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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 Mean Girl of Economics

    Thursday, July 11th, 2013

    Who can it possibly be? A candidate.

    Economic Santas Don’t Exist

    Friday, December 7th, 2012

    John Papola and Russ Roberts, the creators of the Keynes-Hayek rap videos, are back in action with this spoof of K-Tel holiday albums, “Deck the Halls with Macro Follies.”

    Health Care Costs Will Continue to Skyrocket

    Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

    In the tradition of Frederic Bastiat and Henry Hazlitt, William J. Baumol is a plainspoken economist who elegantly presents simple logic with huge implications. In “The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn’t,” he explains why the cost of labor-intensive industries — like health care and education — increases much more quickly [...]

    “The End of Men”

    Sunday, September 16th, 2012

    Hanna Rosin makes some fair points in “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women” but the book’s cheerleading for women’s increasing position of dominance in school and the workplace is misguided. More in my Sunday column.

    China’s Resource Grab

    Monday, June 18th, 2012

    While the West dozes, China is hoovering up the world’s raw materials and minerals. What does this mean for us? In my Sunday column, I talk to economist Dambisa Moyo about her new book on the subject, “Winner Take All.”

    Krug Kong

    Sunday, May 27th, 2012

    In my Sunday column, I take 2000 words to explain exactly why Paul Krugman is such a jackass.

    The Amazing Thomas Sowell Sidewalk Portrait

    Monday, March 19th, 2012

    Amazing true story: I was walking on Broadway up by Columbia University yesterday afternoon when I came across a beautifully done color chalked portraits of economist Thomas Sowell, about four feet square, right on the sidewalk on the west side of Broadway at (I think) 105th Street.
    I wished I’d had a smart phone, but [...]

    2008: “Hope.” 2012: “Gov Is a Crappy VC”

    Monday, October 3rd, 2011

    Who says government is a crappy venture capitalist? Why, it’s former chief economic advisor to Obama Lawrence Summers. This is one of the rare true things said by anyone in the administration that could (and should) fit on a bumper sticker. Summers also refers to “externalities,” by which he means, “we earn back some of [...]

    Brit Belter Sings Out on High Taxes

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

    Adele is the much-hyped Brit singer whose songs I will soon be checking out. She blasts British taxes of 50 percent on high earners and says public services are crapola and getting crapolier. That stands to reason as socialized meds keep gobbling up an ever-greater portion of the British budget and as successive governments of [...]

    What Latinos Want

    Sunday, May 15th, 2011

    The president talks immigration. Latinos want him to talk jobs. More in my Sunday column.

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