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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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Movie Review

Nick Cave at his most artful in ‘20,000 Days on Earth’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

A rock documentary on the Australian singer-songwriter is a vanity film, but Cave has earned the right to be vain.

Movie Review

‘Jimi’ paints psychedelic portrait

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The Jimi Hendrix biopic fashions a bewitching mosaic, but it crosses the line that separates speculation from untrustworthiness.

Movie Review

‘Equalizer’ not one of Washington’s heights

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

This brutal, formulaic big-screen version of the TV show with Denzel Washington isn’t up to par.

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The intersection of Lincoln and McConaughey’s bull

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

We consumers get to buy in to Matthew McConaughey’s spots for Lincoln’s compact crossover MKC model.