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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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    Laura Ingraham’s Latest

    Sunday, July 10th, 2011

    Laura Ingraham has already hit the top of the bestseller list a couple of times with conservative polemics, but this time she steps back a bit into nonpartisan humorous takes on the culture with “Of Thee I Zing.” In my Sunday column I chat with Laura, a single mom of three adopted kids, about who [...]

    In Praise of James O’Keefe

    Sunday, March 13th, 2011

    In my Sunday column, I talk to the conservative Borat, James O’Keefe (whose other avatars include Saul Alinsky and Hunter S. Thompson) and wonder what is next for the bright young man whose antics have shaken NPR.

    NPR CEO Resigns

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    Conservative activist James O’Keefe has taken down NPR’s CEO Vivian Schiller. Amazing. Now — if, say, a left-wing journalist using a sting operation managed to secure the downfall of the chief of a right-wing news organization, that journalist would obviously be buried with awards, given huge book deals, maybe his or her own TV show, [...]

    Banned in Britain

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

    This is someone who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country,” Ms Smith told BBC Breakfast.
    Is she talking about Yusuf “Cat Stevens” Islam [...]

    I Like Russell Brand

    Friday, October 31st, 2008

    I still don’t find him remotely funny. In fact, I find him tiresome. But his imbecilic antics with the ever more embarrassing talk show host and film critic Jonathan Ross are causing the BBC to be held to account, something that doesn’t happen anywhere near often enough:
    The BBC attempted last night to draw [...]

    I-Man Vs. Pacman: Lay off Don Imus

    Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

    I’ve just listened to the (audio) clip of Don Imus’s remarks about Adam “Pacman” Jones, the talented but wayward former Tennessee Titans cornerback who has yet to play a game for the Dallas Cowboys. Jones, who is black, is not going to win Sportsman of the Year anytime soon. But Imus was actually defending Jones [...]

    Attack of the Quirk Monster: Nailing Wes Anderson, Ira Glass et al

    Monday, August 20th, 2007

    We are drowning in a sea of quirk, says the astute Michael Hirschorn in the Atlantic, who draws a bead on the way unbearably cute alterna-culture often doesn’t dare to actually say much of anything:
    Quirk, loosed from its moorings, quickly becomes exhausting. It’s easy for David Cross’s character on Arrested Development to cover himself in [...]