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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Movie Review

Steven Soderbergh is back in the driver’s seat with ‘Logan Lucky’

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His return to movie directing delivers unabashed entertainment that leans a little too hard on hee-haw caricatures.

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Coming to grips with turning 60

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For the past couple of months, I’ve found myself sidling up to the iconic six-oh and kicking its tires.

Movie Review

There’s a bit too much to forgive in ‘Glass Castle’

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Woody Harrelson plays the narcissistic father in a family drama that relies on predictable storytelling beats and easy ironies.

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Nine graphic novels you should be reading right now

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Taking stock of the state of illustrated narrative in 2017, one is struck by the many flavors and styles.