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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: “Free State of Jones”

    By Kyle | June 24, 2016

    Interesting take on the Civil War that doesn’t line up neatly with any ideology. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »


    By Kyle | June 21, 2016

    The Orlando, San Bernardino and Ft. Hood attacks all came with warnings about jihadists who intended harm. We ignored the warnings because of fear of being labeled Islamophobic. More in a column.

    Topics: News | 29 Comments »

    Review: “Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)”

    By Kyle | June 21, 2016

    What we would call a gang bang, the French apparently call a bang gang. This is a harrowing look at the mind-numbing possibilities of meaningless teen sex. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Review: “Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made”

    By Kyle | June 21, 2016

    I beg to differ with the idea that the kids who made a shot-by-shot remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” spent their time wisely. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    The Intimidation Game

    By Kyle | June 20, 2016

    A wide-ranging and well-coordinated effort by the left and the administrative state it rules is clamping down on speech by skeptics. A look at Kimberley Strassel’s jarring book in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Movies | 5 Comments »

    De Blasio and the Tale of Two Cities

    By Kyle | June 12, 2016

    We are a divided city all right. Divided by De Blasio. More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: New York City | 3 Comments »

    Review: “De Palma”

    By Kyle | June 10, 2016

    A documentary on Brian De Palma is the best movie I’ve seen all spring. My four-star review.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    Review: “Warcraft”

    By Kyle | June 10, 2016

    David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones takes a disappointing turn with his venture into blockbuster territory. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Sandersistas Are Keeping It Fun

    By Kyle | June 6, 2016

    The headline on this Sunday column is a bit misleading but here’s how Team B.S. hopes to keep shaking things up right through to the Democratic convention — which is taking on 1968 overtones.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

    Lunacy at Northwestern

    By Kyle | June 3, 2016

    Faculty and grad students managed to quash an administrative appointment of a retired Army general — for being too pro-American. A column.

    Topics: Campus | 1 Comment »

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