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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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    Other Movies This Holiday Season

    By Kyle | December 21, 2012

    “Amour” is an almost unbearably sad movie, but it’s another superb and uncompromising work from director Michael Haneke. I’d say it’s one of the year’s best movies, as as “Les Miserables” (which I picked as my no. 1 movie of the year) and “The Impossible,” an amazing story about a family caught up in the Boxing Day tsunami that hit Thailand. I listed “The Impossible” as my third-best movie of the year, and I put “Zero Dark Thirty,” which opened Wednesday, at no. 5. I also very much liked David Chase’s “Not Fade Away,” another holiday release.

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