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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Before there was the Village People, there was Tom of Finland

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It’s not often that we get a biopic about a man who drew dirty pictures, and it’s not often that a life story parallels a cultural movement in both tangential and critical ways.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a thrill ride with gravitas

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The new film is a smartly made, fully felt pop entertainment that brings hope to this cultural moment.

Boston Society of Film Critics names ‘Phantom Thread’ best movie of 2017

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The film, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis and will be released in Boston on Christmas Day, also won awards for director Paul Thomas Anderson and for musical score.

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is a bold, romantic masterpiece

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The Guillermo del Toro film stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaning lady who falls for an imprisoned creature from the deep.