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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

Double the dysfunction in ‘The Skeleton Twins’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig portray disaffected siblings coming to terms with long-buried traumas in the comedy-drama.

Movie Review

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ tries to put fun back into funeral

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Shawn Levy’s movie, starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, wants to sell you a bridge made of sitcom farce and Hallmark moments.

Movie Review

‘Tusk’ and Kevin Smith: goo goo g’joob

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

This intentionally Z-grade horror parody is about a guy who gets turned into a walrus.

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In Toronto, what they’re talking about at the festival

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Upcoming films that have had the film festival abuzz include “The Last Five Years,” “While We’re Young,” and “Rosewater.”