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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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Ty Burr

Sony may set risky precedent by canceling ‘The Interview’

By , Globe Staff

With its decision to not release “The Interview,” Sony may have emboldened other people bent on threats and intimidation.

Steve Carell wins in ‘Foxcatcher’

By , Globe Staff

To play upper-crust wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont III, Carell underwent a physical and seemingly spiritual makeover.

Movie review

The final ‘Hobbit’ marches off a CGI cliff

By , Globe Staff

“The Battle of the Five Armies,” Peter Jackson’s final chapter in his adaptation of the Tolkien classic, is a clanging, overcrowded bore.

MOVIE REVIEW

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in great ‘The Imitation Game’

By , Globe Staff

The movie may twist the facts a bit but it gets the formula of a serious Oscar contender just right.