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 lives in Chicago.

Features // 20 Articles
Columns // 19 Articles
Reviews // 267 Articles
Blogs // 652 Articles
//Features

The Rhythmic Redesign of Porcupine Tree: An Interview with Gavin Harrison | 7 Jun 2015 // 10:02 PM

Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison talks with PopMatters about the long and complex process that went into his creation of the big band album, Cheating the Polygraph.

'The Interview' and Free Speech: A Plausible Alternative | 21 Dec 2014 // 10:00 PM

Sony’s cancellation of the 25 December screening of The Interview may not be the free speech catastrophe that it's being made out to be.

//Columns

Danielewski's 'The Familiar, Vol. 1' Is Too Much, All at Once | 22 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM

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

Jóhann Jóhannsson on Composing as Storytelling | 7 May 2015 // 10:30 PM

PopMatters talks with Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson about his role in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, for which he won a Golden Globe.

//Reviews

The Emotional Depth of 'The Last Five Years' Helps Elevate Its Simple Narrative | 15 Jul 2015 // 3:00 AM

Even when narrative tension is lacking, The Last Five Years benefits from the convincing performances of its lead actors.

Mika: No Place in Heaven | 18 Jun 2015 // 9:20 PM

No Place in Heaven is Mika's most assured and confident set of tunes since his debut, Life in Cartoon Motion.

//Blogs

Coheed and Cambria Set Antonin Scalia's Dissenting 'Obergefell' Opinion to Music (video) | 29 Jun 2015 // 9:00 AM

In light of the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage the law of the land in the US, prog rockers Coheed and Cambria take the words of dissenting justice Antonin Scalia and set it to sweetly played acoustic guitar, to predictably hilarious results.

Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts - "Take Me With You" (video) (Premiere) | 29 Jun 2015 // 6:30 AM

Shot in crisp black and white, "Take Me With You" finds the Michigan rock outfit Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts diving into "ten hours of pizza, beer, and the same song over and over and over again".

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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