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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Afterlife lessons in ‘Coco’

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The new Pixar film journeys south of the border and into a fluorescent Day of the Dead setting.

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In ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ the one name that matters is Denzel

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The film is mostly a character study in search of a plot, but since it’s Denzel Washington playing the character, you don’t much mind.

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In ‘Three Billboards,’ all signs point to quintessential Frances McDormand

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The actress hits a career peak as a small-town avenging angel, the mother of a murdered teenager who won’t let the local cops off the hook.

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A dull villain imperils ‘Justice League’

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“Justice League” is an improvement over 2016’s “Batman v Superman,” but only in the sense that a sinus headache is preferable to a migraine.