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

What to look for at IFFBoston; farewell to David Kleiler

By , Globe Staff

The festival is the best on the local film scene; Kleiler helped create that scene.

Movie Review

Got ‘Spirit’? Let’s hear it.

By , Globe Staff

Elle Fanning stars as a TV singing contestant in Max Minghella’s writing-directing debut.

Movie Review

‘Wild Nights With Emily’ offers an unusual view of the Belle of Amherst

By , Globe Staff

“SNL” alum Molly Shannon stars as the poet Emily Dickinson.

Movie Review

‘Little Woods’ is a gritty and moving debut about everyday-grind America

By , Globe Staff

Tessa Thompson and Lily James star as up-against-it adoptive sisters in North Dakota.