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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Charles Schulz, from soup to ‘Peanuts’

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This week’s book marks the end of an unprecedented publishing effort that honors an unprecedented work of 20th-century popular culture.

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‘Men & Chicken’ is a Danish farce that lives up to its name

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A ramshackle film about brotherly love, brotherly hate, genetic modification, and the impossibility of conquering our animal natures.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ is absurd comic-book fun

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For a change, a blockbuster behemoth is light on its feet.


Dear Malia: Welcome to the Boston movie scene

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Dear Malia -- Congratulations on your acceptance to Harvard! We hear that you’re interested in film as a possible major and career.