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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is a film critic for The New York Post 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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  • Review: “Nocturnal Animals”

    By Kyle | November 18, 2016

    Captivating Tom Ford movie. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    Beatty and Bening Could Both Win Oscars

    By Kyle | November 18, 2016

    I tend to think neither of them will win, but it could happen. Certainly I think Warren Beatty will get nominated for playing Howard Hughes in “Rules Don’t Apply” and his wife Annette Bening will be nominated for playing a groovy Santa Barbara mom in “20th Century Women.” A column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” Is a Gay-Liberation Epic

    By Kyle | November 18, 2016

    I’m getting the usual, “Smith is reading too much into an innocent kids’ movie” comments about this one but “Fantastic Beasts” is very obviously a movie about closeted gays. A column.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    Trump’s Tough Talk and His New Job

    By Kyle | November 14, 2016

    Trump should put aside the divisive rhetoric now that he is the president-elect, I argue in my Sunday column, but making our enemies abroad fear us isn’t a bad idea.

    Topics: Politics | 2 Comments »

    Review: “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

    By Kyle | November 11, 2016

    America-hating rubbish filtered through the Iraq War. They made half a dozen of these films in 2007-2010, and they all flopped. This one will too. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    Trump Is Pure Punk

    By Kyle | November 9, 2016

    Donny Rotten has won by breaking all the rules. My column.

    Topics: Politics | 4 Comments »

    “Moonlight” and “Atlanta”

    By Kyle | November 7, 2016

    Watching the cliches pile up in the movie “Moonlight” — at times, it’s a bit like an Afterschool Special — left me a bit cold to it, though it’s a good movie that through no fault of its own is being acclaimed as a masterpiece. The FX series “Atlanta,” which takes place in a similar milieu, is genuinely interesting, thought. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 7 Comments »

    Review: “Hacksaw Ridge”

    By Kyle | November 3, 2016

    Mel Gibson is back! With a strong effort set on WW II Okinawa, where a conscientious objector brilliantly played by Andrew Garfield saves 75 men. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 9 Comments »

    Review: “Trolls”

    By Kyle | November 3, 2016

    Merchandising-based cartoon is mostly insufferable. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    “Whitewashing” and Tilda Swinton

    By Kyle | November 2, 2016

    In today’s column I ask everyone who is upset that Tilda Swinton is playing a character originally conceived as an old Asian man in “Doctor Strange” whether they’re similarly riled up about James Bond’s Miss Moneypenny being played by a black woman.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

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