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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Matt Damon returns in entertaining ‘Jason Bourne’

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From the no-frills title to the globe-hopping story line and the state-of-the-art action sequences, the movie’s a work of dogged professionalism.

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Just another night in teen America in ‘Nerve’

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The stylish cautionary cyber-tale takes off on one long night of adventure that slowly and steadily turns ridiculous.

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ is good summer fun

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“Star Trek Beyond” plays like an episode of the old “Star Trek” TV series. This, Ty Burr submits, is what’s enjoyable about it.

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‘The Fits’ is a nearly perfect movie

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“The Fits” is what independent moviemaking should be and can be in this country.