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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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No lasting magic in Allen’s ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The minor movie isn’t a Woody Allen disaster, nor is it one of his recent high points.

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‘Me and You’: Even a minor Bertolucci is a major event

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The dark tale is a trivial work from Bernardo Bertolucci, but he remains a master even in miniature.

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‘Get On Up’ is blessed with heart, soul, funk

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The James Brown biopic is a triumph — a messy triumph that makes an incomplete case for Brown’s meaning to American life and culture.

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Hoffman shines in ‘A Most Wanted Man’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The adaption of John le Carré’s best-selling novel is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role before his death.