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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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    Are Kids Spoiled?

    Sunday, April 6th, 2014

    A new book says that’s a myth. Is it right? My Sunday column says no.

    The Hipster War on You

    Monday, March 24th, 2014

    In my Sunday column, a look at Greg Gutfeld’s new book “Not Cool.”

    Who’s Funny? What’s Funny? Why?

    Monday, February 17th, 2014

    In my Sunday column, a quick tour of the science of humor.

    The Age of Disaster

    Sunday, February 9th, 2014

    I was skeptical of a new book that says the American economy’s real problem is a steady slowing of population growth and the predictable spending patterns linked to people at various ages of their lives, but I found it more intriguing as it went on. According to the book, the Baby Boom peak (1961) plus [...]

    Kids: “All Joy and No Fun”

    Sunday, January 19th, 2014

    In between Sundance screenings I polished off a 300-page book and produced 1800 words on parenting. Kids make you lose the will to live, and yet make life worth living. More in my Sunday column.

    Schools Are Not Assembly Lines

    Monday, January 13th, 2014

    And yet that’s how we have thought of them. Some exciting new ideas about how to shake up education are contained in Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds book “The New School.” More about it in my Sunday column.

    ADHD Does Not Exist

    Monday, January 6th, 2014

    So argues a persuasive new book by an expert in the field. It’s a collection of symptoms, not a disease. More in my Sunday column.

    Political Correctness vs. Navy SEALs

    Monday, December 30th, 2013

    Three Navy SEALs were charged after an al Qaeda terrorist complained of phantom abuse. All were acquitted, yet the service lost two of these fine men anyway. More in my Sunday column on the book about their case, “Honor and Betrayal.”

    Buyographics and the Oldsters

    Monday, November 25th, 2013

    Fifty-year-olds have a lot more disposable income than 22-year-olds. So why is the entire ad industry geared toward the latter? More in my Sunday column on Buyographics.

    The Constitution As Modern Art

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

    It means one thing to you, one thing to me, something else to somebody else….it means whatever you want it to mean! That’s how Stephen Breyer thinks, anyway, as he revealed in a discussion of Proust. I have an op-ed about it in today’s Post.

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