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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Daniel Day-Lewis isn’t the first actor to retire, and likely won’t be the last

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The actor’s retirement, if he goes through with it, may become like those mysterious vanishing acts that periodically stud the arts and popular culture.

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A cannibal love story that pushes the limits of taste

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Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is striking but a disappointment.

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ turns into a whole lot of nothing

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The new “Transformers” sequel is very, very long and when it ends you are just glad the torture is over.

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Father would have known best, but then he was gone

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Let us take a minute to honor a large and largely silent tribe: the people who don’t observe Father’s Day because we didn’t have fathers to observe.