Slow down with the low-key drama ‘Leave No Trace’

This image released by Bleecker Street shows actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, left, and director Debra Granik on the set of "Leave No Trace," in theaters on Friday. (Scott Green/Bleecker Street via AP)

Like the pleasures of slow cooking, purposefully slow cinema can be a welcome respite from the craziness in both our world and multiplexes. And that is exactly what you’ll get with filmmaker Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace ,” a poetic and low-key drama about a father and his teenage daughter whose attempt to live outside of society becomes increasingly impossible.

AP Source: Jackson family patriarch dies at 89

In this June 2, 2010 file photo, Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, laughs during a news conference about the construction of the proposed Michael Jackson Performing Arts and Cultural Center and Museum, in Gary, Ind. Jackson, the patriarch of America's most famous musical clan has died, says a family source on Wednesday, June 27. He was 89. (AP Photo/John Smierciak)

NEW YORK (AP) — Joseph Jackson, the strong, fearsome patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family.

‘Yellowstone’ boasts Costner, strong Native American co-star

This image released by Paramount Network shows, Gil Birmingham, from the series "Yellowstone" premiering Wednesday, June 20. (Emerson Miller/Paramount Network via AP)

LOS ANGELES — “Yellowstone” has everything a worthwhile Western should, including breathtaking vistas, battles over land and Kevin Costner in the lead role.

‘The King’ is guilty of an Elvis crime- excess

This image released by Oscilloscope Laboratories shows a scene from the documentary "The King." (Oscilloscope Laboratories via AP)

It’s usually a bad sign when critics start questioning your film before it’s even finished. But director Eugene Jarecki had to endure worse. While making the documentary “The King,” he actually got gruff from a member of his own film crew.

Pattinson elevates the melancholy western ‘Damsel’

This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows Mia Wasikowska, left, and Robert Pattinson in a scene from "Damsel." (Magnolia Pictures via AP)

Pitiful men pin their hopes on delusions of romance in David and Nathan Zellner’s clever and melancholy western “Damsel,” an offbeat odyssey about the foolhardiness of believing in the “damsel in distress.”



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