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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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Even minus a few premieres, still plenty to see in Toronto

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The Toronto International Film Festival is still Oscar season’s prime launching pad, and there are some terrific films you may not see anywhere else.

Celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz directs first movie

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The successful Wakefield-born writer will premiere his film “My Old Lady,” starring Kevin Kline, in Toronto on Sept. 7.

Movie Review

Duo jab life, each other on ‘Trip to Italy’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

“The Trip to Italy,” a follow up to 2010’s “The Trip,” has belly laughs and a few moments that reach a pitch of sublime lunacy.

Movie Review

‘Frank’ tries to get inside a singer’s head

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The movie with Michael Fassbender in a giant papier-mache head is an entertaining curio with flashes of inspiration.