The Little Things is a grade-A, bucks-up, all-star movie for smart people…obviously. You can tell right off the top. Denzel means take-it-to-the-bank assurance — Denzel plus Rami Malek means that plus intrigue. Directed and written by John Lee Hancock…another assurance. Produced by Mark Johnson…ditto. Jared Leto as the psycho-wacko bad guy…the Kevin Spacey-level “John Doe” fruitcake hippie-hair douchebag fucktard. Plus music by the great Thomas Newman. Plus cinematography by John Schwartzman.

“Clashes between a Kern County deputy (Denzel) and a Los Angeles detective (Rami) occur during the investigation of a murder”…perfect.