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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 Dog That Didn’t Bark

    By Kyle | June 13, 2017

    Surprisingly, there was little Trump-bashing at the Tony Awards Sunday night — the same day Delta announced it was no longer going to sponsor the Trumped-up Julius Caesar production. Coincidence? Maybe not.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    What Bob Dylan Does Isn’t Literature

    By Kyle | June 13, 2017

    Dylan finally released his Nobel lecture. I think he’s tacitly acknowledging that though his work is informed by the literary tradition, it’s adjacent to it, not part of it. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    There’s No Middle Ground on Terrorism

    By Kyle | June 13, 2017

    Bill de Blasio backed off his support of terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera. Too little, too late. More here.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Orange Julius

    By Kyle | June 13, 2017

    Shakespeare in the Park is having a Donald Trump lookalike play Julius Caesar. Dumb idea. More here.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Review: “The Mummy”

    By Kyle | June 8, 2017

    Enjoyable silliness. My review is up.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Review: “War Machine”

    By Kyle | June 7, 2017

    Brad Pitt’s big Netflix movie is a satirical take on the misadventures of Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan. And it’s a total disaster. More in my review.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    Review: “Wonder Woman”

    By Kyle | June 7, 2017

    It has a few nods in the general direction of P.C. but it’s also stealthily right-wing. I liked it a lot. More in a review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

    By Kyle | June 4, 2017

    I didn’t hate it as much as some, but it’s very much a pile of special effects barely made into a coherent format. More in a review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Whatever Happened to “Mattress Girl”?

    By Kyle | June 2, 2017

    She’s still around, it turns out. And she’s degrading herself in the hopes of keeping her 15 minutes going. More here

    Topics: Movies | 15 Comments »

    Why Roger Moore Was the Best Bond

    By Kyle | May 25, 2017

    In which I make the case for 1970s 007. So long, Roger Moore.

    Topics: Movies | 8 Comments »

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