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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Michael Fassbender rides to rescue in ‘Slow West'

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“Slow West” is a slight but sinewy western parable, written and directed with deadpan panache by first-timer John Maclean.

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‘Felix and Meira’ is a hushed affair

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Maxime Giroux’s film observes the slow-burning forbidden romance between a Hasidic woman and a gentle outsider.

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‘Aloha’ doesn’t say anything worthwhile

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A fine cast — Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray — is wasted in Cameron Crowe’s slack, misdirected misfire of a romantic comedy.

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Who are the artistic geniuses of today?

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Would we even recognize the Beethovens and Mozarts, the Picassos and da Vincis, the Shakespeares and Jane Austens?