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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: “The Dark Tower”

    By Kyle | August 4, 2017

    Stephen King’s latest big-screen adaptation is a freeway pileup of fantasy gimmicks. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    “Confederate” Is No Reason for a Civil War

    By Kyle | August 3, 2017

    In which I express amazement that people actually think “Confederate,” the alternate-history show that asks “What if the South had won and preserved slavery?” is going to be anything but rigorously anti-racist.

    Topics: Movies | 7 Comments »

    The Feminist Take on ‘Dunkirk’

    By Kyle | August 1, 2017

    A Marie Claire writer thinks “Dunkirk” fails because it isn’t about women or marginalized peoples. Is she correct? A column.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

    By Kyle | July 31, 2017

    A look at Al Gore’s misleading, dissembling new doc. I suspect no one cares any more, but it’s worth showing him up for what he is.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    The New York Times Prints Republican Vulgarity, Doesn’t Print Democratic Vulgarity

    By Kyle | July 31, 2017

    The Times’ decision to print actual swear words last Friday because the person uttering them was Anthony Scaramucci is hard to square with its decision last Wednesday not to print swear words coming from the mouth of a Democratic senator. A column.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    The Canadian Obsession

    By Kyle | July 30, 2017

    Why don’t progs just move to Canada as they keep promising to do? The new profile/tongue bath of Justin Trudeau is the latest instance of liberal obsession with the Great White North.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Democrats, On Journey of Discovery, Seek Contact with “Americans”

    By Kyle | July 26, 2017

    In which I have a bit of fun with the Warren-Pelosi-Schumer mission to reconnect with Real America by sticking to an economic platform. It won’t work.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    Keeping Up with My Columns

    By Kyle | July 26, 2017

    I have my own sub-page at National Review, which is publishing more or less everything I write these days. Updated most weekdays.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Stealth Conservatism in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”

    By Kyle | July 26, 2017

    And you thought I couldn’t write a think piece about a 35-year-old sex comedy.

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    Review: “Dunkirk”

    By Kyle | July 21, 2017

    I thought it was technically brilliant, but lacking somewhat in heart. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

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