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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‘Dragon’ series still has a fire in its belly

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“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is go-round number three.

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Hiding in plain sight in Berlin from the Nazis during WWII

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“The Invisibles” tells its story with a hybrid of documentary and dramatization.

The Oscars: Who’ll win, who should win, who shouldn’t

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Ty Burr and Janice Page offer their Oscar picks.

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Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem team up for enjoyably melodramatic effect

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It’s the Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi’s first Spanish-language film.