ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For Emma Stone, acting in “Bleat,” a Greek silent movie with surreal and disturbing scenes of sex, death, and resurrection, was a professional challenge and a relief. Playing a young widow in the 30-minute, black-and-white film, Stone said she welcomed rejoining Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos for the limited-release project set on the Greek island of Tinos and featuring goats roaming its rock-and-thorn landscape.
Here's a look at a pair of recently released movies on Blu-ray featuring strong female lead performances.
The Favourite (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, rated R, 119 minutes, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, $34.99) Director Yorgos Lanthimos' lavish period piece that took viewers back to 18th century England and the latter days of an ill Queen Anne's reign makes its debut on the Blu-ray format.
Those who have seen the past work of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, such as his breakthrough 2009 film “Dogtooth” or his first English language film “The Lobster,” must be somewhat baffled that this arthouse eccentric’s most recent release “The Favourite” has received the most nominations by this year’s Academy Awards — including Best Picture.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination...
The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards:
Best picture: Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born," ''Vice...