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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Livernash, who died Monday at 77 after a battle with cancer, was among the last of the old-school Boston movie projectionists.

Summer Arts Preview

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Summer 2019 is here to tell you that popular culture matters and it’s more digital than ever.

Movie Review

‘Non-Fiction’ is a movie of (really French) ideas

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