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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At Toronto International Film Festival, the guys are getting in gear

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Fall is when the divas traditionally arrive: legendary actresses giving big performances in challenging roles. This year, though, it’s the men who are dominating the chatter.

Movie Review

‘The Goldfinch’ is well acted, absolutely watchable, and instantly forgettable

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning book debuts as a film starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, and Jeffrey Wright.

At Toronto: three films, three very different senses of time

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Taking an advance look at “Knives Out,” “Coming Home Again,” and “Jojo Rabbit.”

Here’s what movies people are watching at the Toronto film fest

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From a Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks to a Down East feminist neo-noir.