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Ty Burr

Burr is a film critic for the Living/Arts section and author of the critically-acclaimed cultural history “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame.” He previously worked as a senior critic for Entertainment Weekly, where he covered film, music, theater, books, and the web. Burr is also the author of “The Best Old Movies for Families” and the e-book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About”.

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Steve Carell wins in ‘Foxcatcher’

By , Globe Staff

To play upper-crust wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont III, Carell underwent a physical and seemingly spiritual makeover.

Movie Review

‘Foxcatcher,’ a quietly devastating drama

By , Globe Staff

As the reclusive millionaire John E. du Pont, Steve Carell gives a career-changer of a performance.

Movie Review

Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones shine in ‘The Homesman’

By , Globe Staff

The odd, ungainly western is harsh in its details, yet increasingly powerful as it wends its way back East toward civilization.

Ty Burr | Commentary

Why did we ignore Bill Cosby allegations for so long?

By , Globe Staff

The sexual assault accusations have been out there, much reported yet never gaining cultural traction, for some time.