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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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    Oscar Given for Best Daytime TV Personality

    Thursday, August 4th, 2011

    Patrick Goldstein rips the Academy a new one:
    It’s hard to imagine a more boneheaded move by the motion picture academy than its decision to give an honorary Oscar, in the form of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, to Oprah Winfrey….
    Winfrey has clearly done lots of creditable humanitarian work, but why should she be getting the [...]

    “Who Will Win–and Who Should?”

    Thursday, February 24th, 2011

    Related question: Who cares? For all the Oscar stuff, I suppose you can check out Entertainment Weekly or something. Nevertheless, I’ll be livetweeting the Oscars Sunday night. I have no idea why. Makes the pain a little more bearable, I guess. As does a nice 2001 Bordeaux. My tweet handle is @rkylesmith.



    Monday, March 8th, 2010

    They widen the field of Best Picture nominees in hopes that some movies people will have actually seen will get nominated. Then they give all the Oscars to a movie that grossed $12.7 million. A lot of people watching tonight are thinking, “I won’t be watching this again.” A group that thinks “Precious” is a [...]

    Five Most Idiotic Oscar Nominations of the Year

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

    5. Best Picture for “The Hurt Locker.” C’mon people: This movie is one great scene (which is essentially repeated three times, just to be sure we caught it) and a shapeless second hour. We get it: War is a drug. Four words do not a story constitute, let alone a great story, let alone a [...]

    SAG Upset! Basterds Rule!

    Sunday, January 24th, 2010

    Now that SAG has given its top award to what is obviously the best film of the year, I seem to recall someone saying (at a time when most seemed to think “Basterds” wouldn’t even get nominated): Don’t count it out for the Oscar. It may have even been me. I really, really, really doubt [...]

    Good Call, Tobes

    Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

    Tobey Maguire Not Anticipating Oscar Nod, for the utterly forgotten, six-week-old Iraq War love triangle soap “Brothers,” Maguire says in a story whose modesty is calculated to win him an Oscar nod he isn’t going to get. In other news, Megan Fox isn’t getting an Oscar nomination either. The interviewer apparently forgot to ask Maguire [...]

    Don’t Count Out ‘Basterds’

    Thursday, December 17th, 2009

    The most mystifying thing to me about the New York Film Critics Circle vote the other day (apart from all the love for the French snoozer “Summer Hours”) was the lack of love for “Inglourious Basterds,” which seemed to wind up about fourth (or worse) in most categories except Best Supporting Actor, which it should [...]

    2009 Listmania: Ten Oscar Predictions

    Thursday, December 10th, 2009

    1. Jeff Bridges will win Best Actor for “Crazy Heart.” Sorry, George. You’re too young to have two Oscars, especially since you’re not much of an actor.
    2. Sandra Bullock will get nominated for Best Actress for “The Blind Side.”
    3. Christoph Waltz will win Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds.”
    4. Carey Mulligan will win Best Actress [...]

    Can Anything Stop “Up in the Air”?

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

    Four years ago at this time of year, “Brokeback Mountain” was all anyone could talk about; then Oscar voters got sick of hearing about it and started fumbling around for another movie to give the Best Picture Oscar to, eventually settling on “Crash.” Three years ago no one had the slightest idea that “The Departed” [...]

    2009 Listmania: Ten Movies That Aren’t Going to Win Best Picture

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

    The Lovely Bones
    A Serious Man
    The Road
    The Last Station
    The Messenger
    The Informant
    Bright Star
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

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