Film critic and columnist

Ty Burr

Ty Burr is the Boston Globe’s film critic and cultural columnist. He has been at the paper since 2002. Prior to that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly and programmed movies for Home Box Office.

Burr is the author of “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame” (2012), “The Best Old Movies for Families” (2007), and the e-book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About” (2012). He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He lives in Newton, MA.

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What to watch at the IFFBoston

By , Globe Staff

The Independent Film Festival Boston opens April 25.


Milos Forman: poet of the human face

By , Globe staff

The Oscar-winning director of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” died last week.

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Amy Schumer’s comedy ‘I Feel Pretty’ is half daring, half a neurotic mess

By , Globe staff

Are we supposed to laugh with Schumer’s protagonist or at her? The movie wants it both ways at different times.

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The final frames of Abbas Kiarostami

By , Globe staff

“24 Frames,” Kiarostami’s final work, was unfinished at his death and completed by his son, Ahmad; it’s somewhere between a film, an art installation, and a series of vaguely unsettling screensavers.