Eric Hynes

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

Culturebox
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.
Culturebox
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.
Culturebox
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
Culturebox
Feb. 22 2012 12:15 PMHow To Win an Oscar Without Saying a WordEight great silent performances from the sound era.
Movies
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.
Culturebox
March 8 2010 9:36 AMJohnny Depp's Adventures in Gender-BendingSwishy pirates, reclusive bachelors, Victorian dandies, and now a foppish hatter.
Explainer
Dec. 23 2009 9:38 AMTube TiedWhy are syndicated TV shows programmed out of sequence?
Culturebox
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
Explainer
Sept. 29 2009 4:00 PMVoice in the MachineHow GPS voice-over recording works.
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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.