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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The Coen brothers head out West with ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

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James Franco, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, and Liam Neeson are among the stars in this film anthology, whose tales range from the brutally funny to the merely brutal.

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Three years later, the mysteries — and anger — remain

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“Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” examines a shocking injustice.

★ ★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

‘Burning’ questions, mysterious answers, from South Korea

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It’s the kind of film where you obsess over what it means, the better to avoid thinking about how it makes you feel.

★★½ | Movie Review

Going for a different sort of ride in the civil rights-era South

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Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in “Green Book,” a look at racism and friendship in the early 1960s.