Two worthy hits from this year's Sundance Film Festival arrive in theaters today along with a crackerjack chase thriller.
The chase movie is "Premium Rush," an exciting and smart action movie set on the streets of Manhattan. That's where Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a hotshot bike messenger, zips through traffic and pedestrians to deliver parcels around New York City. One particular envelope he delivers becomes supremely important, and draws the attention of a determined and corrupt cop (Michael Shannon) as Wilee tries to beat the clock. Director David Koepp keeps the action moving briskly, especially in the clever chases in which Wilee eyes all the potential outcomes of crossing busy streets.
At the Broadway, two great Sundance Film Festival entries each, in their own way, set in the art world open today.