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 // 17 Articles
Reviews // 257 Articles
Blogs // 516 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

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.

‘Philosophy Bites Again’ Is a True Philosophical Gourmet | 26 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM

This is a dinner party in book form, although with topics such as torture, group agency, hate speech, and the afterlife, it's not for the absent-minded.

//Reviews

Squarepusher: Damogen Furies | 23 Apr 2015 // 8:05 PM

Even when Damogen Furies starts to become overfamiliar in its spastic rhythmic explorations, Squarepusher finds a way to upset the listener's expectations.

Gavin Harrison: Cheating the Polygraph | 9 Apr 2015 // 8:05 PM

The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.

//Blogs

Arcade Fire's Will Butler Takes to a Black Cab to Play "Madonna" (video) | 4 May 2015 // 11:00 AM

Space is tight in the back of the Black Cab Sessions, but that doesn't stop Will Butler from delivering a spirited version of his tune "Madonna".

Colin Hay - "Mr. Grogan" (video) (Premiere) | 4 May 2015 // 9:10 AM

Watch an exclusive performance and video chat with Colin Hay about his tune "Mr. Grogan", from his recently released LP Next Year People.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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