Grady Hendrix
Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix is one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival and he writes about pop culture on his blog.

Culturebox
Feb. 29 2012 2:13 PMThe Most Popular Chinese Movie of All TimeIt’s a Western. It’s a comedy. It’s a critique of corruption. It’s a send-up of the Chinese movie industry. It’s going to confuse the hell out of Americans.
Movies
Dec. 13 2011 6:38 AMKiller Clowns, Tough Old Nuns, and a Really Randy MessiahTen movies you didn’t see in 2011, but should have.
Culturebox
June 22 2011 11:07 AMWriting Young-Adult FictionIt's better than going to the prom.
The Oscars
Jan. 24 2011 1:19 PMTetsuya NakashimaWhy the darkest and most intense director working today will never win an Oscar.
Culturebox
Oct. 20 2010 4:38 PMGreat Writers StealMy Slatearticle on Rajinikanth was lifted by India Today.
Recycled
June 15 2010 2:47 PMThe State of the NinjaPop-culture cliché or poised for a comeback?
The Oscars
March 3 2010 12:28 PMLucky BasterdsTarantino will win best picture, if history can be believed.
A Fine Whine
Dec. 1 2009 12:15 PMBoxed InGiving someone a TV series on DVD is like giving them a life sentence.
Movies
Oct. 22 2009 2:42 PMJaa RulesBow down before the awesomeness of Tony Jaa in Ong Bak 2.
Dvd extras
Nov. 2 2009 10:35 AMKing of PainMasaki Kobayashi's The Human Condition will crush you.
Summer Movies
July 6 2009 7:01 AMThe Blockbusters of ChinaChinese people watch good movies in which people shoot one another with crossbows, not the miserable art-house fare that gets exported.
Culturebox
March 5 2009 6:34 AMWatchmen FailedThe revolution it was supposed to inspire—comics about ordinary people—never happened.
Movies
Aug. 28 2008 12:26 PMHow's Your Edamame, Tex?Takashi Miike puts the Western through the cultural blender.
Assessment
April 3 2008 5:03 PMWTF, WKW?How Wong Kar-wai lost his way.
Television
Nov. 12 2007 4:03 PMFeel the Sting of My Foam SwordA must-see documentary about LARPing.
Movies
Jan. 18 2012 5:47 PMBleak BlockbustersKorean directors are making dark, cynical films about the war with the North—and audiences can’t get enough of them.
Culturebox
Oct. 27 2011 7:23 AMClose Your Ears!
The new radio horror proves that listening to a gory scene can be more terrifying than watching it.
Culturebox
Feb. 18 2011 7:08 AMChoose Your Own AdventureHow The Cave of Time taught us to love interactive entertainment.
Movies
Dec. 6 2010 7:12 AMThe EndWhy projectionists will soon be no more.
Movies
Sept. 27 2010 10:08 AMSUPERSTAR Rajinikanth!The biggest movie star you've probably never heard of.
Summer Movies
June 10 2010 10:33 AMThe Genius of Jackie ChanHe's a cinematic artist on par with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
Movies
Dec. 30 2009 6:58 AMWorld's Greatest DadAnd nine other great movies you didn't see this year.
Recycled
Nov. 19 2009 6:02 PMVampires SuckActually, they don't. And that's the problem.
Recycled
Sept. 25 2009 1:59 PMGiant SquidDon't mess with them.
A Fine Whine
July 28 2009 1:03 PMVampires SuckActually, they don't. And that's the problem.
Culturebox
April 30 2009 12:04 PMI Heart WolverineHow a ridiculous Canadian mutant conquered the world.
Movies
Nov. 6 2008 2:00 PMJean-Claude Van Damme Made Me CryIn JCVD, the action star delivers a kick-ass monologue.
Culturebox
May 1 2008 6:24 PMiHeroWhy Iron Man is like Steve Jobs.
Obit
Feb. 20 2008 2:11 PMOne-Man CountercultureHow Steve Gerber changed comics with Howard the Duck.
Culturebox
Oct. 26 2007 1:00 PMThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective TorturersWhy the Saw movies are perfect for middle managers.

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