• THE LITTLE THINGS (no spoilers)

    From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Tue Feb 2 18:37:38 2021
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    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington and
    Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish flick's
    chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE)
    walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Fri Feb 5 12:08:29 2021
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    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years.  THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington and
    Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish flick's
    chief asset.  Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.  Mostly recommended.


    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother level
    and may be in contention for another Oscar.

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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Fri Feb 5 14:06:24 2021
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    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years.  THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington and
    Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish flick's
    chief asset.  Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE)
    walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching pros at work is
    something this viewer always finds comforting.  Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual.  Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother level
    and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.

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  • From FPP@fredp151@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Fri Feb 5 21:42:43 2021
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    On 2/5/21 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington and
    Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish flick's
    chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE)
    walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching pros at work is
    something this viewer always finds comforting. Mostly recommended.


    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother level
    and may be in contention for another Oscar.


    Virtually no one in that movie acted like a stereotype. It was nice to
    have to figure out what was going on, rather than be led around by the nose.

    --
    "Truth isn't truth!" (Yes, it is.)*
    "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."
    (Yes, it is.)*
    "Our press secretary gave alternative facts" (No, he lied.)*
    "I will never lie to you, you have my word on that" (Yes, you did... a
    lot.)*

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  • From FPP@fredp151@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Fri Feb 5 22:03:26 2021
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    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother level
    and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    --
    "Truth isn't truth!" (Yes, it is.)*
    "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."
    (Yes, it is.)*
    "Our press secretary gave alternative facts" (No, he lied.)*
    "I will never lie to you, you have my word on that" (Yes, you did... a
    lot.)*

    * Under New Management -January 20, 2021
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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sat Feb 6 08:57:01 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/5/21 8:42 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.


    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother level
    and may be in contention for another Oscar.


    Virtually no one in that movie acted like a stereotype. It was nice to
    have to figure out what was going on, rather than be led around by the
    nose.


    Yes, you did have to read between the lines a lot, which was refreshing.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sat Feb 6 09:01:41 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...


    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sat Feb 6 10:50:22 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his >>>>> young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't recognize
    him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on his role as
    pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar sado-masochism
    that just happened to feed Malek's liability to inherit Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up Washington's clever rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced Olivier
    and I wouldn't have appreciated it.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sun Feb 7 12:53:16 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/5/21 8:42 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.


    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother level
    and may be in contention for another Oscar.


    Virtually no one in that movie acted like a stereotype. It was nice to
    have to figure out what was going on, rather than be led around by the
    nose.


    I'd beg to differ on that. Denzel's character has been seen a million
    times. Remi Malek seemed original though.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sun Feb 7 12:54:12 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his
    young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...


    I'm getting the vibe that Mpig relates to an Ed Gein a lot more.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sun Feb 7 12:56:34 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds
    his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE
    LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel
    Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed
    this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John
    Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off
    the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always
    finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't recognize
    him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar sado-masochism
    that just happened to feed Malek's liability to inherit Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up Washington's clever rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced Olivier
    and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak to
    look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that weird. At
    first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's talent.
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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sun Feb 7 14:22:11 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/2021 1:56 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds >>>>>>> his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE >>>>>>> LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel
    Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed
    this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John >>>>>>> Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off >>>>>>> the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always >>>>>>> finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to. >>>>>

    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't
    recognize him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on
    his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar
    sado-masochism that just happened to feed Malek's liability to inherit
    Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up Washington's clever
    rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced
    Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak to
    look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that weird. At
    first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's talent.

    (I don't win points, I make them.) I agree with all you say about Leto ...including about the eyes, as Google Images can confirm. And it's
    entirely possible that, if I were to watch tLT again, I'd pay better
    attention to his craft in that role and see things I missed ...though
    ommv on the "validity" of such a do-over. Fwiw, the top user-reviews at
    IMDb don't single-out Leto, either, afaics, while one Metacritic
    reviewer calls him "diabolically funny". Still, he got the GG nom...


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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Sun Feb 7 14:24:21 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/2021 1:54 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his >>>>> young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm getting the vibe that Mpig relates to an Ed Gein a lot more.

    One critic called tLT a try for another SE7EN, which I get.

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  • From FPP@fredp151@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 07:10:25 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/21 1:56 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds >>>>>>> his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE >>>>>>> LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel
    Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed
    this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John >>>>>>> Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off >>>>>>> the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always >>>>>>> finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to. >>>>>

    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't
    recognize him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on
    his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar
    sado-masochism that just happened to feed Malek's liability to inherit
    Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up Washington's clever
    rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced
    Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak to
    look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that weird. At
    first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's talent.

