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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And the Oscar nominees are . . .

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A look at who got the nods for this year’s Academy Awards.

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Putting it in black and white

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Movies don’t always have to be in color.

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In ‘Cold War,’ love collides with geopolitics

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Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski’s film is both romance and elegy.

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With ‘Glass,’ M. Night Shyamalan makes a comeback — partway

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The director’s latest, starring Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson, completes a trilogy begun with “Unbreakable.”