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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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  • Has-Been Hillary

    By Kyle | June 7, 2017

    It’s hilarious that she won’t go away. She’s basically Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense at this point. More here.

    Topics: Politics | 4 Comments »

    Review: “Wonder Woman”

    By Kyle | June 7, 2017

    It has a few nods in the general direction of P.C. but it’s also stealthily right-wing. I liked it a lot. More in a review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Kathy Griffin’s Excuse-Making is Pure Hillary Clinton

    By Kyle | June 7, 2017

    When in trouble, blame misogyny. More in a column.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

    Why Did the New York Times Fire Its Watchdog?

    By Kyle | June 7, 2017

    The answer seems obvious: She was trying to be fair to the Other Side and the left wouldn’t have that. More in a column.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

    Sgt. Pepper Wasn’t the Best Beatles Album of 1967

    By Kyle | June 6, 2017

    Where is the love for “Magical Mystery Tour”? It’s at least as great as Sgt. Pepper. More here.

    Topics: Music | No Comments »

    Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

    By Kyle | June 4, 2017

    I didn’t hate it as much as some, but it’s very much a pile of special effects barely made into a coherent format. More in a review.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    Whatever Happened to “Mattress Girl”?

    By Kyle | June 2, 2017

    She’s still around, it turns out. And she’s degrading herself in the hopes of keeping her 15 minutes going. More here

    Topics: Movies | 16 Comments »

    Why Roger Moore Was the Best Bond

    By Kyle | May 25, 2017

    In which I make the case for 1970s 007. So long, Roger Moore.

    Topics: Movies | 8 Comments »

    Review: “Baywatch”

    By Kyle | May 25, 2017

    Surprisingly, it’s not really a spoof, except intermittently. Big mistake. My review.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

    The Enduring Appeal of Evelyn Waugh

    By Kyle | May 24, 2017

    I was quite pleasantly surprised by the witty and engaging new TV miniseries based on Waugh’s beloved first novel, “Decline and Fall.” Here’s an appreciation of the show and of Waugh’s irascible charm.

    Topics: Movies | No Comments »

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