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HOLMES & WATSON Nope, it’s not another entry in the Robert Downey Jr. series. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are played by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and any parody is intentional. The fusty ambience of 221B Baker Street probably isn’t the right backdrop for a reprise of the Catalina wine mixer from “Step Brothers,” but I expect this to be one of the few screen takes on Arthur Conan Doyle to acknowledge Holmes’s habit of mainlining cocaine. Etan Cohen directed.

WELCOME TO MARWEN Dramatizing the story told in the documentary “Marwencol” (2010), Robert Zemeckis taps Steve Carell to play the outsider artist Mark Hogancamp, who, having suffered brain damage in an assault, began making a model of a fictional World War II-era town and cast himself as a war hero. The first trailer raised eyebrows for not offering any hint of Mr. Hogancamp’s cross-dressing. Mr. Zemeckis, responding to the controversy in The Telegraph, said, “We can’t give everything away.” Leslie Mann and Janelle Monáe co-star.

DESTROYER Nicole Kidman puts in an uncharacteristically dark turn as a Southern California detective who returns to investigating the gang she went undercover to infiltrate years earlier. It’s as much a character study as it is a crime movie. Sebastian Stan and Tatiana Maslany also star. Karyn Kusama directed.

ON THE BASIS OF SEX Felicity Jones plays Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her years as a lawyer fighting gender discrimination, a battle chronicled earlier this year in the hit documentary “RBG.” Armie Hammer plays her husband, Marty Ginsburg. Mimi Leder directed. The screenplay is by the justice’s nephew Daniel Stiepleman.

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Seven years after being declared persona non grata at Cannes, Lars von Trier returned to the festival this year to poke the organizers in the eye. Clearly designed to provoke outrage, the film stars Matt Dillon as a serial killer. His murder spree is presented as a sort of allegory for Mr. von Trier’s body of work, movies that detractors say revel in cruelty toward women (“Dancer in the Dark,” “Dogville”). Uma Thurman and Riley Keough play two of the victims.

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