In this week’s new releases, director M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, “The Visit,” is a thriller following siblings Tyler and Becca who begin to notice their grandparents's unusual behavior during a visit to their home; the film is a solid effort by Shyamalan though not without its faults.

★★½ “The Visit” (PG-13) “Measured against the low expectations that the name M. Night Shyamalan has come to engender in the hearts and minds of his former fans, ‘The Visit’ is a triumphant return to form for the filmmaker of ‘The Sixth Sense,’ whose once-promising career has steadily declined for at least the past decade.” – Michael O’Sullivan

★★★ La Jaula de Oro” (Unrated) “America, glittering land of opportunity.That’s the image of the United States that spurs three impoverished teenagers to leave their homes in Guatemala and head north through Mexico so they can sneak across the U.S. border. They have no idea what life will look like on the other side, but they’re certain it will be an improvement over their current existence. That optimistic but flawed logic leads to a devastating journey in ‘La Jaula de Oro,’ a drama directed and co-written by Spanish filmmaker Diego Quemada-Díez.” – Stephanie Merry

★★½ Wolf Totem” (PG-13) “Wolves, horses and sheep are the principal players in the movie’s set pieces, which are powerfully staged and tightly edited, if sometimes oversold by James Horner’s bombastic score. Annaud and his crew, including wolf trainer Andrew Simpson, nicely illustrate the animals’ cunning and coordination. One sequence shows why some herders were once convinced that wolves can fly.” – Mark Jenkins