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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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  • Silicon Valley’s Capitalist Hero

    By Kyle | May 4, 2017

    A column in praise of the hilarious T.J. Miller and his “Silicon Valley” character Erlich Bachman.

    Topics: TV | 1 Comment »

    Vietnam’s Heroes

    By Kyle | May 1, 2017

    Observing the anniversary of the fall of Saigon this week gives us all a teachable moment about the amazing courage shown by Americans and Vietnamese in Saigon as the communists closed in, in April of 1975. A look at the amazing documentary that tells the story.

    Topics: Movies | 7 Comments »

    Dan Rather, the Fake Newsman

    By Kyle | April 28, 2017

    It wasn’t just the Air National Guard memos. Dan Rather has a long history of mangling stories. More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    You May Be Wrong About Billy Joel: He’s Great

    By Kyle | April 28, 2017

    In a column, I take a look at Billy Joel haters: Why does it bother them so much that the man sells out Madison Square Garden?

    Topics: Music | 3 Comments »

    Bill de Blasio’s Pre-K Fantasy

    By Kyle | April 27, 2017

    Pre-pre-K for three-year-olds isn’t going to change outcomes much for New York City kids — and will cost $1.1 billion. Why doesn’t de Blasio work on making the existing education system better serve the kids? More in a column.

    Topics: New York City | 8 Comments »

    Bill Nye, Scientism Guy

    By Kyle | April 26, 2017

    A look at some of the most scarifying moments in Bill Nye’s awful new Netflix series.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    “The Handmaid’s Tale” vs. Trump’s America

    By Kyle | April 25, 2017

    No, the 1985 feminist prophecy has not come to pass, despite what the hacks are saying. A look at the politics of the new Hulu series.

    Topics: TV | 5 Comments »

    HBO’s “Girls” Was Conservative

    By Kyle | April 19, 2017

    That’s the case I’ll be making in my latest column for NRO.

    Topics: TV | 3 Comments »

    Dissing the Flag, Saluting the Flag: One of These Isn’t Political

    By Kyle | April 18, 2017

    In a Monday column, I have a bit of fun with the NBC baseball writer who was miffed that we still honor the flag at ballgames.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    Americans Need to Move Again

    By Kyle | April 17, 2017

    In what turned out to be my last Sunday column at the New York Post, I took a look at Tyler Cowen’s book The Complacent Class and ask: How come Americans used to be able to pick up and move to where the jobs are?

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

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