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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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Movie review

Crowe stars, directs brawny ‘The Water Diviner’

By , Globe Staff

The big, brawny historical drama feels personal to its maker as both an artist and an Australian.

Ty Burr

For Ben Affleck, lessons from inconvenient truths

By , Globe Staff

Affleck’s efforts to hide a slave-owning ancestor were unsuccessful, demonstrating that the truth will emerge in the Internet era.

IFFB still Boston’s premiere indie film fest

By and Peter Keough , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

The Independent Film Festival of Boston has made it to the age of 13, and it’s looking stronger than ever.

Movie Review

‘True Story’ might not persuade you

By , Globe Staff

A tale of true crime and false identities becomes a heavy-breathing drama that fails to convince.