Just confirm how you got your ticket. | Fresh (11) A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets. "Music. Aites and Ewell interview a few notable contributors to the movement in the course of the feature doc. But to bring it around to the subject which has me coming back to this film and that film-makers too are clearly a bit too enamored with him, Varg Vikernes is totally allowed to be just Varg, unchecked, which is sad considering his paradoxical existence, one that I think is more common than rare. Advertisement Directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell came to the black-metal scene as outsiders, but they gained unprecedented access to some of the key members of Scandinavia’s so-called “Black Circle.” It will not be either of those things to a lot of people - especially those who are all too familiar with the movement - since otherwise it fails to develop a very compelling argument or any argument at all. This fascinating documentary takes a judicious look at the Church-burning hysteria that emerged from the notorious Norwegian black metal scene in the 1990s. Maybe these guys have never had the chance to speak unchallenged on camera before (Varg certainly had no problem speaking on his site), but it just seems irresponsible and for me it is personally irritating to let Varg talk without any restraint from the interviewer, if not challenges on his views, at least there should be some prodding for expansion (though Varg is often a thorough guy; Hellhammer is probably the most guilty of needing provocation to expound). You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Looking for a slightly scary movie to watch this Halloween? Good enough to have kept me awake in its entirety. A morbidly hypnotic yet generally disorganized affair. | Top Critics (8) The movie is not about them though - it's about the extraordinary people and events that make black metal unique, unforgettable, and inevitable. I think I can speak for most in saying that the Black Metal music is pretty horrible. | Rating: 1/4. J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius, Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. All Critics (24) All rights reserved. Self - Burzum This documentary is really about a few members of the Black Metal scene and how they took their extreme views to new heights with the burning of churches. A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. To be fair, you could argue that it stays purposefully true to the pervasive murk of its subject. |, March 11, 2019 That's all fascinating as far as it goes, but to some degree Vikernes is playing his liberal American guests. Don't have an account? An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star. Cinemark Don’t worry, it won’t take long. Coming Soon. Forgot your password? Until the Light Takes Us is an American documentary film about early Norwegian black metal by directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell. Variance Films acquired the theatrical rights to the film in the U.S. and released it in New York City on December 4, 2009. "Until the Light Takes Us" is a grueling and entertaining portrayal of societal misfits who specialized in music and modern art. Was this review helpful to you? They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. | Rating: 2/4 Interviews and news footage explore the rise of black metal music in Norway in the 1990s, including artists who were involved in suicide, murder and arson. |, December 16, 2010 Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome. | Rotten (13). This is black metal as seen through the eyes of ... ‘Lords of Chaos’ Review: This Black Metal Drama Is Fittingly Grim and True, Lords of Chaos Poster Turns Rory Culkin Into a Norwegian Black Metal Maniac. Looking for some great streaming picks? (as Harald 'Demonaz' Nævdal), Self - Emperor The religious portion of the film, which is a decidedly significant portion at that, is probably the most engaging; even if it's merely providing facts and evidence rather than a riveting view-point. The filmmakers moved to Norway, living and filming there for two years. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified.