The Little Things(2021)February 3, 2021
“The Little Things” is a 2021 crime thriller film directed and written by John Lee Hancock. Starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, the film takes place in the 1990s and follows the story of two detectives who are on the hunt for a serial killer in Los Angeles.
Denzel Washington plays the role of Joe “Deke” Deacon, a Kern County deputy sheriff who is sent to Los Angeles to gather evidence for a case. He teams up with a young and ambitious detective named Jim Baxter, played by Rami Malek, to investigate a series of murders that bear a striking resemblance to a case Deke worked on years ago. As the two detectives try to solve the case, they are drawn into a dark and twisted world, where the lines between good and evil become blurred.
Jared Leto plays the role of Albert Sparma, a strange and creepy man who becomes a prime suspect in the case. Leto delivers a standout performance as the enigmatic Sparma, who seems to be both innocent and guilty at the same time.
The film’s strength lies in its deep and complex character development, as well as its exploration of the dark side of human nature. The characters are all flawed in some way, and the film delves into the psychological motivations behind their actions. The story is not just about solving a crime, but also about the toll that crime takes on the people who are involved in it.
The film’s cinematography and visual effects are also exceptional, with beautiful shots of Los Angeles and haunting night-time sequences that add to the overall mood and atmosphere of the film. The score, composed by Thomas Newman, is also impressive, with a haunting and suspenseful soundtrack that complements the film’s tone.
Overall, “The Little Things” is a well-crafted crime thriller that delivers on all fronts. With a talented cast, a deep and complex story, and exceptional technical elements, it is a must-watch for fans of the genre.