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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  • Release the Louis C.K. Film

    By Kyle | November 13, 2017

    I’ve seen it, and it’s been unfairly maligned. Plus, what is the point of this digital bonfire in which we’re placing C.K.’s previous work? An essay.

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    The Bizarre Feminist Attacks on Taylor Swift

    By Kyle | November 12, 2017

    She won’t say anything about Trump, which is making feminists apoplectic. A column.

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    Louis C.K. Should Apologize

    By Kyle | November 10, 2017

    What he did was terrible, but (I believe) not criminal. He should offer sincere apologies and try to make amends. More thoughts here.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    Review: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

    By Kyle | November 10, 2017

    Liberal critics are going nuts for it. I explain why they’re wrong. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “Murder on the Orient Express”

    By Kyle | November 10, 2017

    Like watching a weird kid rummage through the trunks he found in Grandma’s attic. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    Why the Weak Must Be Crushed

    By Kyle | November 9, 2017

    An urgent plea.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    The Weinstein Intimidation: Hollywood’s Real-Life Thriller

    By Kyle | November 8, 2017

    The spying operation run by Harvey Weinstein to cover up his misdeeds is highly cinematic and reminiscent of Hollywood’s conspiracy thrillers. With one big difference.

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    How Feminism Ditched Marriage and Motherhood for ‘Intersectionality’

    By Kyle | November 7, 2017

    Remember when feminism was primarily concerned with the issues raised by ordinary women — married ones, with children? How did it become obsessed with radical fringe elements? I ponder the question here.

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    Hollywood Bullies Try and Fail to Play Victim

    By Kyle | November 5, 2017

    It didn’t work for Harvey and it didn’t work for Kevin: Liberal men are used to playing victim, but no one is buying it anymore. A column.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    Review: “Thor: Ragnarok”

    By Kyle | October 30, 2017

    Going for full-on comedy is probably wiser than trying to be an epic and failing. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

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