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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Back to bass-ics with the Rolling Stones

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“The Quiet One” offers a look at Bill Wyman, the band’s original bassist.

Movie Review

Revealing a different side of Orson Welles

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A new documentary shows how his talent for visual art informed his filmmaking.

Movie Review ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Toy Story 4’ is a joy to watch

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It lives up to the sky-high standard of its predecessors.

Movie Review | ★ ½

In ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ Jim Jarmusch switches from vampires to zombies

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Bill Murray, Adam Driver, and Tilda Swinton head a terrific, and underutilized, cast.