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The Danish Girl

Redmayne stars as Wegener, who’s madly in love with his painter wife (Vikander) but who finds himself drawn, at first, to women’s clothes then, gradually, masquerading as a woman and calling himself Lili. What begins as folly quickly becomes something more all-consuming for Einar, as he disappears further and further into the Lili persona. Gerda, …

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Beautiful Boxer

Films about transgendered people aren’t exactly filling up the multi-plexes. For that reason alone, Beautiful Boxer is pretty special. But to its credit, it is actually a pretty charming and absorbing film, due in no small part to its star Asanee Suwan, a professional Thai boxer making his acting debut. Suwan plays Nong Toom, a …

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Transamerica

What a stroke of luck for the filmmakers to have Felicity Huffman as the lead in Transamerica! Cast by director Duncan Tucker just before Huffman began filming the pilot of the smash TV hit Desperate Housewives, the film scores a coup by not only having a super-talented actress as the heart and soul of the …

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