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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is a film critic for The New York Post and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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  • Review: “Don’t Breathe”

    By Kyle | August 25, 2016

    A wicked, efficient little thriller. My review.

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    Review: “Hands of Stone”

    By Kyle | August 25, 2016

    Robert De Niro as Roberto Duran’s trainer. I wrote an exceedingly rude review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Review: “Southside with You”

    By Kyle | August 25, 2016

    A fond look at Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama’s first date. If only he had turned out to be this way as a president. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    Review: “The Hollars”

    By Kyle | August 25, 2016

    John Krasinski gets his “Garden State” on with a stale, tepid family dramedy. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Buh-bye, Gawker!

    By Kyle | August 23, 2016

    The demise of Gawker made me recall the bizarre attempt at a hit piece they ran on me nine years ago.

    No, I didn’t call Michael Chabon anti-Semitic. I said a book he wrote that was a barbed spoof of Israel and of ultra-Orthodox Jews was bound to be controversial. Gawker obviously didn’t bother to read the book or even rebut in any way what I wrote about it, instead using my entirely accurate summation of the book as an excuse for an extremely feeble ad hominem attack on me.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Hillary: The Accidental President

    By Kyle | August 22, 2016

    What if we got a landslide president nobody wanted? That appears to be where we’re headed. More in a Sunday column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “Morris From America”

    By Kyle | August 19, 2016

    A charming, low-key indie featuring yet another great performance from one of my favorite comic actors, Craig Robinson. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Review: “War Dogs”

    By Kyle | August 19, 2016

    Satire done badly can be excruciating. And imitation Scorsese can be just as bad. Combining both is Todd Phillips’ “War Dogs.” My review is up.

    Topics: Movies | 5 Comments »

    Ladies of the Internet, Man Up and Ignore the Trolls

    By Kyle | August 16, 2016

    Online abuse happens to everyone who has any public profile whatsoever. Stop whining about it, ladies. More in a column.

    Topics: Tech | 1 Comment »

    What If Pretentiousness Were a Good Thing?

    By Kyle | August 15, 2016

    The case for pretension as a way we learn to be better people, in a Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 2 Comments »

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