Eric Hynes

Eric Hynes is a New York-based journalist and film critic.

Sept. 26 2013 6:55 PMMetallica: Through the NeverThe band’s new concert/adventure film really could have used more zombie policemen and perforated lasers.
July 18 2012 2:14 PMThat's DarkFrom The Dark Knight to Mountain Dew Dark Berry to Woolite Extra Dark Care: How darkness took over our culture.
Feb. 14 2012 7:00 AMWe’re Living in a Golden Age of Documentary FilmmakingBut you’d never know it from watching the Oscars.
Brow Beat
Nov. 1 2011 6:05 PM

The 15 Greatest U2 Songs: A Highly Subjective List

The Completist
Oct. 31 2011 7:01 AMRanking U2's AlbumsBest to worst.
Summer Movies
Aug. 19 2010 9:59 AMThe Universal TranslatorHow Hollywood represents foreign speech: a video slide show.
The Oscars
March 3 2010 11:51 AMLook at Me, I'm Acting Here!12 high-wire performances that pandered to the academy but didn't even get a nomination.
Brow Beat
Dec. 22 2009 10:48 AMThe Critic-Proof Films of 2009
Brow Beat
Dec. 1 2009 5:53 PMWhy is "The Blind Side" So Popular?
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2009 4:01 PMOprah's "Aha Moment"
Brow Beat
Nov. 9 2009 11:50 AMGoogle 2012 Profiteers
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2009 10:28 AMLet's Roll
Summer Movies
Sept. 29 2009 3:48 PMThe Universal Translator
Brow Beat
Jan. 10 2013 1:02 PMThe Academy Still Loves Newsy Documentaries
Feb. 22 2012 12:15 PMHow To Win an Oscar Without Saying a WordEight great silent performances from the sound era.
Nov. 30 2011 2:07 PMWe’re Going To Need More PopcornInside China’s quickly multiplying multiplexes.
The Completist
Oct. 31 2011 7:02 AMThe U2 ParadoxNever has a band been more mockable, never has a band been more successful.
The Oscars
Feb. 24 2011 7:08 AMI'd Like To Thank My Co-StarCelebrating the quiet performances that make loud, Oscar-winning ones possible.
March 8 2010 9:36 AMJohnny Depp's Adventures in Gender-BendingSwishy pirates, reclusive bachelors, Victorian dandies, and now a foppish hatter.
Dec. 23 2009 9:38 AMTube TiedWhy are syndicated TV shows programmed out of sequence?
Dec. 17 2009 5:51 PMWhy Did It Take 12 Years To Make Avatar?James Cameron, George Lucas, Sylvester Stallone, and other directors who took a really longtime between movies.
Brow Beat
Nov. 25 2009 3:10 PMJohn Hillcoat’s Adaptation of "The Road" Is Too Faithful
Brow Beat
Nov. 13 2009 10:22 AMThe True, Considerably Less Rocking Story Behind "Pirate Radio"
Brow Beat
Oct. 27 2009 12:10 PMIn Praise of the Fox Movie Channel
Sept. 29 2009 4:00 PMVoice in the MachineHow GPS voice-over recording works.



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:58 AM Does this Colorado Poll Show Latino Voters Bailing on the 2014 Election?
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Vault
Sept. 18 2014 9:57 AM "The Sun Never Sets Upon the British Empire," Explained in GIF by an Old Children's Toy
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AM The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?