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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Our movie critic provides a rundown of what he’s found interesting on the various services lately.

What’s the best format for viewing ‘Dunkirk’?

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It depends on what kind of experience you want.

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‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is eye candy from Luc Besson

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The film is wonderful, dopey, high-summer space nonsense from the madman behind “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy.”

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‘Dunkirk’ is a towering achievement, made with craft, sinew, and honesty

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Christopher Nolan’s re-creation of the World War II evacuation mission is sweeping, spare, and sentimental in the best possible way.