Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the role of the world-famous neurosurgeon severely injured in a car accident and transformed through mysticism into a potent superhero magician. Rated PG-13.
Gimme Danger: Director Jim Jarmusch profiles influential proto-punk rockers the Stooges from their emergence in Ann Arbor, Mich., in the 1960s through the waves of alternative music that followed. Rated R. At Landmark’s Embarcadero and Shattuck.
Hacksaw Ridge: Andrew Garfield stars at U.S. Army medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss, who saves 75 men without using a weapon during the bloody Battle of Okinawa in World War II in the film directed by Mel Gibson. Rated R.
Tower: Keith Maitland’s animated look at America’s first mass school shooting — on Aug. 1, 1966 when a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire — was the SXSW 2016 Grand Jury Winner. Not rated. At the Alamo Drafthouse.
Trolls: The animated comedy featuring happily musical title creatures (who avoid being eaten) features the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand and Zooey Deschanel. Rated PG-13.