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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

Sighs and videotape in ‘Sex Tape’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The cartoonish summer comedy’s best bits are in the trailer but it still squeezes out a few decent cheap laughs.

Movie Review

12-year journey into ‘Boyhood’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Richard Linklater and his cast came away with a film that gets much out of its young star — and cinema itself.

Movie Review

Zach Braff’s wasted ‘Wish I Was Here’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

The film from actor-writer-director Zach Braff is a painfully sincere, emotionally fraudulent comedy-drama.

Movie Review

The Roman view of ‘Venus in Fur’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Roman Polanski takes the brilliant Broadway play and Romanizes it until it reflects his obsession with power games.