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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‘Whiplash’ creates a relentless tempo

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The spectacular film takes us to the edge of creative expression and then it sails right off, into the place where the monsters are.

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Keaton reclaims his inner demon in ‘Birdman’

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“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is a jaw-dropping stylistic wow that miraculously stays aloft for two hours.

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‘Dear White People’ addresses race with humor

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The ragged-but-right debut of writer-director Justin Simien welcomes a fresh sensibility into the conversation.

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‘Fury’ takes on WWII, with Brad Pitt in command

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The movie tries to balance the standard veneration of the Greatest Generation while acknowledging what war does to men.