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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. Find an alphabetical listing of The New York Post's recent film reviews here.

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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    “Free to Be” vs. Men

    Monday, March 10th, 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.”

    The Girly Globes

    Monday, January 13th, 2014

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

    The Genius of “Veep”

    Sunday, April 21st, 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.

    The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

    Friday, February 15th, 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).

    Review: “House of Cards”

    Thursday, January 31st, 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.

    Review: “The Americans”

    Monday, January 28th, 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.

    Maggie Simpson Returns to the Ayn Rand School for Tots

    Tuesday, July 10th, 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 [...]

    “The Newsroom” Debuts

    Sunday, June 24th, 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 [...]

    Aaron Sorkin and the Ideological Turing Test

    Friday, June 22nd, 2012

    Jake Tapper does an admirable job dismantling Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom.” I have written a piece that makes similar points that will run soon. Sorkin embedded himself with Keith Olbermann while creating the show, but he would have been wiser to embed himself with Rush Limbaugh (not that any conservative would be likely to welcome [...]


    Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

    Asked why he blew off a “Family Guy” script meeting, Seth MacFarlane (couldn’t he behave a bit better, at least temporarily, while a reporter was tailing him?) first told The New Yorker it was “because I don’t get vacations” (I wonder if the legendary fact-checking squad assessed that fact) and once worked for “fifteen months, [...]

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