    I'm not entirely sure Leto was acting...

    --
    Memoriam for the Turd Reich: "Truth isn't truth!" (Yes, it is.)*
    "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."
    (Yes, it is.)*
    "Our press secretary gave alternative facts" (No, he lied.)*
    "I will never lie to you, you have my word on that" (Yes, you did... a
    lot.)*

    * Under New Management -January 20, 2021
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  • From FPP@fredp151@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 07:12:44 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/21 1:54 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds his >>>>> young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE LITTLE
    THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel Washington
    and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed this noir-ish
    flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE
    BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching
    pros at work is something this viewer always finds comforting.
    Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...


    I'm getting the vibe that Mpig relates to an Ed Gein a lot more.


    Reminded me of a Robert Bloch line... he once commented that even though
    he wrote about horrific murderers, he still had the heart of a child.

    Which he kept in a jar, on his desk...

    --
    Memoriam for the Turd Reich: "Truth isn't truth!" (Yes, it is.)*
    "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."
    (Yes, it is.)*
    "Our press secretary gave alternative facts" (No, he lied.)*
    "I will never lie to you, you have my word on that" (Yes, you did... a
    lot.)*

    * Under New Management -January 20, 2021
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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 08:02:31 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/8/21 6:10 AM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/7/21 1:56 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds >>>>>>>> his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE >>>>>>>> LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel >>>>>>>> Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed >>>>>>>> this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John >>>>>>>> Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off >>>>>>>> the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always >>>>>>>> finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother >>>>>>> level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a >>>>>> showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's >>>>>> character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to. >>>>>>

    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't
    recognize him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on
    his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar
    sado-masochism that just happened to feed Malek's liability to
    inherit Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up
    Washington's clever rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced
    Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak to
    look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that weird. At
    first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's talent.

    I'm not entirely sure Leto was acting...


    Well that character had to be in their somewhere. He's from Tennessee
    or Arkansas or something, so he might've seen multiple people like that firsthand.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 08:04:12 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/8/21 6:12 AM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/7/21 1:54 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds
    his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE
    LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel
    Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed
    this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John
    Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off
    the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always
    finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...


    I'm getting the vibe that Mpig relates to an Ed Gein a lot more.


    Reminded me of a Robert Bloch line... he once commented that even though
    he wrote about horrific murderers, he still had the heart of a child.

    Which he kept in a jar, on his desk...


    As opposed to Carson's Amazing Kreskin answers which were kept in a jar
    on Funk and Wagnall's porch.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 13:25:03 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/21 1:22 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/7/2021 1:56 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds >>>>>>>> his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE >>>>>>>> LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel >>>>>>>> Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed >>>>>>>> this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John >>>>>>>> Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off >>>>>>>> the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always >>>>>>>> finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother >>>>>>> level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a >>>>>> showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's >>>>>> character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to. >>>>>>

    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't
    recognize him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on
    his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar
    sado-masochism that just happened to feed Malek's liability to
    inherit Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up
    Washington's clever rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced
    Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak to
    look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that weird. At
    first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's talent.

    (I don't win points, I make them.) I agree with all you say about Leto ...including about the eyes, as Google Images can confirm. And it's entirely possible that, if I were to watch tLT again, I'd pay better attention to his craft in that role and see things I missed ...though
    ommv on the "validity" of such a do-over. Fwiw, the top user-reviews at IMDb don't single-out Leto, either, afaics, while one Metacritic
    reviewer calls him "diabolically funny". Still, he got the GG nom...


    Are amateur reviews the best place to look for corroboration?

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 13:27:18 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/21 1:24 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/7/2021 1:54 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds
    his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE
    LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel
    Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed
    this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John
    Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off
    the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always
    finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm getting the vibe that Mpig relates to an Ed Gein a lot more.

    One critic called tLT a try for another SE7EN, which I get.


    It's the exact opposite: the perp was a mystery throughout most of Seven
    and the guy that they already knew about had to be proven to be the perp throughout all of The Little Things.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 13:28:30 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/21 1:24 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/7/2021 1:54 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds
    his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE
    LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel
    Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed
    this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John
    Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat off
    the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer always
    finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother
    level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly a
    showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, Leto's
    character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm getting the vibe that Mpig relates to an Ed Gein a lot more.

    One critic called tLT a try for another SE7EN, which I get.


    Of course since a lot of people are racist they figure one black guy is
    just as good as the next, right?

