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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 Birth of a Nation”

    By Kyle | October 7, 2016

    One of the year’s best films. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    The Many Misleading Aspects of “13th”

    By Kyle | October 6, 2016

    A look at the mass-incarceration documentary “13th,” and what it gets wrong.

    Topics: Movies | 4 Comments »

    The Hottest Movies at the New York Film Festival

    By Kyle | October 2, 2016

    Several enticing titles this year, including “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” My curtain-raiser.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    The Iran Deal: Worse Than You Thought

    By Kyle | October 2, 2016

    A stunning and sordid new book from the WSJ’s Jay Solomon is the basis of my Sunday column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

    By Kyle | October 1, 2016

    This movie gave me a headache. Here’s why. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Lester Holt Blew It

    By Kyle | September 28, 2016

    It was fair of Holt to ask tough questions of Trump — but not if Trump was the only one on the receiving end of his antagonism. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    How Trump Could Win the Debate

    By Kyle | September 26, 2016

    They’re about style more than substance. And skilled debaters know how to ignore the question and answer a different one. More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Review: “The Lovers and the Despot”

    By Kyle | September 23, 2016

    Audiotapes of Kim Jong-Il whiling away the days with the filmmakers he kidnapped form the basis of strange documentary. My review.

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    Review: “Storks”

    By Kyle | September 23, 2016

    A mild kiddie cartoon about delivering packages and a baby. My review.

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    Review: “The Dressmaker”

    By Kyle | September 23, 2016

    A zero-star review for a Kate Winslet stinkeroo.

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