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    Timothy McNeil’s romantic drama received stern criticism when it was announced, both for casting a cis actor (Matt Bomer) as a transgender woman and for reinforcing the stereotype of trans women as sex workers.

    Depressed after his wife’s death, Early (John Carrol Lynch) moves from Mississippi to L.A. to live with his sister (Maura Tierney). While there, he forms a complicated but enriching relationship with transgender sex worker Freda (Bomer). (May 11, One Zero)

  • Husband and wife team Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy co-wrote this affable comedy about a recently dumped mom (McCarthy) who rekindles her passion for archaeology—and her zest for life—by enrolling at the same college her daughter (Molly Gordon) attends. (May 11, Warner Bros.)

  • An magnet for the rich and famous for almost a century, this New York hotel is subject of a loving, and sometimes dishy documentary. George Clooney, Jon Hamm, Alan Cumming, Naomi Campbell, Jeff Goldblum and others share recollections, praise, and tasty anecdotes. (May 11, GDE)

  • Jennifer Lawrence stars as Dominika Egorova, a ballet dancer turned deadly Russian spy. Under the tutelage of Matron (Charlotte Rampling), Dominika’s mission is to root out a double agent. Adapted from a trilogy of novels by C.I.A. operative-turned-writer Jason Matthews, the film includes supporting turns by Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons, and Joel Edgerton. (VOD, 20th Century Fox)

Lawrence is a New York-based travel and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Time Out New York and The New York Post.

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