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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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    Is the Pope Catholic?

    Friday, January 31st, 2014

    Yep, even the new one. Why I think Rolling Stone, The Advocate, Time and The Times are projecting a fantasy liberal dreamboat Pope Francis on top of the real one, who isn’t a revolutionary and is saying the same things his predecessors did. My op-ed in today’s Post.
    UPDATE: Thanks to Father Z’s blog for the [...]

    Hitchens V. Hitchens

    Sunday, April 25th, 2010

    Peter Hitchens takes on Christopher Hitchens in a new book that makes the case for God. Apparently the last time the brothers aired their differences publicly, they nearly came to blows. I’d buy a ticket to that.

    Review: “Lourdes”

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    A paralyzed woman walks again during a visit to “Lourdes.” My review is up.

    Onward, Christian Soldier

    Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

    Hollywood’s Christian blockbuster is finally here. Remember how, after “The Passion of the Christ,” Hollywood was going to get wise and make some big mainstream movies that acknowledged the Christianity of a majority of this country? Didn’t happen. Until now. “The Book of Eli” is not only a well-done action picture but an overtly, unabashedly [...]

    Review: “Ayn Rand and the World She Made”

    Sunday, November 1st, 2009

    I highly recommend Anne C. Heller’s biography, “Ayn Rand and the World She Made,” which gives an invigorating look into the ideas but is unsparing about Rand’s wretched personality. My review is up. The book is currently at no. 70 on

    Headline of the Day

    Sunday, October 4th, 2009

    Socialism and Christian-bashing Crash at Box Office. True. On the other hand, the fall’s big hit movie is a cartoon about how humanity is destroying the world because it loves consumption and technology too much. As for Michael Moore, I find it hard to believe anyone but film critics hasn’t tired of his shtick by [...]

    Ricky Gervais, Holy Terror

    Sunday, October 4th, 2009

    In my Sunday column I wonder why Ricky Gervais went out of his way to insult believers in religion in his new film flop, “The Invention of Lying.”

    Thanks for the Link, HotAir

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

    HotAir picked me as one of their headlines for my item on the atheism theme of Ricky Gervais’s new movie, “The Invention of Lying.” Gracias.

    Ricky Gervais Takes on Christianity

    Monday, September 28th, 2009

    If you saw Ricky Gervais’s delightful romantic comedy “Ghost Town” last year and were looking forward to his new comedy, “The Invention of Lying,” be warned. The movie is a full-on attack on religion in general and Christianity in particular. It might be the most blatantly, one-sidedly atheist movie ever released by a major studio, [...]

    Judd Apatow, Conservative

    Monday, August 10th, 2009

    I like Ross Douthat, particularly his movie reviews, but he and I are on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to his sort of faith-based reading of pop culture. Today he offers a column about how Judd Apatow’s movies are deeply moral and conservative. One hero retained his virginity until age 40 (a [...]

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