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 // 270 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

Elbow: Lost Worker Bee EP | 24 Aug 2015 // 9:15 PM

Lost Worker Bee can't help but feel like something of a stopgap, but it shows flashes of Elbow's brilliance.

Night Beds: Ivywild | 2 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

Ivywild is an intoxicating, stunning purge of emotion whose only fault is that it runs a little long.

//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

Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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