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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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Some children’s books aren’t necessarily for children

By , Globe Staff

Is there anything more potentially disturbing, more annoying, more strange than a classic children’s book?

Movie review

‘The Look of Silence’ revisits the 1965 Indonesian genocide

By , Globe Staff

The film works as a provocation, not just to the killers of Indonesia but to anyone who believes that ignoring facts is the same as erasing them.

MOVIE REVIEW

Cruise goes old school in ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’

By , Globe Staff

“Rogue Nation” unfolds with fluid, twisty, old-school pleasure — you settle into it like a favorite chair.

Movie review

‘Vacation’ takes up where ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ left off

By , Globe Staff

We all know you can’t go home again, but this coarse retread proves you can’t even go back to Wally World.