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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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  • Review: “Baywatch”

    By Kyle | May 25, 2017

    Surprisingly, it’s not really a spoof, except intermittently. Big mistake. My review.

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    The Enduring Appeal of Evelyn Waugh

    By Kyle | May 24, 2017

    I was quite pleasantly surprised by the witty and engaging new TV miniseries based on Waugh’s beloved first novel, “Decline and Fall.” Here’s an appreciation of the show and of Waugh’s irascible charm.

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    Mike Pence Is Even Worse Than Trump

    By Kyle | May 17, 2017

    …at least, that is what the Left will start saying if a Pence presidency starts to look like it might happen. More in a column.

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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.

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    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.”

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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