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 // 19 Articles
Columns // 18 Articles
Reviews // 261 Articles
Blogs // 592 Articles
//Features

'The Interview' and Free Speech: A Plausible Alternative | 21 Dec 2014 // 9:00 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.

"Music Will Be Your Friend When No One Else Can": An Interview With Mike Farris | 3 Nov 2014 // 8:19 PM

PopMatters caught up with Mike Farris at the 2014 Americana Music Festival. His work places him firmly in the legacy of soul greats like Sam Moore and Otis Redding.

//Columns

Jóhann Jóhannsson on Composing as Storytelling | 7 May 2015 // 9:30 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 // 8:30 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

Hot Chip: Why Make Sense? | 17 May 2015 // 9:30 PM

Why Make Sense? falls a bit short of the high standard set by its predecessor, In Our Heads, but it's still a wryly creative release by a brilliant group.

Jean Pierre Melville's 'La silence de la mer' Is the French Resistance in Microcosm | 13 May 2015 // 8:10 PM

Austere even by Jean-Pierre Melville's later standards, La silence de la mer is a powerful testament to nonviolent resistance.

//Blogs

Starbenders - "Diet Soda" (audio) (Premiere) | 22 May 2015 // 7:30 AM

The B-side to Starbenders' "Powder" 7-inch, "Diet Soda", is an example of the Atlanta band's take on punk.

Gringo Star - "Undone" (audio) (Premiere) | 22 May 2015 // 6:40 AM

Whistles and whimsy make up the newest tune by Atlanta's own Gringo Star, "Undone".

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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