Film & Television

Film & TV: How Emma Stone broke the mould with her Poor Things performance

Freaky phantasmagoria of pain and desire is Yorgos Lanthimos’ most ambitious and accomplished film to date

Emma Stone as Bella in Poor Things: her Grand Tour of Europe is a picaresque journey of growth and discovery, and quite a lot of sex

The monster becomes human in Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things, the Greek director’s beautiful adaptation of Scottish writer Alasdair Grey’s 1992 novel of the same title, that has a Frankenstein-like experimental surgeon create a living woman who then embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe where, for better and worse, she discovers what it means to be a person.

Brilliantly acted by the entire ensemble, staged with uncommon vision, and garnished with magnificently dirty, brainy laughs, ...