Film capsules, May 21, 2015

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

Entertainment listings, May 21-28, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Frank's Faves, May 21, 2015

"What we're fighting for, in the end, we're fighting for each other." — Jeff Daniels in "Gettysburg" (1993)

Memorial Day is a holiday Americans typically spend far too little time thinking about, but that's a wrong Frank's Faves is here to right.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Madding Crowd' a glorious throwback

Unabashedly romantic, sumptuously shot and wonderfully acted, Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd" is the perfect anecdote for the summer movie overload. (Yes, I know the season has just begun, but I'm feeling special effects weary already.)

Chuck's Classics: "Hoosiers" (1986)

Often cited as the greatest sports film ever made, David Anspaugh's movie never fails to inspire. Based on the 1954 high school championship run of the Milan Indians, this film's greatest asset is the sincerity of its director and his veteran cast.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Music at the library

Postcard from Cannes: Catching a premiere

Local car dealer, avid blogger and Shatterglass Films executive producer Jen Shelby is attending the 68th Cannes Film Festival for the first time. She'll check in periodically from France, where the streets are narrow and the stars are gathered.

Who lives here? May 16, 2015

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"