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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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    Michelangelo’s Secret Messages

    Saturday, November 15th, 2008

    When painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo worked in references to Kabbalah, paganism and his own sexuality (gay). He also included characters who are giving the finger to Pope Julius II….if you look closely you can also see the words, “I bury Paul.” Or is it So Dark the Con of Man?


    Who Gets Norman Mailer’s LEGOs?

    Thursday, November 15th, 2007

    Among Norman Mailer’s weirdest accomplishments was a 15,000-piece futuristic┬ácity that he built in Legos in his apartment. Enough about his literary legacy: I want to know who gets his Legos. His literary executor says he seemed “to take as much pride in it as in any of his other creations.” Surely Mailer’s City of the [...]

    The Cult of Frank Gehry

    Sunday, November 11th, 2007

    My Sunday column:
    November 11, 2007 — Memo to Frank Gehry: next time you put up yet another of your disastrously engineered buildings, try to find a place where it might be less conspicuous to engineers than the MIT campus.
    In a lawsuit first reported by the Boston Globe last week, MIT alleged that the [...]