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Ty Burr

Burr is a film critic for the Living/Arts section and author of the critically-acclaimed cultural history “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame.” He previously worked as a senior critic for Entertainment Weekly, where he covered film, music, theater, books, and the web. Burr is also the author of “The Best Old Movies for Families” and the e-book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About”.

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Movie Review

Lecturing replaces drama at the center of ‘The Circle’

By , Globe Staff

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks work at a Google-like company with Orwellian ideas about privacy in this unsubtle suspense film.

Movie Review

Richard Gere channels Woody Allen as he revels in being ‘Norman’

By , Globe Staff

“Norman” plays a little like a “Veep” episode with a softer middle, but see it for Richard Gere giving one of his finest performances.

Appreciation

Jonathan Demme will be remembered far beyond ‘Philadelphia’

By , Globe Staff

In person, he was eternally youthful; his films fizzed with uncontainable life. His passing is a shock, and a real loss for American movies.

Ty Burr

10 movies worth your digital-streaming time

By , Globe staff

It is time once again to address the howling black hole of chaos that is your On Demand movie menu.