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.



The Slatest

Ben Bradlee Dead at 93

The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.

This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I’m 25. I Have $250.03. My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Free Speech

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 3:13 PM Why Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Oct. 21 2014 5:38 PM Justified Paranoia Citizenfour offers a look into the mind of Edward Snowden.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.