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_
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‘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.

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‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ Honors Michelle McNamara’s Memory and Work

By Emily Kubincanek 

Liz Garbus’ docuseries showcases what Michelle McNamara achieved while she was alive and the impact she’s had since her death.

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The Evolution of Watching Movies at Home

By Emily Kubincanek 

From old Hollywood releases on television to the new Spike Lee Joint on Netflix, we look at how watching movies at home has evolved since the 1950s.

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America’s Early Movie Theater Alternatives

By Emily Kubincanek 

Here are the ways Americans watched films outside of movie theaters long before Blockbuster and the Internet.

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Movies to Watch With The New Season of ‘You Must Remember This’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Polly Platt is the subject of the newest season of Karina Longworth’s podcast. If you don’t know her films yet, we’ve got you covered.

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The Real LGBT Stars of Old Hollywood

By Emily Kubincanek 

Read about the LGBT members of Hollywood that shaped the industry, even if their personal lives weren’t always out in the open.


Watch Netflix’s ‘Hollywood,’ Then Watch These Classic Movies

By Emily Kubincanek 

We recommend 12 movies to watch after you see Ryan Murphy’s Old Hollywood fantasy.

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Behind the Best Part of Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Sarah Evelyn and Lou Eyrich talk about how they made the 1940s come alive through costume design.

The Healing Power of Gene Kelly

By Emily Kubincanek 

Gene Kelly will be there for you when you need him the most. Just hit play on one of his musicals.