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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Mon Feb 8 14:34:10 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/8/2021 2:25 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/7/21 1:22 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/7/2021 1:56 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he finds >>>>>>>>> his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many years. THE >>>>>>>>> LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile duo of Denzel >>>>>>>>> Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen presences are indeed >>>>>>>>> this noir-ish flick's chief asset. Though writer-director John >>>>>>>>> Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks his cop-thriller somewhat >>>>>>>>> off the beat, watching pros at work is something this viewer >>>>>>>>> always finds comforting. Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole 'nother >>>>>>>> level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly >>>>>>> a showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault,
    Leto's character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to >>>>>>> relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or
    probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't
    recognize him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on
    his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar
    sado-masochism that just happened to feed Malek's liability to
    inherit Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up
    Washington's clever rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced
    Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak
    to look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that
    weird. At first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's talent.

    (I don't win points, I make them.) I agree with all you say about
    Leto ...including about the eyes, as Google Images can confirm. And
    it's entirely possible that, if I were to watch tLT again, I'd pay
    better attention to his craft in that role and see things I missed
    ...though ommv on the "validity" of such a do-over. Fwiw, the top
    user-reviews at IMDb don't single-out Leto, either, afaics, while one
    Metacritic reviewer calls him "diabolically funny". Still, he got the
    GG nom...

    Are amateur reviews the best place to look for corroboration?

    The only corroboration you can get of your own opinion is whether, in retrospect, it seems to have been candid. But yeah, amateur reviews are
    a great place to find varying -- and unpretentious -- points of view.
    (IMDb's reviews are filtered to show legible ones first.)

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Tue Feb 9 07:14:24 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/8/21 1:34 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/8/2021 2:25 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/7/21 1:22 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/7/2021 1:56 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he >>>>>>>>>> finds his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many >>>>>>>>>> years. THE LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile >>>>>>>>>> duo of Denzel Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen
    presences are indeed this noir-ish flick's chief asset.
    Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) walks >>>>>>>>>> his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching pros at work >>>>>>>>>> is something this viewer always finds comforting. Mostly
    recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole
    'nother level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as mainly >>>>>>>> a showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his fault, >>>>>>>> Leto's character felt too oddly positioned in the plot for me to >>>>>>>> relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or >>>>>> probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't
    recognize him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus on >>>>> his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his peculiar
    sado-masochism that just happened to feed Malek's liability to
    inherit Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all setting up
    Washington's clever rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced
    Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak
    to look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that
    weird. At first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's
    talent.

    (I don't win points, I make them.) I agree with all you say about
    Leto ...including about the eyes, as Google Images can confirm. And
    it's entirely possible that, if I were to watch tLT again, I'd pay
    better attention to his craft in that role and see things I missed
    ...though ommv on the "validity" of such a do-over. Fwiw, the top
    user-reviews at IMDb don't single-out Leto, either, afaics, while one
    Metacritic reviewer calls him "diabolically funny". Still, he got
    the GG nom...

    Are amateur reviews the best place to look for corroboration?

    The only corroboration you can get of your own opinion is whether, in retrospect, it seems to have been candid. But yeah, amateur reviews are
    a great place to find varying -- and unpretentious -- points of view. (IMDb's reviews are filtered to show legible ones first.)


    As usual I have no idea what you're trying to say but here is some corroboration:

    https://www.insider.com/review-the-little-things-jared-leto-2021-1

    'The Little Things' is a stirring crime thriller that's saved by a WTF performance by Jared Leto



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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Tue Feb 9 09:53:32 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/9/2021 8:14 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/8/21 1:34 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/8/2021 2:25 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/7/21 1:22 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/7/2021 1:56 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/6/21 9:50 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 10:01 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/5/21 9:03 PM, FPP wrote:
    On 2/5/21 2:06 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 1:08 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/2/21 5:37 PM, moviePig wrote:

    A police detective drops in on his old precinct, where he >>>>>>>>>>> finds his young successor hunting a serial-killer of many >>>>>>>>>>> years. THE LITTLE THINGS, on HBOMax, stars the high-profile >>>>>>>>>>> duo of Denzel Washington and Rami Malek ...whose screen >>>>>>>>>>> presences are indeed this noir-ish flick's chief asset. >>>>>>>>>>> Though writer-director John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE) >>>>>>>>>>> walks his cop-thriller somewhat off the beat, watching pros >>>>>>>>>>> at work is something this viewer always finds comforting. >>>>>>>>>>> Mostly recommended.

