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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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    “Papillon” on Blu-Ray

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

    “Papillon,” one of the signature films of the 1970s, appears on Blu-Ray today . When I was a kid I was mesmerized by the movie, which always seemed to be on CBS on Wednesday nights, though it ran 3 hours with commercials and I would always fall asleep before the end, which I don’t think [...]

    “Fight Club” Tenth Anniversary

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

    “Fight Club” flopped when it came out ten years ago but became an underground sensation after that. In today’s Post I talk to Chuck Palahniuk, who wrote the novel on which David Fincher’s film was based, to sort out what is and isn’t satire in the movie. There is an updated regular DVD with new [...]

    An Interview with Oliver Stone

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

    Over at the Post’s blog, I chat with Oliver Stone about the 15th anniversary director’s cut DVD of “Natural Born Killers.” I enjoyed the movie when it came out, on a gonzo, crazoid level if not a thematic one (the blame-the-media-theme I found jejune). I haven’t watched the director’s cut yet, but the 2-DVD set [...]

    Tasteless Movie in Senseless World

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

    Even my liberal colleague Lou Lumenick calls the FDR-commissioned USSR propaganda piece “Mission to Moscow” “jaw-dropping.” Now it’ll be available on DVD. Lou has led a noble crusade to get the film more attention for its historical importance. FDR (who is portrayed in godlike fashion, as the Great Man who calls a humble reporter in [...]

    Lumenick On Vacation

    Monday, August 24th, 2009

    My senior colleague Lou Lumenick has withdrawn to the great northwest for the week, so I’ve mounted a coup on his blog, where I’ve posted a couple of items. As I say over there, I’m pleased that Criterion is bringing out a deluxe DVD of “The Last Days of Disco” tomorrow. Also don’t miss “Duplicity” [...]

    Hated Movie Arrives on DVD

    Thursday, May 28th, 2009

    A funny story from Lou on the notoriously disastrous Michelangelo Antonioni anti-American film “Zabriskie Point,” an attempt to cash in on the success of “Easy Rider” that lost more than $6 million for MGM back in 1970. (It originally ended with an airplane flying over with a banner reading, “F–K America”). “Zabriskie Point” has finally [...]

    “Irreconcilable Differences” on DVD

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

    If it weren’t such a downer, I think “Irreconcilable Differences,” which Lionsgate has just issued on DVD, would have been remembered as one of the great romantic comedies of the 1980s. The film came out in 1984, just five years before “When Harry Met Sally,” but it still bears the gloomy stamp of 1970s [...]

    “Taking Chance” Arrives on DVD May 12

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    HBO’s film “Taking Chance,” which stars Kevin Bacon in a finely restrained performance as a Marine Corps colonel escorting the remains of a fallen Marine home for burial, is the best Iraq War movie yet produced by the film industry. Simply by taking a neutral position on the rightness or wrongness of the Iraq War, [...]

    Review: “Make ‘Em Laugh”

    Friday, January 16th, 2009

    My thoughts on the six-hour PBS miniseries on the history of comedy, “Make ‘Em Laugh,” are here.

    Who Wouldn’t Want to See This?

    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    Marie (Julianne Moore) and Bruce (Matthew Broderick), an unemployed married couple whose relationship has long since fallen apart, go through a typical day of bickering, verbal abuse, deep-seeded loathing and emotional neuroses.

    –From the press release accompanying the long-unawaited March 10, 2009 DVD release of “Marie and Bruce,” a movie that showed at the 2004 Sundance [...]

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