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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Movie Review | ★ ½

In ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ Jim Jarmusch switches from vampires to zombies

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Bill Murray, Adam Driver, and Tilda Swinton head a terrific, and underutilized, cast.

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Emma Thompson talks the talk in ‘Late Night’

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Mindy Kaling, who costars, wrote the script of the new comedy.

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No movie director got the job done the way Howard Hawks did

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Starting June 14, the Harvard Film Archive is screening all his films.

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In ‘Dark Phoenix,’ X-Men mark the spot

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One of the primary questions posed by “Dark Phoenix” is whether Sophie Turner will have a movie-star career now that “Game of Thrones” is finished.