults of this bougie comedy.