About Me

Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion 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: “Black Panther”

    By Kyle Smith | February 15, 2018

    The audience will probably miss the point, but it’s an anti-radical film. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    Happiness and Man at Yale

    By Kyle Smith | February 14, 2018

    The most popular course ever taught at Yale is a lecture on happiness. Why are today’s students so stressed out that they’re making this “cry for help”? More here.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

    So Long, Huck Finn and Atticus Finch

    By Kyle Smith | February 14, 2018

    A look at the increasingly loud calls to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Huckleberry Finn” from schools and libraries.

    Topics: Books | 2 Comments »

    Good Riddance to the Temple of the Hacks

    By Kyle Smith | February 12, 2018

    The Newseum is dying, and how could it not? Journalism deserves dunking tanks, not monuments to its awesomeness. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Paul Simon’s Final Tour

    By Kyle Smith | February 11, 2018

    As he announces the “Homeward Bound” concert series, a tribute to Paul Simon’s greatness.

    Topics: Music | 1 Comment »

    Review: “15:17 to Paris”

    By Kyle Smith | February 10, 2018

    A big mistake by Clint Eastwood in filming the story of the heroes who stopped an Islamist fanatic in his (train) tracks.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    The Feminist Revenge Movement

    By Kyle Smith | February 6, 2018

    New column on the burn-it-down impulse among prog women.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    The Male Backlash Against #MeToo

    By Kyle Smith | February 4, 2018

    A column in the Sunday Post about unexpected workplace consequences that have resulted from the new climate of fear.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

    The Politics of John Ford

    By Kyle Smith | February 1, 2018

    He was a complicated man, and tagging him with a political label isn’t easy. But I think I see a break in his thinking linked to his Navy service in WW II, during which he was twice wounded at the Battle of Midway. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    50 Shades of PC

    By Kyle Smith | February 1, 2018

    Tie me up! Whip me! It’s a female empowerment tale, naturally. More here.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

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