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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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Sleaze and slapstick aplenty in ‘The Nice Guys’

By , Globe Staff

Featuring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, “The Nice Guys” plays like a coarser, brawnier retread of 2005’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”

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Would there be less backlash if the new ‘Ghostbusters’ were all men?

By , Globe staff

If the “Ghostbusters” movie was starring Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart it wouldn’t be getting anywhere near the same amount of heat.

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In ‘Love & Friendship,’ Jane Austen powers are on display

By , Globe staff

Whit Stillman’s new film is based on an early, lesser-known novella by Austen, and it shines.

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The celebrity archives that we want... or dread

By , Globe Staff

We probably won’t know what will become of Prince’s archives until 2099, so what other celebrity papers and such do we anticipate (or fear)?