"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.
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.)
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.
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.