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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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In era of a President Trump, we need a Mr. Smith

By , Globe staff

There’s an opening for a hero here and no one seems interested in the job.

★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

Ridley Scott puts the scare back in the ‘Alien’ franchise

By , Globe Staff

Ridley Scott has recaptured an element that was largely missing from “Prometheus,” his 2012 reboot of his 1979 classic “Alien” — the new movie’s scary.

Movie review

Deadlines and dead subjects in ‘Obit’

By , Globe Staff

Vanessa Gould’s charming and soulful documentary is a tour through the minds and workdays of New York Times obituary writers.

Movie Review

The girl in the bubble falls in love in ‘Everything, Everything’

By , Globe Staff

The teen romance transcends its gimmick on the strength of leads Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson and sensitive direction by Stella Meghie.