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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Ty Burr talks with Jane Fonda about ‘An Evening With Jane Fonda’

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The two-time Oscar winner will discuss her 'Storied Career,' and answer questions from the audience, at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford Square Dec. 11.


Bewitching and masterful, ‘Atlantics’ is unlike any film you’ve ever seen

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The Grand Jury Prize-winner at Cannes in May isn’t getting a Boston theatrical release but instead is available on Netflix.


‘Aeronauts’ reunites Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones — in a balloon, no less

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“The Theory of Everything” costars play a scientist (real) and a balloonist (invented) who in 1862 break the world altitude record.


Agnès Varda: least noticed then, most celebrated now

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“Varda by Agnès,” the last completed film by the French New Wave’s lone woman, is a wise, somewhat rambling career summary, delivered as an affectionate lecture on how to simultaneously make movies and live life.