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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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Do you speak Canadian road sign?

By , Globe Staff

Let us pause to ponder the poetic inscrutability of Canadian highway signs.

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Robotic leads, convoluted plot weigh down latest ‘Terminator’

By , Globe Staff

“Terminator: Genisys” is a brain-cramp disguised as a summer blockbuster. It’s entertaining but, more often than not, simply exhausting.

Movie review

‘Magic Mike XXL’ is short on plot, long on beefcake

By , Globe Staff

The sequel to the 2012 male-stripper movie is missing the original director, half the original cast, a plot, a script, and most of the wit.

Movie review

Oddball bonding in ‘Overnight’

By , Globe Staff

A comedy about a pair of straitlaced young parents sharing a long, increasingly bizarre dinner and aftermath with a hipster mom and dad.