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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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  • The One Film to Unite New York City

    By Kyle | August 11, 2017

    A New York film that actually defines daily life in the city: Bill Murray’s “Quick Change.” More here.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    More History Erased at Yale

    By Kyle | August 11, 2017

    Yet another ridiculous bit of cleansing the record is going on at Yale, where a musket was covered up on a stone carving. A column.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Al Franken: Still Not Funny

    By Kyle | August 9, 2017

    A look at Al Franken’s woeful Senate memoir confirms it: After all these years, he still isn’t funny. More here.

    Topics: Books | 4 Comments »

    Newark Terrorized by Arrival of Whole Foods

    By Kyle | August 9, 2017

    Remember when “white flight” and denied resources were the bane of the inner city? Now white people are returning and investing. And that’s a problem too.

    Topics: Politics | 7 Comments »

    “Comrade Detective” Takes the Mickey Out of Communism

    By Kyle | August 7, 2017

    Producer-star Channing Tatum has a winner in the Amazon series “Comrade Detective,” which mocks Soviet Bloc propaganda of the 1980s. Played straight like “The Naked Gun.”

    Topics: Comedy | 1 Comment »

    Broadway Race Hysteria: White Guy Not Allowed to Play White Character Cause It’s Racist

    By Kyle | August 4, 2017

    Bizarre doings over at a Broadway show called “The Great Comet” when a star white actor was to replace an unknown black actor in the lead role. Now the show looks like it will have to close since it has no star.

    UPDATE (Aug. 9): The show just posted a closing notice and will shut down on Sept. 3.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “The Dark Tower”

    By Kyle | August 4, 2017

    Stephen King’s latest big-screen adaptation is a freeway pileup of fantasy gimmicks. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    “Confederate” Is No Reason for a Civil War

    By Kyle | August 3, 2017

    In which I express amazement that people actually think “Confederate,” the alternate-history show that asks “What if the South had won and preserved slavery?” is going to be anything but rigorously anti-racist.

    Topics: Movies | 7 Comments »

    The Feminist Take on ‘Dunkirk’

    By Kyle | August 1, 2017

    A Marie Claire writer thinks “Dunkirk” fails because it isn’t about women or marginalized peoples. Is she correct? A column.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

    By Kyle | July 31, 2017

    A look at Al Gore’s misleading, dissembling new doc. I suspect no one cares any more, but it’s worth showing him up for what he is.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

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