Brice Ezell
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Brice Ezell reviews music, film, and books at PopMatters, and writes Notes on Celluloid, a column which covers the world of film music. His writing also appears in Sea of Tranquility and Glide Magazine (formerly Hidden Track). His short story, "Belle de Jour", was published in 67 Press' inaugural publication The Salmagundi: An Anthology. You can follow his attempts at wit on Twitter and Tumblr if you're so inclined. He is a PhD student in the department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

Features // 26 Articles
Columns // 21 Articles
Reviews // 304 Articles
Blogs // 659 Articles
//Features

There Never Was an Academy Awards Battle Between 'La La Land' and 'Moonlight' | 27 Feb 2017 // 10:00 PM

It's important to recognize storytelling that gives voice to the voiceless. The Oscars, however, are not that important.

'Arrival' and the Lost in Translation | 21 Feb 2017 // 9:30 PM

Arrival reveals how it often takes something totally unexpected -- something alien to us -- to make us realize that we don't always know what we think we know about ourselves.

//Columns

Barack Obama Bio 'Audacity' Is at War With Itself | 17 Jan 2017 // 9:30 PM

Chait's defense of gradualist politics-as-usual undermines the supposedly audacious achievements of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

David Mamet and Al Pacino's 'China Doll' Rat-a-Tats Without the Tat | 25 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM

There's an interesting play somewhere in the thin structure of China Doll, but not even a dutiful performance by Al Pacino can bring it to life.

//Reviews

Sondre Lerche: Pleasure | 11 Apr 2017 // 9:20 PM

Messy in its composition and its emotions, Pleasure finds Sondre Lerche creatively unhinged -- and what fun it is.

Noam Pikelny: Universal Favorite | 10 Apr 2017 // 4:38 AM

Despite being one of the pre-eminent banjo players of the day, Noam Pikelny proves on his fourth solo LP Universal Favorite that even an established musician still has to put himself out there.

//Blogs

Clint Mansell - "Faith, Hope, Fear and Falling in Love" (audio) (premiere) | 1 Dec 2016 // 7:01 AM

Clint Mansell joins an impressive crop of composers with his contribution to the buzz-heavy show Black Mirror.

The Good and Bad of ACL 2016 Weekend Two | 17 Oct 2016 // 4:46 AM

No music festival is perfect, but with its stacked lineup and orderly schedule Austin City Limits Festival 2016 is a success in all the important ways.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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