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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: “Jackie”

    By Kyle | December 2, 2016

    A look at a grieving Jackie Kennedy gets everything wrong. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    How Trump Borrows From Obama’s Playbook

    By Kyle | November 27, 2016

    President-elect Trump’s behavior toward the media is much like President Obama’s. More in a Sunday column.

    Topics: Politics | 5 Comments »

    Review: “Rules Don’t Apply”

    By Kyle | November 22, 2016

    A delightful return for Warren Beatty, this time as Howard Hughes. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Stop Normalizing Late-Night Comics as Political Commentators

    By Kyle | November 22, 2016

    In which I take yet another swipe at Jon Stewart, et al. These guys know nothing. Why keep consulting them as political commentators when all that interests them is cheap shots? A column.

    Topics: Politics | 3 Comments »

    Review: “Lion”

    By Kyle | November 22, 2016

    This Oscar contender is a bit one-note, but still mostly effective: It’s about a young Indian (played as an adult by Dev Patel) who is effectively orphaned after falling asleep on a train at age 5 and waking up 1000 miles from home. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “Bad Santa 2”

    By Kyle | November 22, 2016

    I wouldn’t actually call it “sluggish” as our headline has it, but this filth-o-rama is very hit-or-miss. This time Kathy Bates is Willie’s mom and we’re in Chicago (though the posters all over NYC have Billy Bob humping the Statue of Liberty for some reason). My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Review: “Allied”

    By Kyle | November 22, 2016

    21st century special effects and considerable glamor, but the story is fairly weak in this WW II thriller about a Canadian spy (Brad Pitt) and a French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) who might be working for the Germans. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Unbunch Your Panties About Trump, Media

    By Kyle | November 20, 2016

    In a special double-length extra Sunday column, I review the media gnashing of teeth about Trump and tell them to grow up a bit.

    Topics: Movies | 10 Comments »

    Hollywood’s Pro-Life Blockbuster

    By Kyle | November 20, 2016

    A Sunday column about my favorite film of the year. (Spoilers included).

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “Manchester by the Sea”

    By Kyle | November 18, 2016

    One of the year’s best, and a leading Oscar contender, especially for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

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