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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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  • “Saturday Night Fever” and What Changing Movie Tastes Tell Us

    By Kyle | May 17, 2017

    When “Saturday Night Fever” was released 40 years ago, children aspired to be adults, and movies reflected that. Today, after a year in which each of the top 13 highest grossing movies was a fantasy, adults aspire to be children, and movies reflect that too. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    Boredom Beats Chaos

    By Kyle | May 17, 2017

    My latest for National Review is a look at a bored family that begins to fall apart after it decides to form a commune, in Thomas Vinterberg’s new film “The Commune.”

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

    By Kyle | May 11, 2017

    I’m a sucker for Camelot stories, and this one is messy but highly watchable. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 9 Comments »

    The Birth of Virtue-Signaling

    By Kyle | May 10, 2017

    We should have seen it coming 50 years ago, when Hollywood ignored two groundbreaking films to announce its liberal bona fides instead. A column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Hollywood’s Next Obsession: Gender-Neutral Acting Awards

    By Kyle | May 9, 2017

    Emma Watson blazes a trail by winning the “best actor” prize at the MTV awards. What next? A column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Her Royal Chelseaness

    By Kyle | May 8, 2017

    My first feature in the print edition of National Review since I joined the staff is a profile of Chelsea Clinton that is now available to non-subscribers.

    Topics: Politics | 4 Comments »

    Trump Isn’t a Nazi. He’s More of a Witch.

    By Kyle | May 8, 2017

    He can cause weight gain, or weight loss. You can blame him for your TV series flopping, or for just about anything, really. More in a column.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Review: “Get Me Roger Stone”

    By Kyle | May 6, 2017

    The veteran political operative Roger Stone — the guy with a Nixon tattoo on his back — gets his due in a documentary that is by turns funny and frightening. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

    By Kyle | May 4, 2017

    The same kind of thing as the first one….which I hated. More here.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Who’s Afraid of Bret Stephens?

    By Kyle | May 4, 2017

    In a column I have a bit of fun with climate alarmists who freaked out over the debut of conservative Bret Stephens’s op-ed column in the Times.

    Topics: Politics | 9 Comments »

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