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Poor Things: Emma Stone delivers the best performance of her career

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Yorgos Lanthimos may have started his directing career with the 2001 Greek comedy film "My Best Friend," but with recent films such as "The Lobster," "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," and "The Favourite" Yorgos Lanthimos has quickly established himself as one of the best directors working today. His newest fantasy comedy, "Poor Things," is hilarious, beautifully imaginative, and is a fascinating look into human psychology that pays homage to the films of legendary filmmakers Federico Fellini, David Lynch, and Ingmar Bergman. After starring in his previous movie, "The Favourite," Emma Stone returns to work with Yorgos Lanthimos for the second time to deliver the performance of her career and one that is worthy of a second Oscar win. Playing a woman brought back to life and trying to figure out her new identity in her second life, Emma Stone goes through several emotions in order to understand who she is, and the character development she has throughout the film manages to help deliver her performance since her Oscar-winning performance in "La La Land." Also delivering fantastic performances within the supporting cast, Mark Ruffalo as the film's primary antagonist and Willem Dafoe as the scientist who brings Emma Stone back to life and becomes her unofficial father. Thanks to Yorgos Lanthimos's incredible direction, fantastic production design, and excellent performances by Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe, "Poor Things" is a tremendous movie that once again showcases Emma Stone as one of the best actresses working today and delivers, in my opinion, the best performance of her career.

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