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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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    Lincoln Was No Saint Either

    Sunday, January 20th, 2013

    Suspending habeas corpus. Trampling on the First Amendment. Torture. All of these things went on in the Lincoln administration, and Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” unlike “Zero Dark Thirty,” is a whitewash of history. More in my Sunday column.

    FDR’s ‘Internment’ of Japanese-Americans Another Reason to Hate…Reagan!

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012

    “Star Trek” actor and frequent Howard Stern foil George Takei had an op-ed in the Guardian yesterday headlined “We Japanese Americans must not forget our wartime internment.” Well, not just Japanese Americans, no? We should all be outraged.
    I object to the euphemism “internment” (sounds like something to do with getting coffee for Brian Williams or [...]

    Bloomberg 1.0

    Sunday, March 11th, 2012

    Bonus Sunday essay! In 1895, Teddy Roosevelt returned to his hometown vowing to clean up Sin City as president of the Police Board. He succeeded in reducing corruption and patronage, but with nutty crusades like his campaign to close bars on Sundays (and even crack down on Sabbath sales of flowers and soda) he quickly [...]

    “Captain America” and Adolf

    Friday, July 22nd, 2011

    I totally disagree with my senior colleague Lou that there’s something vaguely suspicious about “Captain America: The First Avenger” and its relationship with Hitler. As far as I could tell, the writers had this thought: Hitler was way too serious to turn into a comic-book villain. So we need to put the focus of the [...]

    A Must-Read

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

    I’ve been enthralled by Adam Hochschild’s devastating “To End All Wars,” a slightly different approach to WW I that, from a British point of view, focuses its attention roughly equally on the battlefields and the homefront. It keeps tabs not only on the butchers of the Western front but on such notable dissenters as [...]

    Gandhi Takedown

    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    The great soul gets ripped apart in a bouncy bit of attack journalism from historian Andrew Roberts, who continues to grow more delightful. Roberts, in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal, points out Gandhi had a gay lover (and also made his nubile teen great-niece sleep naked beside him).
    Gandhi was a racist and a fool (he [...]

    Happy Birthday

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

    …to the great man. Greatest man who ever lived? Well, maybe until Jay-Z came along.

    Review: “The Pregnant Widow” by Martin Amis

    Sunday, May 9th, 2010

    Martin Amis’s novel about the sexual revolution and its unintended consequences “The Pregnant Widow” has far too many ideas to be dealt with in 450 words but here is my review in today’s Post.

    Christopher Hitchens’ “Hitch-22″

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

    On Page Six today, I give a little taste of what’s in Hitchens’ new memoir “Hitch-22,” coming next month.

    “The Pacific” Isn’t Terrific

    Friday, April 30th, 2010

    Considering why, after seven hours, “The Pacific” still hasn’t really made its mark. An essay in the Post.

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