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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10 of pop culture’s legendary self-absorbed monsters

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From Captain Queeg to Captain Ahab: making megalomania great again.

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In ‘Gemini Man,’ a role so nice Will Smith plays it twice

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In Ang Lee’s latest, he’s a hit man hunted by a clone of himself.

Movie Review

In ‘The Laundromat,’ it’s a different sort of spin cycle

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Steven Soderbergh’s latest stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas.

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John Waters will be making things ‘Filthy’ in Salem

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Oct. 9, the film director and author will be appearing at the Salem Horror Fest.