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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Paul Schrader’s long road from ‘Taxi Driver’ to ‘First Reformed

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Paul Schrader’s movies can seem like amalgams of influence, filtered through his own Calvinist upbringing in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Movie Review

Stars — and audience — deserve better than ‘Book Club’

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Documentary about Pope Francis is enriching viewing

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Wim Wenders’s laudatory documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” is an essay in radical humility capable of moving a viewer regardless of his or her religious persuasions, or lack thereof.

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Biting one-liners are a hallmark of Deadpool’s return

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The wise-cracking, low-rent superhero of the Marvel universe is back, played again by Ryan Reynolds with all the snark at his disposal.