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Venice Winner ‘Poor Things,’ Starring Emma Stone, Set as Opening Film at Camerimage

Awards contender “Poor Things” will open EnergaCamerimage, the cinematography-focused film festival that will take place in Torun, Poland, on Nov. 11-18.The film, starring Emma Stone and directed by Greek helmer Yorgos Lanthimos, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan, who lensed the film, will introduce “Poor Things” at Camerimage.Lanthimos […]

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ Latest Bizarre Movies Are Tame Compared to His Early Films

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos stormed into the art-house scene with The Lobster in 2015, introducing his particularly queasy brand of weird to international audiences, though it pales in comparison to the bizarreness of his early work. The director first received international attention after his third film, the Greek-language Dogtooth, became nominated for the Academy Award […]

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Yorgos Lanthimos & Emma Stone Have Already Filmed A New Feature In Secret That Is “Much Simpler” Than ‘Poor Things’

It’s always fun to watch a relationship between an actor and filmmaker develop. Perhaps the most famous recent example is between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. But now, we have to add Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos to that discussion. Not only did they score huge acclaim (and awards) with their collaboration on “The Favourite,” […]

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‘Poor Things’ Production Hub Hungary ‘Weathers the Storm’ of Hollywood Strikes

The question of whether Hollywood stars will light up the Lido this week has roiled the film industry in the run-up to the Venice Film Festival. “Poor Things” lead actress Emma Stone was among the marquee names that were holding out for a SAG-AFTRA exemption allowing her to promote the Frankenstein-inspired period film from Oscar […]

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Emma Stone’s Graphic ‘Poor Things’ Sex Scenes Make Venice Erupt in 8-Minute Standing Ovation for Yorgos Lanthimos

“Poor Things,” the oddest movie to premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival, landed the biggest standing ovation so far. On Friday night, Yorgos Lanthimos’ drama, starring Emma Stone as a woman who finds her identity through a series of tragic (and scientific) events, received an eight-minute standing ovation at its world premiere.“Genius! We love […]

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Emma Stone’s Graphic Sex Scenes In Poor Things Are Coming To Save The Movie Sex Discourse

If you’re lucky enough to have missed the Movie Sex Discourse until now, allow me to fill you in. Every full moon or so, the question is posed on social media: “Are sex scenes necessary in movies?” The answer, of course, is yes, as /Film writers Witney Seibold and Bj Colangelo have eloquently argued in […]

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‘Poor Things’ Images Show Off Emma Stone’s Accidental Striking Appearance

The build up to Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest movie, the eagerly anticipated Poor Things starring Emma Stone, has been slowly ramping up as we’ve been drip fed images and footage over the last few weeks, teasing a bizarre, beautiful and twisted story. The film sees Lanthimos and Stone reunited after combining so successfully for the director’s […]

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‘Poor Things’: Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything We Know So Far

2023 is bringing us a lot of exciting new films from acclaimed directors, which include films by Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, and Greta Gerwig. The Greek auteur filmmaker, Yorgos Lanthimos, is also coming out with his next film this year, a gothic science fiction romance: Poor Things. Lanthimos is one of […]

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Willem Dafoe Made Emma Stone Slap Him 20 Times While Filming, Even Though He Was Off Camera: ‘That’s What You Want From Actors’

Emma Stone hasn’t acted in a film since 2021’s “Cruella,” but that will soon change thanks to two new collaborations with her “The Favourite” director Yorgos Lanthimos. The first is “Poor Things,” a Frankenstein-inspired story in which Stone plays a woman whose brain gets replaced by that of her unborn child, and the second is […]

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