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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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Could ‘20th Century Women’ finally bring home an Oscar for Annette Bening?

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Mike Mills directs Annette Bening in a film based on his mother. And it’s really good.

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ wilts by day

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Affleck has directed some very good movies. His latest is not one of them.

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Will Meryl Streep’s speech embolden more Trump protests at awards?

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With her Golden Globe Awards speech, Streep mounted a defense of Trumplandia’s chief troika of boogeymen: Hollywood. Foreign. Press.

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ is a masterpiece of faith

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The adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel is in line with the director’s career-long interest in falls from grace and man’s distance from God.