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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It’s as much franchise extension as sequel.

Boston Society of Film Critics announces winners

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“If Beale Street Could Talk” takes best picture of the year.

Movie Review

In ‘The Mule,’ Clint Eastwood delivers

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The actor, now 88, directed and has his first starring role in six years. It isn’t top-drawer Eastwood, but there’s more going on under its hood than almost anyone wants to admit.

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Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges face a fraught mother and child reunion in ‘Ben Is Back’

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Emotions are high in this family drama.