Elijah Wood goes from Frodo to Maniac, plus four more movies to see this weekend

Time Out New York's Film editors have your picks for the best movies playing in NYC



Frodo, we hardly knew ye: Elijah Wood trades the One Ring for a serial killer’s blade in Maniac, a giddily gory slasher remake. Read our review

A Hijacking sets a showdown between Somali pirates and a Danish crew, but the real appeal of this simmering thriller happens during ransom calls. Read our review

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Ah, college, where the arts of creeping, cackling and screaming are honed: In Monsters University, Pixar mines wonderment out of G-rated kicks. Read our review

High-school kids covet the Hollywood lifestyle—and steal to get it—in The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s darkly comic crime story, based on a real case. Read our review

Rock and pop’s greatest backup singers step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in Twenty Feet from Stardom, a rich, rousing music doc. Read our review

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