The Real and the Poetic: DP Darius Khondji on Bardo

Inside of a house filled with sand, the front door is wide open, revealing the shadow of a man standing far off in the background.Daniel Giménez Cacho in Bardo. Courtesy of Netflix

Alejandro G. Iñárritu has labeled Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths the most difficult film of his career—a bold categorization, considering the intricate single-take illusion of Birdman and the famously frigid filming conditions of The Revenant, both of…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2022

A Collective Voice: Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir on Women Talking

A young, white Mennonite woman looks in the distance, with an older woman in the background behind her.Claire Foy in Women Talking, courtesy of MGM

Upon winning an Oscar for scoring Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir dedicated it “to the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters, who hear the music bubbling within,” telling them in her acceptance speech to “please speak up.” So,…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2022

A Wardrobe of Coats: Costume Designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh on The Banshees of Inisherin

An elderly Irish man named Colm (Brendan Gleeson) sits in a chair next to a window. His younger friend Pádraic (Colin Farrell) stares at him through the window. They do not make eye contact.Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin (Photo by Jonathan Hession, courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin brings the writer-director’s signature caustic humor to the story of Colm (Brendan Gleeson, perfectly surly), who abruptly decides to stop talking to his longtime best friend, Pádraic (Colin Farrell, perfectly perplexed), with devastating results…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2022

Two Questions: Producers on Net Profits and Sharing Their Personal Lives

A man wearing a suit and top hat stands in front of walls lined with built-in bookcases, each shelf filled with VHS tapes.Kentucker Audley in Strawberry Mansion, courtesy of Music Box Films

In this new series of articles, Filmmaker poses two questions to producers, directors and other filmmakers. One question is directed toward the nuts and bolts of filmmaking—questions having to do with terms, practices, legal issues, technology and so on. The…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2022

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