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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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  • Obama Was a Failure

    By Kyle | January 17, 2017

    In which I review the Obama years without the usual hero-worship. My Sunday column.

    Topics: Movies | 7 Comments »

    ‘Silence’ is a Scorsese Disaster

    By Kyle | January 11, 2017

    Awards season grinds on and no major nominations or awards have come the way of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence.’ More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 8 Comments »

    The Donald Trump Golden Globes

    By Kyle | January 9, 2017

    Hate to repeat myself, but it was a bit of a bore. Even the room seemed to find the anti-Trump jokes lame, though they warmed up for Meryl Streep. My column on the festivities.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Celebrities Bitching About Trump Are Boring

    By Kyle | January 8, 2017

    In my Sunday column, I take a look at celebrities who say dumb things about the president-elect.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    The Defining Golden Globes Moments

    By Kyle | January 6, 2017

    How the ceremony became entertaining after years in the wilderness.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    Dirt-Eating Celebrities Suffer for Their Art

    By Kyle | January 4, 2017

    In my double-length Sunday column, a look at how celebrities trumpet self-punishment for their own strange self-aggrandizement.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    The Best and Worst Movies of 2016

    By Kyle | December 30, 2016

    My colleague Sara Stewart and I offer our lists.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    Farewell, Debbie Reynolds

    By Kyle | December 28, 2016

    A tribute to one of the great stars of the 1950s, who died just a day after her daughter.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    Why Narcissism Is Hot

    By Kyle | December 25, 2016

    Lena Dunham, take a bow. In my Sunday column, a look at how narcissism came to be such a powerful part of our culture.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    The Best Holiday Movies

    By Kyle | December 23, 2016

    …and many are on streaming services. “Bad Santa” et al. A column.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

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