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RONALD SMITH

RONALD SMITH

Kyle Smith is a columnist and film critic for the New York Post.

“Lush Life,” the forthcoming new novel of New York City from Richard Price, the author of “Clockers” and many a script for “The Wire,” is...

The allegorical content of mass-market genre films is always amusing to consider, and no director of cheesy flicks is more fond of allegory...

Few terms make the professional book reviewer recoil like the term "first novel." Am I to be subjected yet again to carefully measured, climate-controlled, Iowa...

During this season of strenuously given promises for political "change," I find myself  turning to the DVDs of Yes Minister, the 1980-84 BBC sitcom I've...

Yet another Iraq movie started shooting this week. This one is a fictionalized version of the book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s...

Walking away from the Coen Brothers film of No Country for Old Men, you may have a couple of questions. For instance, why is the...

1. Michael Clayton. (90 percent favorable rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes). Billed as a realistic walk through the corridors of power,...

The highly entertaining sci-fi flick I Am Legend stars Will Smith as the last man left in New York City (and maybe on earth) after...

A few select critics and industry types (Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner was among those in attendance, on the arm of his husband, Entertainment...

Your reaction to the film version of Atonement, which opens December 7, may depend on whether you can be shocked twice by the same...

French movies aren't much in vogue with American audiences anymore--the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose, which has earned $10 million here, is the...

Midway through I'm Not There, director Todd Haynes's soon-to-open film fantasia in which Bob Dylan is played by six different actors to signify different phases...