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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Icon of sport and unreality TV, Jenner finds a truth inside

By , Globe Staff

Bruce Jenner, once the most emasculated man on TV, bravely reached out and reclaimed his dignity. As a woman.

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Crowe stars, directs brawny ‘The Water Diviner’

By , Globe Staff

The big, brawny historical drama feels personal to its maker as both an artist and an Australian.

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For Ben Affleck, lessons from inconvenient truths

By , Globe Staff

Affleck’s efforts to hide a slave-owning ancestor were unsuccessful, demonstrating that the truth will emerge in the Internet era.

IFFB still Boston’s premiere indie film fest

By and Peter Keough , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

The Independent Film Festival of Boston has made it to the age of 13, and it’s looking stronger than ever.