‘Slow West’ moseys along with some fresh twists

A movie review of “Slow West”: This unconventionally conventional Western follows a romantic tenderfoot (Kodi Smit-McPhee) provided safe passage to the frontier by a grizzled gunman (Michael Fassbender). Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family...

Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or in upset Cannes finale

CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. The choice of "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, left some critics scratching their heads. While the...

Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says. The typewritten memoir, tentatively titled "Confessions of a One-Man Band," was among the materials in eight boxes the Ann Arbor school recently purchased from Croatian filmmaker Oja Kodar,...

Going for the ‘Goonies’ (and more) in Astoria

Oregon town is marking the 30th anniversary in June of the filming of the hit Steven Spielberg movie ‘The Goonies”. See the Goonies house, join the party and see Astoria’s more standard tourist sights.

‘The Graduate,’ ‘Young@Heart’ and other ageless films

Art-house options this week include “The Sacrifice” at NWFF; “Young@Heart” at the Green Lake library; “Good Hair” and “Shaft,” as part of an African-American film series; and “The Graduate” at the Evergreen library in Everett.