Kyle Smith

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Kyle Smith is the movie critic for the New York Post, a novelist, and essayist. A writer in Entertainment Weekly described Smith’s film-reviewing style as “an exercise in hilarious hostility.” He has been dubbed “America’s most cantankerous film critic” by The Atlantic magazine.

In this episode of In Conversation, Kyle and Rob discuss being conservatives in a liberal business, the new Star Wars sequel, the problem with Stephen Colbert, and more.

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There are 8 comments.

  1. Steven Potter Thatcher

    Do I need to be concerned with any spoilers about the Star Wars sequel? Need to know if I should wait to listen to it.

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    • December 23, 2015, at 1:34 PM PDT
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  2. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    Steven Potter:Do I need to be concerned with any spoilers about the Star Wars sequel? Need to know if I should wait to listen to it.

    Good question! There are no spoilers in this podcast.

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    • December 23, 2015, at 1:36 PM PDT
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  3. Dave Sussman Contributor

    The Hateful Eights awful review couldn’t happen to a nicer director.

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    • December 23, 2015, at 2:05 PM PDT
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  4. Aloha Johnny Inactive

    Is this in the feed? Could not find it.

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    • December 23, 2015, at 10:40 PM PDT
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  5. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    The In Conversation series is not in the super feed. We will post instructions on how to get these podcast into iTunes in the next 24 hours.

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    • December 23, 2015, at 11:32 PM PDT
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  6. PJS Thatcher
    PJS

    Blue Yeti:The In Conversation series is not in the super feed. We will post instructions on how to get these podcast into iTunes in the next 24 hours.

    In the meantime, you can just click the download button, save it to your computer and move it into your special Ricochet playlist.

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    • December 24, 2015, at 6:55 AM PDT
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  7. Milt Rosenberg Contributor

    De gustibus,etc. I have never seen a Star Wars film since the first one so many years ago. In fact I only saw the first half of that one and then walked out, propelled by boredom and annoyance. Cowboys and Indians in “space?” Let others find metaphorical meaning, extension of the medium through regression or “brilliant evocation of eternal myth.” It never matched the Flash Gordon serial of my childhood and the redoubtable, two-dimensionable mastery of Buster Crabbe!!

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    • December 24, 2015, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  8. Allan Rutter Member

    Very entertaining! Very iconoclastic tastes in best movies.

    I think Warner Brothers cartoons are lost on younger kids, and are best appreciated in high school and college, for the wordplay, cultural allusions, satire, anarchy, visual style, and appreciation for the influence of the writer and director. As an Austin resident in my youth (and before the ubiquity of videos and DVDs), I watched a lot of cheap movies screened on the UT campus as part of the Texas Union student programs, and cartoons were a big part of the rotation. We learned to appreciate Tex Avery, Robert Clampett and Chuck Jones and all their great characters. My parents grew up seeing them in theaters, and were amused that we would go to the movies to see nothing but cartoons.

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    • December 29, 2015, at 7:25 PM PDT
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