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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

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    The Politics of John Ford

    By Kyle Smith | February 1, 2018

    He was a complicated man, and tagging him with a political label isn’t easy. But I think I see a break in his thinking linked to his Navy service in WW II, during which he was twice wounded at the Battle of Midway. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “The Politics of John Ford”

    1. Bd1 Says:
      February 1st, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Quentin Tarantino thinks of Ford as no better than the Klan member he played in “The Birth of a Nation.” Ford’s complete excommunication from American culture is probably coming down the road.

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