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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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    The New New Republic

    Monday, February 4th, 2013

    The reworked New Republic has much to commend it, in my view, having brought back Michael Kinsley and Michael Lewis. There’s a good piece by David Thomson as well. Kinsley’s reflections on TNR (which I used to read with great attention when I was a centrist Democrat in the late 80s and early 90s) are [...]

    Time Bomb

    Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

    This response from the Paris bureau chief of Time magazine to the apparent Islamist terror-bombing of a French magazine that mocked Islamism really must be read. I can hardly believe Time would run this. The gist is that anyone who provokes someone known to react violently to rhetoric and satire should instead keep his yap [...]

    Valley of the Trolls

    Monday, September 12th, 2011

    Superb piece of writing from The Atlantic’s James Parker after he set himself the onerous task of watching TMZ:
    I saw, first of all, an office. This is the interior portion of the TMZ show: cubicles, sallow light, layers of human sourness in the carpet-crackle. Like all offices, it reminds one of The Office (U.K. version), [...]

    Claremont Review of Books Turns Ten

    Saturday, May 7th, 2011

    A formidable publication from the right wing of the left coast, the Claremont Review of Books has proven to be an essential conservative journal that regularly features some of the most eminent writers in the movement. Congratulations on their tenth anniversary double issue. A mission statement from 2002:
    The mission of the Claremont Review of Books [...]

    Brits Don’t Floss, Says Brit Billionaire

    Friday, March 18th, 2011

    Poet-raconteur-homme de lettres Felix Dennis is buying Mental Floss, which sounds like an interesting match. Even more interesting is why Dennis hates the title:
    Mr. Dennis summoned Messrs. Pearson and Hattikudur to his office in New York a month later. First he told them Mental Floss is the worst name he’s ever heard, noting that in [...]

    The Atlantic Is Big

    Friday, January 7th, 2011

    The Atlantic magazine, which I would rank second only to The New Yorker among general-interest magazines*, apparently just turned a profit in the fourth quarter — for the first time in decades. Maybe you could argue that the Atlantic is a unique player in the magazine world, but this is good news for journalism in [...]

    Fun City, Then and Now

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

    As David Brooks mentioned in a column this week, my neighbor John Podhoretz delivers a jolt of anti-nostalgia, writing in Commentary about how dissolute and depraved the Upper West Side was when he was growing up 30 years or so ago. “I was mugged four times before I was 14,” he says. Being a New [...]

    The New Yorker Does Andrew Breitbart

    Monday, May 17th, 2010

    He’s a “rage machine” who presides over an “empire of bluster”! Yep, and you know what? There are no liberal pundits who are at all angry. But they’re “passionate,” “engaged,” or maybe “morally outraged.” In the profile, Breitbart expresses regret that he and Arianna Huffington, whom he clearly admires and with whom he shares a [...]

    Maybe It’s Irony, Man

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

    I hold both “Iron Man 2″ star Robert Downey Jr . and writer Walter Kirn (”Up in the Air,” “Lost in the Meritocracy”) in high esteem but it looks like Kirn had his hands full trying to make sense of Downey’s gnomic pronunciamentos in his Rolling Stone cover story. The actual interview is hidden behind [...]

    “Civil War” at National Review

    Friday, April 23rd, 2010

    A healthy and vigorous debate has broken out over global warming at National Review’s The Corner. (Not really a civil war; as far as I know, no shots have been fired.) The Atlantic provides a useful precis. And yes, I do appreciate the Atlantic for noticing that conservatives exist and are worthy of debating. Rarely [...]

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