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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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Ty Burr

What’s in a list of great movies? And who decides?

By , Globe Staff

Lists are ridiculous necessities that attempt to forge consensus out of unique and personal passions.

Movie Review

Portman directs ‘Tale’ with love and darkness

By , Globe Staff

The Oscar-winning actress makes her directorial debut with adaptation of Amos Oz’s memoir.

Movie Review

Heart and soul aplenty in ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’

By , Globe Staff

Barbara Kopple’s terrific documentary follows the Dap-Kings frontwoman after she has been diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer.

Movie REview

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is top-notch animation

By , Globe Staff

“Kubo and the Two Strings” is the latest animation feature from Laika, of “Coraline” fame.