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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What’s under the domes? Hope for a future

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There’s outside-the-box thinking inside the domes at City Hall Plaza. It’s a clear sign that HUBweek, in its third year, is coming together.

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‘The Florida Project’: A girl grows in Orlando

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The movie’s as heartbreaking and as true a portrait of modern America as the news will never show you.

Movie Review

‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ has a lot on its plate

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The biopic about the man who dreamed up Wonder Woman is a loving, sensitive exploration of S&M bondage techniques and polyamorous relationships.

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Deep Throat speaks in ‘Mark Felt’

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Liam Neeson stars in a retelling of the Watergate crisis from the viewpoint of “The Man Who Brought Down the White House.”