Oscar Watch: The Little Things

Crime thriller The Little Things hits theaters and HBO Max on Friday and it boasts a trio of Oscar winners with Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto. John Lee Hancock (maker of The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks) switches up genres as critics are comparing this most often to David Fincher’s Seven. In fact, many reviews say this a throwback to mid-budget features of that decade (which pretty much makes it appointment viewing for yours truly).

That said, early reaction is most certainly mixed as this stands at just 49% on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite the cast boasting their Academy wins, this does not appear to be an awards contender at all. There could be one caveat. Composer Thomas Newman has been nominated 15 times for an Oscar and has yet to win. Warner Bros. has mounted a campaign for him, but I’d be surprised if #16 surfaces here.

Bottom line: Little has no things going for it in terms of Academy attention. My Oscar Watch posts will continue…

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