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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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    Masterpurrs

    Thursday, April 5th, 2012

    Great works of art (and Shepard Fairey) reimagined with cats. I’d vote for this cat over Obama any day.

    Review: “The Art of the Steal”

    Friday, February 26th, 2010

    My review of the art-world documentary “The Art of the Steal” is up.

    Review: “The September Issue”

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    Vogue editrix Anna Wintour evidently consented to have a documentary filmed around her to counteract the frightening image of her in “The Devil Wears Prada.” R.J. Cutler’s doc “The September Issue” opens this weekend. My review is up.

    NEA to Artists: Flog Obama Policies, Please

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    Wow, the Obama administration is really getting desperate. They actually think getting NEA-funded artists to shill for their health care and energy bills is going to make them more, not less, mainstream. Let’s wait and see how loudly and angrily the artists proclaim that they must be left independent of all politicking as they cash [...]

    “Margaret Thatcher Did a Lot for Art”

    Saturday, July 4th, 2009

    So say gay Brit artists Gilbert and George, who point out that socialists want everyone to be the same but “we want to be different.”
    George always votes Conservative and claims never to have been anti-establishment. “You’re not allowed to be Conservative in the art world, of course,” he says. “Left equals good. Art equals Left. [...]

    Obama in Crayola Colors

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

    Who says every cool domain name is taken? Check out badpaintingsofBarackObama.com. Hit refresh to see the next bad painting.

    Postmodernism In the Nursing Home? Donald Barthelme Reconsidered

    Saturday, February 21st, 2009

    Today in the Wall Street Journal I write about Donald Barthelme, the subject of the admiring (and engrossing) new literary biography “Hiding Man” by Tracy Daugherty. Barthelme was a highly inventive writer, and some of his famous stories exhibit a marvelous sense of weird. Barthelme inspired many imitators. (The definitive collection is his “Sixty Stories.”) [...]

    Goodbyeth

    Friday, January 16th, 2009

    A strange New York Times obit on Andrew Wyeth is mostly concerned not with Wyeth, but with the allegedly vital critics who didn’t like him. Are critics really more important that artists? That’s a bit like saying barnacles are more important that the ship. Art critics in particular are of little interest since ordinary [...]

    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?

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    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

    Sunday, May 18th, 2008

    In my Sunday column I talk to Michael Ramirez, a guy whose incendiary cartoons have gotten him sweated by the Secret Service and targeted with death threats.

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