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_
Tv Novel Adaptations

Why TV is the Best Place to Adapt a Novel

By Emily Kubincanek 

The first question that follows a novel’s initial success is normally, “When will it be made into a movie?” Why not TV?

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The Minimalism of ‘Dunkirk’

By Emily Kubincanek 

The only way to create empathy for the soldiers in ‘Dunkirk’ without interrupting the tension is to show their character through the decision they make to survive.

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The 2017 Emmy Nominations Are Addicted to What’s New

By Emily Kubincanek 

A lot of shows have been nominated after their pilot season for the 2017 Emmys, but will that hurt them later on?

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From the Frontline: The Real WWII Films to Watch Before ‘Dunkirk’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Before you head out to watch ‘Dunkirk’ this week, meet the Hollywood filmmakers that enlisted into service to allow America to see the true stories of World War II.

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The Cinematic Evolution of Spider-Man’s Love Interests

By Emily Kubincanek 

The women that humanize Spider-man and the actresses that play them are debated almost as much as Peter Parker himself, for good reason. 

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How Old Hollywood Made America Believe It Was The American Dream Factory

By Emily Kubincanek 

Back when you could just move out to the coast and become a big star.

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The Anatomy of a Great Car Chase

By Emily Kubincanek 

Every great car chase is a combination of several filmmaking elements. In honor of ‘Baby Driver,’ we explore.

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‘Let’s All Go to the Lobby’ Tells the History of the Movie Theater Experience

By Emily Kubincanek 

‘Let’s All Go to the Lobby’ has been playing before features in theaters since 1957, but it does more than entice¬†audiences to buy popcorn.

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Where ‘Rough Night’ Fits into the Mediocre Ensemble Comedy Trend

By Emily Kubincanek 

Ensemble comedies like ‘Rough Night’ tend to gain poor reviews, so why do studios continue to make them?