Like grief, the constant sadness starts to feel repetitive, the elusiveness of a happy denouement frustrating. But anything else wouldn’t have been the truth. One More Time is a complex portrait of a man climbing his way out from tragedy while coming to terms with his own vulnerability—a poignant image, especially in a year where we’ve felt the loss of so many of Cave’s fellow immortals.
I do not believe that I have ever seen a more cynical treatment of human grief. This is not Nick Cave’s doing. Let’s be clear on that point: he did not fail in this movie. Rather, Cave has been failed by it — by director Andrew Dominik and by fans desperate for false intimacy with the hero of their college playlists.
Featuring Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur, and amazing Indian artists, Paul Thomas Anderson’s one-of-a-kind documentary is an intimate, eclectic, multi-cultural, multi-musical journey. Prepare to be uplifted.