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_
Young Ahmed

‘Young Ahmed’ Review: A Dark Look at Impressionable Adolescence

By Emily Kubincanek 

The Dardenne brothers latest film takes on a complicated young subject and clutching your chest.

Mindhunter Season 2

‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Review: Now With More Institutional Cynicism

By Emily Kubincanek 

The second season focuses on the politics of justice and isn’t afraid to make a fool out of its main character to do so.


Ari Aster Has Mastered The Inciting Incident

By Emily Kubincanek 

In his first two films, Ari Aster has already redefined what an inciting incident can do for a film.

Netflix Exhibit A

Netflix’s ‘Exhibit A’ Will Change How You Experience True Crime

By Emily Kubincanek 

Science gets its starring role in this true crime docuseries, but not without some suspicion.

Dacre Montgromery Stranger Things

Why Billy is the Perfect Victim in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3

By Emily Kubincanek 

Billy’s role in this season was interesting to watch and made his own arc possible.


Exploring The Cinematography of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with DP David Mullen

By Emily Kubincanek 

He tells us the challenges he faced making the second season magical to watch.

Twilight Zone Replay Bw

The Brilliance of A Black and White Screening of ‘Replay’ from ‘The Twilight Zone’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Screenwriter Selwyn Seyfu Hinds puts the episode into perspective in the after-screening conversation and proves why his story is most at home in ‘The Twilight Zone.’

Handmaids Tale Season 3

The New Beginnings of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3

By Emily Kubincanek 

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’┬áisn’t afraid to burn bridges and create new complications for its characters from directions the audience could not have anticipated.

Booksmart Friends

The Unifying Acceptance of ‘Booksmart’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Unpopular and popular are tired categories for young people and ‘Booksmart’ proves coming-of-age comedy stereotypes are out of style.