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_
The Devil And Miss Jones

How ‘The Devil and Miss Jones’ Disguises Class Politics as Screwball Comedy

By Emily Kubincanek 

In one of Old Hollywood’s positive depictions of the working class, this screwball challenges the negative legacy of workers’ protest in movies made during and after the Depression.

Small Axe Lovers Rock

‘Lovers Rock’ Immerses Us in an Energetic Reggae House Party

By Emily Kubincanek 

Steve McQueen revitalizes what we all miss about house parties and depicts an experience unique to the vibrant West Indian community in London circa 1980.

Sin Of Nora Moran

Pre-Code Surrealism in ‘The Sin of Nora Moran’

By Emily Kubincanek 

This existential nonlinear Pre-Code melodrama has remained largely unseen, but the film is just as exciting to watch today as it was in 1933.

Alicia Malone TCM

TCM’s Alicia Malone Talks ‘Women Make Film’ and the Importance of Contextualizing Classic Hollywood

By Emily Kubincanek 

Film historian and TCM host Alicia Malone discusses what makes ‘Women Make Film’ different from other film documentaries and what we can learn from old movies.

Women Make Film

How TCM’s ‘Women Make Film’ Makes Up for Film Education’s Exclusivity

By Emily Kubincanek 

Mark Cousins’ documentary and TCM’s accompanying programming expands the reach of conventional film education to a wider audience with a more diverse slate of movies.

Rosy McEwen Alienist

Newcomer Rosy McEwen Shines in ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’

By Emily Kubincanek 

The breakout performance makes for an enthralling, gruesome second season of the TNT crime drama.

Liz Garbus I'll Be Gone in the Dark Oswalt

Liz Garbus on the Vulnerability of ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’

By Emily Kubincanek 

In this interview, filmmaker Liz Garbus discusses the making of her hit docuseries I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and the state of the true crime genre.

Hays Code

The Past and Present of Censorship in America

By Emily Kubincanek 

Looking at the Hays Code and beyond, we learn from the past to understand the debate about censorship today.

I May Destroy You Coel

‘I May Destroy You’ and the Power of Vocalizing Trauma

By Emily Kubincanek 

Michaela Coel’s HBO series depicts an aspect of sexual trauma untouched by other shows in a brilliant way.