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.


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Space: The Next Generation
Oct. 19 2014 11:45 PM An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.