The Little Things

The Little Things ★½

Is Rami Malek playing a space alien *posing* as a human detective? Trying to understand his performance here. Maybe he’s just awful. 

I was going to make a joke about this script being stuck in a drawer since the ‘90s but it turns out that is quite literally the case here. He wrote it in 1993! The score is similarly dated and quite repetitive 

Really felt for Denzel here, who sleepwalks through it and has never looked this bored on-screen. Imagine having to shoot scenes with stoic Rami, and the reward for finishing that is having to shoot scenes with Jared Leto. Chilling. Three Oscar winners! What a world. 

An extremely January release, don’t let the splashy HBO Max-theatrical gambit fool you.

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