In the documentary “Hesburgh” (O’Malley Creadon), filmmaker Patrick Creadon provides an informative, though wholly uncritical, biography chronicling many of his globetrotting subject’s varied endeavors and accomplishments.
A routine thriller for most of its running time, director Deon Taylor’s “The Intruder” (Screen Gems) becomes increasingly trashy before ending with the justification of a profoundly immoral act in which viewers are meant to revel.
“UglyDolls” (STX) call to mind that age-old saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” They’re based on a line of plush toys that are deliberately designed not to be among the fairest of them all.
Elle Fanning spends the entirety of the musical drama “Teen Spirit” (Bleecker Street) glowering, as if she understands that life, or at least ambition in show business, is a series of Faustian bargains without sinister or exploitative elements.
“The Curse of La Llorona” (Warner Bros.) constitutes an intense but problematic horror story. Director Michael Chaves’ often-effective addition to the universe of the “Conjuring” franchise elicits its fair share of starts.