One More Time with Feeling

2016

Documentary / Music

159
IMDb Rating 8.3 10 4,249

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Nick Cave as Self
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1.01 GB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
113 min
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
113 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rooee 8 / 10 / 10

Darker with the day

The premiere of 20,000 Days on Earth, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 2014 documentary about musician and author Nick Cave, was preceded by red carpet pizazz, and the irreverent film itself ended – beside the sea – with an optimistic message of boundless hope and creativity. It's these memories that make Andrew Dominik's mesmeric new documentary even sadder. We're used to seeing the elegant, lyrical Cave effortlessly turning horror into romance. But here we see him slouched in a tracksuit top, unsure what to say or do to console his grieving wife, who clutches a painting that their son, Arthur, drew when he was five. Our knowledge of the fate of Arthur Cave, who fell to his death last year aged 15, is assumed and it looms over the film like a literal shadow. Shot almost entirely in monochrome, the mood is mournful throughout, punctuated by the briefest levity, usually between Cave and Warren Ellis, his long-time collaborator. The film makes few narrative concessions. There's no dramatic moment when the bad news comes through. No crash zooms on crying faces. Early on, Cave reflects on something Ellis has said: that past, present and future exist all at once. And this is how it feels in the final edit, as we never know which footage (if any) is from before the tragedy and which came after. We are given no names in subtitles and the context is barely explained. It's not informative in the typical sense. This isn't a criticism but a fact. Rather than a charting of specific events, One More Time With Feeling is a document of mood and emotion. Punctuating this texture are studio recordings. The tracks from The Bad Seeds' new LP, Skeleton Tree, released the day after this one- off cinematic event, are universally downbeat: looping, suffocating, darkly ambient swirls and tragic piano descents. More than ever, the lyrics are aching and sometimes abstract. Cave is the master of effective verbal repetition; and, as he mentions at one point, no line is wasted. Dominik lets four or five tracks play out in full while his camera prowls the moody studio darkness. His direction is tasteful, atmospheric, and sensitive. And necessarily so, because the feelings are raw. Cave talks unbearably movingly about the impossibility of softening his grief with lyrics. (I was reminded of Theodor Adorno's comment about how there can be no poetry after Auschwitz.) He's also coming to terms with the fact that the trauma cannot be escaped, such is its "elastic" grasp, always pulling the bereaved back. However eloquently Cave has sung or spoken about death and loss in the past, the situation here is obviously something profound and unique, and the aftermath is a maze of indefinable despair, beyond the best poet. Watch with caution, for this is a difficult documentary which is not designed to console or comfort. It exists to draw you unsentimentally into the sombre rhythm of grief. Yet the fact that a perfectly calibrated and deeply moving work of art could come out of such a moment in an artist's life does, on some level, leave us with a kind of hope.

Reviewed by fuzzy_bat 10 / 10 / 10

Sadly... not a disappointment.

I'm sure the reviews for this film will vary depending on how one expects to view films in contrast to how one views life and that marriage between the two finds a rare audience - however, what is amazing about this film is also what is heart wrenching / bordering on horrific - the back story. The cinema for many is the "first in line" method of entertainment. yes, you could be a 'fan' of the actor/actress/artist but when you go to the movies, you expect to be entertained or perhaps 'enlightened'. This film however in my over 50 years on this planet, does not fall into that category. In fact, this film is, if not one of a kind, falls in the handful of those that are. This comes as a connoisseur of films together with being a musician, fan, promoter and DJ who spun many a Nick Cave song and still does. This film is harrowing. I almost in some form, put this up there with "Saving Private Ryan" for those who have been a part of Nick's music for decades while adding exponentially the weight of also having children and being an artist. When I watched this film debut in Sacramento a few weeks back, I knew the score. I read the stories of his son's death and I read the stories of his thoughts during the filming of this movie... how some parts were edited out due to their nature.... I feel leaving those in would of resulted in actually needing grief counselors in the isles ala "Saving Private Ryan"... This film is NOT something you take a date to. Not something a 'Nick Cave Fan' would go see. You will be intrigued but slightly disappointed thinking you were supposed to see a film about being entertained. You will feel uncomfortable in thinking "Am I missing something?" (you are)... You may even fall asleep... This film is not for you which explains it's limited release. This film was SUPPOSED to be an upbeat (in Nick Cave Fashion) documentary about the making of his latest album. It's turned into something much more than that. Something haunting... Something phantasmic... Something horrifying... Something beautiful... As an artist, you can be faced with image or substance. I choose substance. Apparently Nick did too. Therapeutic? Perhaps... Life? And death...

Reviewed by heinicke-137-125389 10 / 10 / 10

Depressingly beautiful

3D is used here as an art form, a new experience for me. Also the black and white really adds to the vibe. We get to grieve with Nick about his son Arthur's death. We see him not as a rock star but as a human being dealing with loss. The songs used from his 16th album Skeleton Tree were just amazing. It feels like we're there in the recording studio with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Like we are a part of the music, and its brilliant. I saw it in a packed cinema and everyone sat glued to their seats when the credits start rolling. It's that good. Go see it in 3D while you still can. It will change you forever.

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