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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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    Living with Down Syndrome Kids

    Monday, April 1st, 2013

    In my Sunday column (extra bonus this week), I ask: If Down Syndrome children aren’t suffering, and they aren’t, then why are we so afraid to allow them to come into existence?

    Steve Jobs’ Deadliest Mistake

    Friday, October 7th, 2011

    It’s horrifying to learn that Steve Jobs, for all his brilliance in some fields, was massively hostile to science. That decision probably shortened his life and may well have cost him a normal lifespan. When he first learned he had cancer in the pancreas, this Zen buddhist, like many another California celebrity, rejected conventional wisdom [...]

    Conquest’s Law (Cont.)

    Monday, September 19th, 2011

    It’s kind of hilarious to read all about how evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is an insistent statist, Obama fan, etc. Because on the subject on which he is actually an expert, it’s a different story:
    Professor Dawkins’s voice slides playfully into High David Attenborough style as he mimics the mellifluous tone of BBC documentaries of the [...]

    Review: “Ayn Rand and the World She Made”

    Sunday, November 1st, 2009

    I highly recommend Anne C. Heller’s biography, “Ayn Rand and the World She Made,” which gives an invigorating look into the ideas but is unsparing about Rand’s wretched personality. My review is up. The book is currently at no. 70 on

    We’re the Most Pathetic Men in History

    Sunday, November 1st, 2009

    If it weren’t for Seattle Seahawk Owen Schmitt defending a disappearing ideal, where would we be? More on the fall of men in my Sunday column.

    Congratulations Gay Patriots

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

    Vermont has done the nation proud, becoming the first state to make the morally correct decision to legalize gay marriage the proper way, the way a democratic republic is supposed to institute changes in laws — through elected legislatures whose job is to govern the way they believe the people want them to. The governor [...]

    Liberals Are Cavemen

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

    A very interesting blog by an economics professor named Scott Sumner relays this point from Cato’s Will Wilkinson about why people (liberal people, by which I mean statists) can’t think rationally about economics. Our brains didn’t evolve in a way conducive to understanding a non-zero-sum-game. In other words, we’re hard-wired to think that if you [...]

    Dagny Lives! “Atlas Shrugged” The Movie

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

    It’s been rumored before but Lou has the scoop on how a handful of Hollywood conservatives think this is the moment to finally bring “Atlas Shrugged” to the screen. It’s never been buzzier and is said to have been selling more now than it ever has in its entire history. Lou (quoting my pal Steve [...]

    There Is No Such Thing As Greed

    Sunday, March 29th, 2009

    In my Sunday column I point out that there’s nothing unseemly or immoral about wanting more — therefore, there is no such thing as greed. Now that the Obama administration is on record as stating that there should be more greed, maybe my viewpoint is catching on.

    “Atlas Shrugged” Selling Faster Than Ever

    Saturday, March 14th, 2009

    Says this Randian, in the Wall Street Journal today. Says It’s the #41 best selling book at the moment.

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