Perhaps - but it's still not quite clear. And did she like Interstellar? Hard to say. I saw Sunshine and liked it. They did a few things uncommon in mainstream movies (the near-deafening soundtrack that often stood in for dialogue, the extreme wide-angle FPS perspective) and I liked their use of color (dramatic shifts from inside, all blue and green, to outside, all yellow.) They had the usual silly science, which few movies really escape no matter how well made. The sense of claustrophobia and hopelessness was palpable near the end; you knew the character was going to end up riding the bomb into the sun (sorry, spoiler alert) and conveyance of such emotions is one of the signs of a director doing his job well. Overall though I don't think it had much influence overall on other later movies just because it wasn't very popular. And writers/producers/directors are like anyone else - they go with what's been proven to work and make money.