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.

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.
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.
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.
Oct. 20 2010 4:38 PMGreat Writers StealMy Slatearticle on Rajinikanth was lifted by India Today.
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.
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.
March 5 2009 6:34 AMWatchmen FailedThe revolution it was supposed to inspire—comics about ordinary people—never happened.
Aug. 28 2008 12:26 PMHow's Your Edamame, Tex?Takashi Miike puts the Western through the cultural blender.
April 3 2008 5:03 PMWTF, WKW?How Wong Kar-wai lost his way.
Nov. 12 2007 4:03 PMFeel the Sting of My Foam SwordA must-see documentary about LARPing.
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.
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.
Feb. 18 2011 7:08 AMChoose Your Own AdventureHow The Cave of Time taught us to love interactive entertainment.
Dec. 6 2010 7:12 AMThe EndWhy projectionists will soon be no more.
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.
Dec. 30 2009 6:58 AMWorld's Greatest DadAnd nine other great movies you didn't see this year.
Nov. 19 2009 6:02 PMVampires SuckActually, they don't. And that's the problem.
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.
April 30 2009 12:04 PMI Heart WolverineHow a ridiculous Canadian mutant conquered the world.
Nov. 6 2008 2:00 PMJean-Claude Van Damme Made Me CryIn JCVD, the action star delivers a kick-ass monologue.
May 1 2008 6:24 PMiHeroWhy Iron Man is like Steve Jobs.
Feb. 20 2008 2:11 PMOne-Man CountercultureHow Steve Gerber changed comics with Howard the Duck.
Oct. 26 2007 1:00 PMThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective TorturersWhy the Saw movies are perfect for middle managers.




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