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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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  • Great TV Is Stressing Me Out

    By Kyle | February 5, 2015

    In the Post, I write about my TV anxiety: I’m behind on all the shows I watch. Help. More here.

    Topics: TV | 1 Comment »

    The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Commercials

    By Kyle | October 16, 2014

    Brett Favre, Charles Barkley, Shannen Doherty….who’d I leave out? More in my new listicle.

    Topics: TV | 1 Comment »

    “Free to Be” vs. Men

    By Kyle | March 10, 2014

    In my Sunday column, a look at Marlo Thomas (the Gavrilo Princip of the War on Masculinity) and the beginning of the effort to feminize everything: “Free to Be…You and Me.”

    Topics: TV | 11 Comments »

    The Girly Globes

    By Kyle | January 13, 2014

    My takedown of last night’s estrogen fest, NBC’s broadcast of The Golden Globes, is trending at The Post’s site.

    Topics: Movies, TV | 37 Comments »

    The Genius of “Veep”

    By Kyle | April 21, 2013

    I’m a big fan of “Veep,” which just started its second season and tells you everything you need to know about why you should distrust government. More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: TV | 12 Comments »

    The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

    By Kyle | February 15, 2013

    I’m a couple episodes behind on “Downton,” so I scrupulously avoid reading anything about it, but obviously not least among its pleasures is its conservatism. (Julian Fellowes is a Tory peer of the realm.) This Forbes headline caught my eye (though I can’t read the piece yet).

    Topics: TV | 33 Comments »

    Review: “House of Cards”

    By Kyle | January 31, 2013

    More like “House of Morons.” Kevin Spacey is a new Machiavelli of D.C. in a David Fincher-directed series for Netflix. My review is up.

    Topics: TV | 23 Comments »

    Review: “The Americans”

    By Kyle | January 28, 2013

    Keri Russell plays a Soviet mole hiding out in the Washington, D.C. suburbs in 1981 in the new FX show “The Americans.” I couldn’t decide if it was suitably laughable or maybe not quite laughable enough. My review is up.

    Topics: TV | 4 Comments »

    Maggie Simpson Returns to the Ayn Rand School for Tots

    By Kyle | July 10, 2012

    A five-minute, dialogue-less 3D short featuring The Simpsons precedes Friday’s release “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” Maggie is the star, getting dropped off at the infamous daycare program that divides students into the gifted and the “nothing special.” She endures a psychotic security check (“Your freedom assured by our probing” reads a placard), does ferocious battle with the unibrowed rival baby and encounters some Raggedy Ayn Rand dolls. James L. Brooks shares a writing credit on the short; who says he can’t deliver a hit film anymore?

    Topics: TV | 4 Comments »

    “The Newsroom” Debuts

    By Kyle | June 24, 2012

    In my Sunday column, a look at Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show “The Newsroom.” Yes, I devote a lot of space to destroying one of his contentions, but I could have gone on in the same way for thousands of words. (Jonah Goldberg’s “The Tyranny of Cliches,” for instance, has already debunked a lot of this stuff.) Alas, the Post is not going to print a special supplement for my views on Aaron Sorkin.

    Topics: Comedy, TV | 2 Comments »

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