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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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    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 »

    One Response to “The Birth of Virtue-Signaling”

    1. K Says:
      May 21st, 2017 at 1:18 am

      Yes, we are quite aware that for the last 50 years, movie awards have often embraced left messaging over artistic excellence. The question I’d like to see addressed is what strategies are there to reverse the process?