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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Sundance Film Festival finds its #MeToo moment

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Festival films about sexual harassment — and race in Oakland — have stood out.

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The sprint to negotiate Obama’s legacy in ‘The Final Year’

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A new documentary on the State Department during the last year of President Obama’s second term is dispiriting and inspiring.

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Who is the mother of comics and graphic novels? ‘Nancy,’ of course.

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For anyone with an interest in graphic design, pop culture, pop art, the history of humor, and 20th- century illustration, ‘How to Read “Nancy’’ ’ is a must.

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James Franco delivers extreme entertainment in ‘The Disaster Artist’

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The film tells the story of how a bizarre no-talent named Tommy Wiseau made “The Room,” a 2003 misfire now celebrated as “the worst movie of all time.”