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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When baseball and espionage played on the same team

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“The Catcher Was a Spy” is the real-life story of big leaguer Moe Berg.

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The new ‘Jurassic World’ is kind of a Tyrannosaurus wreck

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Dinosaurs, adorable and dangerous, are back in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

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They got away, then they decided to go back? Bad idea.

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“The Endless,” the third film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, takes horror to new places.

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Every playlist tells a story

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Ty Burr wanted to restore not only what it felt like to be an adolescent but an adolescent boy in the Boston area during the late spring of 1972.