Ivory

Friday, September 30 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Ivory’s one of those movies that takes a little while to get into, but once you get into it, it’s clearly a work of love by the director about being a concert pianist. It focuses on two young men, one of whom is a great deal more charismatic than the other, and how they’re competitive with one another and also friends with one another. It’s sort of a bird’s eye view of a world about which I knew nothing, which is competitive classical pianists. It also has the great Martin Landau in it with a brief cameo that makes you want to see more of him. There’s some beautiful photography, but this is a movie that really cried for a little bit more of an editor. I mean, as a writer I know it’s very hard to throw away your own stuff, but somebody should have probably done a little bit of editing here, which would have helped enormously, because while the scenery is beautiful you don’t always need all that scenery. I did sort of like it, especially the next day. Three stars.

 

Joy Meter