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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 Enduring Appeal of “The Godfather”

    By kyle | December 4, 2017

    Why is it that you can’t switch it off once it’s one? I take a crack at explaining.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “The Enduring Appeal of “The Godfather””

    1. Sherm Says:
      December 14th, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Ok now tell me why Shawshank has the same effect?

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