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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In ‘The Farewell,’ it’s all in the family

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Awkwafina stars in BC grad Lulu Wang’s comedy-drama.

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Jesse Eisenberg chooses fight over flight, in ‘The Art of Self-Defense’

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It’s a case of no more Mr. Nice Guy in this very dark comedy.

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Some TV series are more like movie sequels, and it’s not always a good thing

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In the ultimate plot twist, TV dramas have gotten to be more like movies.

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Getting taken for a ride in ‘Stuber’

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Kumail Nanjiani is the best thing in this by-the-numbers action comedy.