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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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  • How Trump Could Win the Debate

    By Kyle | September 26, 2016

    They’re about style more than substance. And skilled debaters know how to ignore the question and answer a different one. More in my Sunday column.

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    Review: “The Lovers and the Despot”

    By Kyle | September 23, 2016

    Audiotapes of Kim Jong-Il whiling away the days with the filmmakers he kidnapped form the basis of strange documentary. My review.

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    Review: “Storks”

    By Kyle | September 23, 2016

    A mild kiddie cartoon about delivering packages and a baby. My review.

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    Review: “The Dressmaker”

    By Kyle | September 23, 2016

    A zero-star review for a Kate Winslet stinkeroo.

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    Why the OscarsSoWhite Controversy Was Overplayed

    By Kyle | September 19, 2016

    Lots of highly acclaimed films about black life have just become Oscar contenders, proving that last year’s social-media protests were short-sighted. My Sunday column.

    Topics: Movies | 9 Comments »

    Review: “Snowden”

    By Kyle | September 15, 2016

    I preferred Oliver Stone when he was loony. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “Operation Avalanche”

    By Kyle | September 15, 2016

    A mockumentary about faking the moon landing. Not terrible. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Is Trump Mass-Hypnotizing Us?

    By Kyle | September 12, 2016

    In which I unpack the dark art of “persuasion” as cited by Scott Adams and the guru on the subject, Robert Cialdini. More in a Sunday column.

    Topics: Movies | 4 Comments »

    Review: “Other People”

    By Kyle | September 9, 2016

    A Sundance dramedy that works. My review.

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    Review: “Ithaca”

    By Kyle | September 9, 2016

    Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are together again. My review.

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