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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Ty Burr

Believe it or not, cartoonist Bill Griffith says, ‘Zippy the Pinhead’ was based on a real person

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The cartoonist’s classic character was inspired by a man named Schlitzie Surtees.

Movie Review

‘Transit’ updates WWII tensions to today

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Christian Petzold’s film is an existential thriller.

Movie Review

In ‘Woman at War,’ choir director by day, monkey-wrencher by night

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The heroine of this unusual and distinctive Icelandic drama leads a double life.

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Thinking about cord-cutting II: I did it — and I’ve found out even more

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Even with a few more complications factored in, the savings are considerable.