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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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    Tasteless Movie in Senseless World

    By kyle | October 7, 2009

    Even my liberal colleague Lou Lumenick calls the FDR-commissioned USSR propaganda piece “Mission to Moscow” “jaw-dropping.” Now it’ll be available on DVD. Lou has led a noble crusade to get the film more attention for its historical importance. FDR (who is portrayed in godlike fashion, as the Great Man who calls a humble reporter in for some fact-finding about Stalinland) ordered up the movie to get America on board with the idea that Joe Stalin was our buddy, at least until the war was over. So what was Walter Duranty’s excuse? More news on this coming soon, Lou promises.

    Topics: DVD, History, Movies | No Comments »