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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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    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.”

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “Boredom Beats Chaos”

    1. K Says:
      May 17th, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Wasn’t there a movie with the same premise, if not actually the same movie on Netflix well over a year ago?

    2. Jordy Says:
      May 25th, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      sound like kiskes kebbutz