Film critic and columnist

Ty Burr

Ty Burr is the Boston Globe’s film critic and cultural columnist. He has been at the paper since 2002. Prior to that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly and programmed movies for Home Box Office.

Burr is the author of “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame” (2012), “The Best Old Movies for Families” (2007), and the e-book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About” (2012). He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He lives in Newton, MA.

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Therapy is anything but therapeutic in ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

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The drama follows a gay teenager (Chloe Grace Moretz) who survives a Christian conversion camp in the 1990s by finding strength with her wracked peers.

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‘Nico, 1988’ looks at the Velvet Underground singer post-Velvets

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The drama “Nico, 1988” looks at the Velvet Underground singer in defiant decline.

★★★ ½ | movie review

In Spike Lee’s latest, the KKK gets hoodwinked

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Historical fact is stranger than racial fiction in “BlacKkKlansman.”

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An Oscar category for ‘popular’? Bad idea.

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Every couple of years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does something so deeply screwy that those of us who care find ourselves doing a classic spit-take.