Brice Ezell
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Assistant Editor

Brice Ezell is Assistant Editor at PopMatters, where he also reviews music, film, and books, which he has done since 2011. He also is the creator of PopMatters' Notes on Celluloid 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 // 18 Articles
Reviews // 266 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

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.

A Call for the Academy to Reconceptualize the Best Original Score Category | 16 Feb 2015 // 9:30 PM

So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.

//Reviews

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.

Every Timeline in 'Project Almanac' Is Plagued With Cliché | 17 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM

There's a kernel of an interesting, emotional idea at the core of Project Almanac, but it's hard to get invested in it due to the overwhelming familiarity of the plot.

//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

'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

// Channel Surfing

"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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