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 // 29 Articles
Columns // 22 Articles
Reviews // 314 Articles
Blogs // 660 Articles
//Features

A Specialist in Dying Arts: An Interview with Steven Wilson | 29 Aug 2017 // 9:35 PM

Steven Wilson talks with PopMatters about a restored love for adventurous pop, the challenges of writing a simple song, and the role of a musician in addressing political tumult.

'OKNOTOK' and the Nostalgic Radiohead | 20 Jun 2017 // 3:15 AM

Radiohead completists already own much of what is on OKNOTOK, but those wanting to experience OK Computer for the first time need look no further than here.

//Columns

Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir | 6 Jun 2017 // 10:00 PM

A noir protagonist usually finds himself encountering a new danger around each corner. A jazz musician, in venturing into the throes of an intricate composition, must also anticipate the unknown.

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.

//Reviews

Human Existence, in One Album: Ólafur Arnalds' 'Eulogy for Evolution' Ten Years Later | 6 Oct 2017 // 2:27 AM

Ólafur Arnalds' stunning debut Eulogy for Evolution, still his masterpiece, remains a gorgeous and disquieting vision of human life.

Bresson and Ray on Money and Its Corruptions in 'They Live by Night' and 'L'argent' | 11 Sep 2017 // 3:30 AM

Nicholas Ray's debut and Robert Bresson's farewell to cinema may be split by decades and operate in different genres, but they come together in examining the fatalistic implications of money changing hands.

//Blogs

And So I Watch You From Afar - "Terrors of Pleasure" (audio) (premiere) | 12 Oct 2017 // 4:00 AM

With "Terrors of Pleasure", Belfast's instrumental adventurists And So I Watch You From Afar put on a dazzling clinic of rhythmic dexterity.

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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