Brice Ezell
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Brice Ezell reviews music, film, and books as 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 // 299 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 Coen Brothers' 'Blood Simple' Beginnings | 24 Oct 2016 // 8:45 PM

Don't let the word "simple" in the title fool you: even with their debut feature, the Coen Brothers were already refining their idiosyncratic calling cards.

Touché Amoré: Stage Four | 23 Sep 2016 // 2:24 AM

Touché Amoré's fourth album is its most confessional to date, and arguably its most powerful.

//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

"Rock Never Dies" Takes Shots at Celebrity Culture In a Surprisingly Effective Episode

// Channel Surfing

"Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.

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