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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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  • My First Week at National Review

    By Kyle | April 14, 2017

    I started at National Review on Monday, April 10, and spent the entire day getting hooked up with software systems. Then I leaped into action with….

    a look at liberal fascism in Dave Eggers’ novel “The Circle,” the movie version of which stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson and is coming in two weeks…..

    an appreciation of Paul McCartney’s great 1989 album, “Flowers in the Dirt” on the occasion of its reissue….

    a review of “The Lost City of Z,” a weird attempt to graft multicultural sensitivity concerns onto cannibalism…

    an explanation why Netflix’s “The Crown” is a glorious defense of Burkina conservatism,

    Topics: Books, Movies, Music, TV | 15 Comments »

    Review: “Five Came Back”

    By Kyle | March 31, 2017

    A superb WW II documentary about Hollywood directors premiering on Netflix today, “Five Came Back” raises some questions: why can’t today’s directors make patriotic films? More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 14 Comments »

    Trump Is Going to Love Alec Baldwin’s New One

    By Kyle | March 31, 2017

    Alec Baldwin humiliates himself in “The Boss Baby,” a film bound to make Trump chortle. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    ScarJo for President

    By Kyle | March 30, 2017

    She’s closing in on 35, and she’s talking about running for office. Why think small, though? She’d be the youngest president. The first woman president. And the first Jewish president. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 5 Comments »

    Moving On

    By Kyle | March 28, 2017

    Not without regret, having had a smashing time here, I’m departing the New York Post. Friday is my last day. Starting April 10, you can find me over at National Review Online, where I’ll be writing about culture and politics for the Rt. Hon. Charles C.W Cooke. The Post has been great to me, but after spending nearly a third of my life here, I’m ready to try something different.

    Topics: Movies, News | 19 Comments »

    “The Anarchist Cookbook” and Remorse v. Regret

    By Kyle | March 27, 2017

    A look at an enthralling documentary by Charlie Siskel tracks down the author of “The Anarchist Cookbook,” a favorite of, among others, the Brink’s cop killers, the Columbine mass murderers and Timothy McVeigh. Does the author have any regrets? Not really.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    How Trump Can Get Back on Track

    By Kyle | March 27, 2017

    He should be able to rack up some victories despite last week’s debacle. My Sunday column.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Don’t Blame Millennials. Blame Their Parents

    By Kyle | March 23, 2017

    Young adults don’t even know how to check the oil or cook dinner, apparently, and are taking classes in these matters. More in a column.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    World Happiness Survey Tells Us Nothing

    By Kyle | March 23, 2017

    Once again, we’re told the Scandies are the world’s happiest people, and once again I take an ax to the claim. New column.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Trump Isn’t a Fascist

    By Kyle | March 20, 2017

    This week the media turned from “Trump’s a fascist” to “Trump can’t even get the simplest stuff done.” The latter is closer to the truth, at least so far. My Sunday column.

    Topics: Politics | 3 Comments »

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