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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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It’s just Murray being Murray in ‘St. Vincent’

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In this maudlin comedy, our reigning Zen trickster, Bill Murray, plays a Brooklyn crank teaching life lessons to a kid.

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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.

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Gilliam rehash ‘The Zero Theorem’ still adds up to something

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Terry Gilliam’s latest is a kind of cyber-rehash of his 1985 classic, “Brazil,” with Christoph Waltz as an innocent in a hellish, overstuffed future.

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Downey, Duvall make a compelling case for ‘The Judge’

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The slick character drama with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall is an easy watch but you see every pitch coming.