Little Things, The

Featured In Issue 255, May/June 2021

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In "The Little Things," Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, Los Angeles Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke's cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "Four Shades Of Blue" (HD 09:22) and "A Contrast In Styles" (HD 07:54), upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally using the Panavision Millennium DXL2 and Red Weapon Monstro camera systems and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is superb with a wonderfully natural color palette with nicely saturated hues Colors often pop, but with natural intensity. Fleshtones are accurate throughout. The stylized contrast exhibits excellent lighting effects with bright white levels. Blacks are deep, along with excellent shadow resolution. Resolution is excellent as well. Facial features are nicely defined. Clothing is natural. Object textures enhance the realism of the settings and environments. This is a superb visual experience throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding with engaging sound effects that enhance the mystery. The sound effects add excitement. Atmospherics are realistic sounding and dimensional. The music score provides appropriate support with pop tunes playing in and out, along with an orchestral score that delivers a very deep bass presence. Deep bass in the .1 LFE is in the sub-20 frequencies. Dialogue is intelligible throughout with generally good spatial integration. This is a tension-building soundtrack that sounds great. (Gary Reber)