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 // 22 Articles
Columns // 20 Articles
Reviews // 301 Articles
Blogs // 659 Articles
//Features

Opeth's Fake Nikki Sixx: An Interview with Mikael Akerfeldt | 27 Sep 2016 // 8:00 PM

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt opens up about Opeth's 25 year career, the band's new album Sorceress, and his desire to score a Meryl Streep film one day.

No More Bones: An Interview With CHVRCHES | 17 Nov 2015 // 8:00 PM

With Every Open Eye, CHVRCHES vaults the bar set by its debut, The Bones of What You Believe. Multi-instrumentalist Iain Cook speaks with PopMatters to explain just how that happened.

//Columns

David Mamet and Al Pacino's 'China Doll' Rat-a-Tats Without the Tat | 25 Jan 2016 // 8:30 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.

Danielewski's 'The Familiar, Vol. 1' Is Too Much, All at Once | 22 Jul 2015 // 8:30 PM

As a compendium of inventive thought and prose, The Familiar, Vol. 1 succeeds. As a coherent novel, it's impenetrable.

//Reviews

The Working Man's Heist in 'The Asphalt Jungle' | 29 Dec 2016 // 8:45 PM

The heist film finds its genesis in John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle, a top-notch and unglamorous depiction of criminal life in the city.

Moderat: Live | 14 Dec 2016 // 8:25 PM

Serving as the perfect culmination of Moderat's studio LP triptych -- which reached its apex with this year's III -- Live proves that 2016 was Moderat's year.

//Blogs

Clint Mansell - "Faith, Hope, Fear and Falling in Love" (audio) (premiere) | 1 Dec 2016 // 6:01 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 // 3:46 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

Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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