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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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Movies to fall in love over — or not

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Ty Burr hears from family and friends about films used to put a potential significant other to the test.

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Here’s looking at Ingrid Bergman

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The primary-source documentary makes the case that the Swedish star saw herself and her loved ones through the lens of a camera and the frame of a screen.

Movie Review

Not-so-model behavior in ‘Zoolander 2’

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This needless sequel amps the silliness to levels of frantic surrealism and overstuffs the running time with famous faces.

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When will Hollywood get Boston accents right?

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Two new movies testify to the ongoing struggle of otherwise-talented performers to wrap their pharynxes around The Accent.