Coming Attractions,  entertainment,  Film Festivals,  Film Reviews

Jesse Eisenberg is Fast Talking Hustler in The Hummingbird Project

 

You know what they say, it’s not the destination…it’s the people we meet.  Jesse Eisenberg earned an Oscar nod as the fast talking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.  This time he’s another fast talking entrepreneur (Vincent) building a fiber optic line from Kansas to New Jersey attempting to change the speed of data and striking a deal on Wall Street in the world of High Frequency Trading.  Along with his cousin Anton (Alexander Skarsgard), who once worked for a big company run by the ruthless Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), Vincent and Anton hatch a plan and technology to take her down by any means necessary.

Jesse Eisenberg is a master or monologues of dialogue without taking a breath.  It’s effortless and effective which makes Eisenberg fascinating to watch no matter what film he is in.  Salma Hayek is diabolically delicious as Eva Torres, who ironically wears white in every scene except one where she threatens Anton’s life as he sits in a hot tub.  Alexander Skarsgard is like a quiet, tech giant in his portrayal of Anton.  So, it’s hilarious when he get caught by the FBI and makes a run for it through the tennis courts like a child running from their parents trying to make him eat his vegetables.

Kim Nguyen does a great job navigating shooting most of these scenes in the Canadian mountains, but the first half of the film drags just a tad.  It’s only when Anton separates himself from Eva that things get interesting.

The Hummingbird Project is a fascinating tale of what happens when Wall Street becomes entangled in technology for not the progress it will make on the world, but for the greed and ego that money enhances in the process.  Produced by The OrchardThe Hummingbird Project was released on March 15th.

 

I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic-Expert, I am an member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association, African American Film Critics Association, Online Association of Female Film Critics and Alliance of Women Film Journalists. My op-eds or features have been seen in VARIETY, RogerEbert.com, Maltin on Movies, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, NPR, Good Day LA, Turner Classic Movies and KCRW Press Play with Madeline Brand. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live or on Rotten Tomatoes. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: