Cathode Cathexis

An ice cream van smokes, seemingly on fire, in a purple-lit fieldI Saw the TV Glow

“I often don’t remember my dreams, and so when I do, I’ve learned to listen to what my subconscious could be trying to tell me,” director Jane Schoenbrun told Filmmaker in the leadup to the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, where…  Read more

By Mar 18, 2024

The Passionate Epicures: The Taste of Things Director Tran Anh Hung Interviewed by Frederick Wiseman

A woman eats at a small wooden table while a man sits opposite looking at her.Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel in The Taste of Things (courtesy of IFC Films)

A long-gestating passion project for Tran Anh Hung, The Taste of Things takes as its starting point Marcel Rouff’s eccentric, echt-French novel The Life and Passion of Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet, which follows Dodin-Bouffant in the wake of the death of his…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

At Home With His Memories

A shirtless man stares out a window at a cityscapeAndrew Scott in All of Us Strangers (photo by Chris Harris, courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

In The Poetics of Space, the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard writes about a simple psychological test used on children, “the house test.” He quotes the critic Anne Balif: “Asking a child to draw his house is asking him to reveal…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

“Let’s Make It Feel Like You’re Watching TV During Y2K”: Directors Brian Becker and Marley McDonald on Time Bomb Y2K

A man smiles in VHS camcorder footage from New Year's Eve, 1999.Time Bomb Y2K (courtesy of HBO Documentary Films)

Where were you on December 31, 1999? Despite years of hearing Prince’s pleas to party, many Americans spent the evening at home, bewitched by a bizarre mix of sentimental reverie and fear. The end of the century, it turned out,…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

© 2024 Filmmaker Magazine. All Rights Reserved. A Publication of The Gotham