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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    David Bowie’s Last Five Years

    By kyle | January 7, 2018

    Who was he really? It turned out he was as nostalgic as the rest of us toward the end, as an HBO documentary makes clear. More here.

    Topics: Music | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “David Bowie’s Last Five Years”

    1. Jules Brouwer Says:
      January 8th, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      I don’t think this is really an HBO documentary, as I saw it on BBC2 last year. It might have been aired on HBO but that doesn’t really make it an HBO doc. Apologies if I’m wrong.

    2. Kyle Smith Says:
      January 9th, 2018 at 6:31 pm

      it’s on HBO in the USA.

    3. sherm Says:
      January 9th, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      a great look back, showing the humility of the artist. Once and for all it’s clear that Davey Jones was all about packaging and persona and creating his brand. He wholly admits that upfront. No, I’m not criticizing his music or art; I was a fan.