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.

Latest stories

90th Academy Awards

Get ready for surprises at this year’s Oscars

By and , Globe Staff

Who will win, who should win, and who was robbed? Ty Burr and Janice Page handicap the Academy Awards.


Our elected officials aren’t going to do anything, so we need to fight Russian bots

By , Globe staff

Here’s how you can fight back in the Russian proxy war against the United States.

Movie Review

From Chile, a gently furious drama about identity

By , Globe staff

The title of Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” seems straightforward enough, but it carries a double meaning and a sting.

Movie Review

Guests make ‘The Party’

By , Globe staff

Sally Potter’s tart black comedy of bad behavior among the British boho-bourgeoisie, shot in black and white, boasts a terrific cast.