    You missed the boat as usual. Jared Leto was at a whole
    'nother level and may be in contention for another Oscar.

    Well, some critics seem to agree with you. I saw this as
    mainly a showcase of two Oscar winners. Also, though not his >>>>>>>>> fault, Leto's character felt too oddly positioned in the plot >>>>>>>>> for me to relate to.


    Fucking good thing for that...

    I'm amazed, Mpig had trouble relating to a guy that's possibly or >>>>>>> probably a serial killer?

    He needs to put more thought into his posts.

    (SPOILERS)

    For me, Leto was one of two nutjob suspects. Because I didn't
    recognize him under the facial shrubbery, I didn't know to focus
    on his role as pivotal. And his pivot turned out to be his
    peculiar sado-masochism that just happened to feed Malek's
    liability to inherit Washington's old obsessive guilt -- all
    setting up Washington's clever rescue of him.

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced
    Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to speak >>>>> to look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look that
    weird. At first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's
    talent.

    (I don't win points, I make them.) I agree with all you say about
    Leto ...including about the eyes, as Google Images can confirm. And
    it's entirely possible that, if I were to watch tLT again, I'd pay
    better attention to his craft in that role and see things I missed
    ...though ommv on the "validity" of such a do-over. Fwiw, the top
    user-reviews at IMDb don't single-out Leto, either, afaics, while
    one Metacritic reviewer calls him "diabolically funny". Still, he
    got the GG nom...

    Are amateur reviews the best place to look for corroboration?

    The only corroboration you can get of your own opinion is whether, in
    retrospect, it seems to have been candid. But yeah, amateur reviews
    are a great place to find varying -- and unpretentious -- points of
    view. (IMDb's reviews are filtered to show legible ones first.)


    As usual I have no idea what you're trying to say but here is some corroboration:

    https://www.insider.com/review-the-little-things-jared-leto-2021-1

    'The Little Things' is a stirring crime thriller that's saved by a WTF
    performance by Jared Leto

    I'm trying to say that someone's opinion (of a movie) stands alone,
    i.e., with no need of factual justification -- it is what it is. So, I
    can readily accept the validity of the review you quoted (though I'm a
    bit puzzled by the semantics of "a stirring thriller that's saved"). I
    can even wish I'd seen tLT like that guy did ...depending on what other perceptions that might require me to give up.

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  • From trotsky@gmsingh@email.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.tv on Tue Feb 9 12:23:38 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/9/21 8:53 AM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/9/2021 8:14 AM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/8/21 1:34 PM, moviePig wrote:
    On 2/8/2021 2:25 PM, trotsky wrote:
    On 2/7/21 1:22 PM, moviePig wrote:

    Within that clunky plot (as I saw it), Leto could've out-nuanced >>>>>>> Olivier and I wouldn't have appreciated it.


    We must have seen different movies. Leto didn't even have to
    speak to look insane. I don't know how he got his eyes to look
    that weird. At first I thought it was makeup...

    And you're not winning any points by not comprehending the guy's
    talent.

    (I don't win points, I make them.) I agree with all you say about
    Leto ...including about the eyes, as Google Images can confirm.
    And it's entirely possible that, if I were to watch tLT again, I'd
    pay better attention to his craft in that role and see things I
    missed ...though ommv on the "validity" of such a do-over. Fwiw,
    the top user-reviews at IMDb don't single-out Leto, either, afaics, >>>>> while one Metacritic reviewer calls him "diabolically funny".
    Still, he got the GG nom...

    Are amateur reviews the best place to look for corroboration?

    The only corroboration you can get of your own opinion is whether, in
    retrospect, it seems to have been candid. But yeah, amateur reviews
    are a great place to find varying -- and unpretentious -- points of
    view. (IMDb's reviews are filtered to show legible ones first.)


    As usual I have no idea what you're trying to say but here is some
    corroboration:

    https://www.insider.com/review-the-little-things-jared-leto-2021-1

    'The Little Things' is a stirring crime thriller that's saved by a
    WTF performance by Jared Leto

    I'm trying to say that someone's opinion (of a movie) stands alone,
    i.e., with no need of factual justification -- it is what it is. So, I
    can readily accept the validity of the review you quoted (though I'm a
    bit puzzled by the semantics of "a stirring thriller that's saved"). I
    can even wish I'd seen tLT like that guy did ...depending on what other perceptions that might require me to give up.


    Well this is all subjective so none if it is "factual" per se, but what
    is fact is if enough people agree the guys gets a best supporting actor
    award for his efforts.


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