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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Why ‘Run’ Has the Perfect Pilot Episode

By Emily Kubincanek 

There are mechanics that keep the train running and the story moving forward in Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s new series.

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How ‘Lost Girls’ Creates Hope in an Unsolved Case

By Emily Kubincanek 

Lost Girls creates hope through passionate performances and characters who are determined to preserve the memory of girls the world didn’t want to matter. 

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Retracing Hollywood’s Fascination with the Remake

By Emily Kubincanek 

Just like the stories they rehash, remakes can be traced to the beginning of Hollywood itself.

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The Effect of the Voyeur Camerawork in ‘The Invisible Man’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Focusing on empty spaces and positioning frames from outside a scene amplifies this terrifying tale of being watched.

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Kelly Reichardt on How ‘First Cow’ Questions the Myth of America’s Roots

By Emily Kubincanek 

We spoke with Kelly Reichardt about how her crew prepared for this film, what draws her to the Western genre, and what she needs from a story. 


How ‘Emma.’ Embraces the Screwball Comedy of Jane Austen

By Emily Kubincanek 

Autumn De Wilde’s new adaptation of the Jane Austen classic has more in common with 1930s sex comedies than you may have realized.

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How Current Cinema is Decoding Lesbian Stereotypes Forged by the Hays Code

By Emily Kubincanek 

Celine Sciamma’s lesbian love story made by a lesbian filmmaker is more historic than you may realize.

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‘The Outsider’ is Sci-Fi’s Answer to True Crime’s Unanswered Questions

By Emily Kubincanek 

There is something supernatural to blame for the murder in ‘The Outsider,’ but it isn’t as scary as the unsolved mysteries of true crime.

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The First Oscar Snubs

By Emily Kubincanek 

Oscar snubs are not new. In fact, their legacy goes all the way back to the beginning of the Academy Awards. We explore in our new column, Origin Stories.