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 // 596 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

Axwell /\ Ingrosso Move on From the End of Swedish House Mafia to Festival Glory (video) | 26 May 2015 // 6:45 AM

Swedish House Mafia may have unplugged the turntables back in 2013, but members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso haven't stopped raising the roof at festivals worldwide, as these recent video performances from Coachella and Ultra attest.

Svoy - "Waiting for You" (audio) (Premiere) | 26 May 2015 // 6:00 AM

Metallic electronica drums meet dark symphonic composition in the sixth movement of New York City-by-way-of-Russia musician Svoy's Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

// Sound Affects

"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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