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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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Book review

‘Screening Room’ by Alan Lightman

By , Globe Staff

MIT professor and author Alan Lightman goes back home and wrestles his past to a draw.

Movie Review

‘Focus’ starts strong, then blurs

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There’s a terrific popcorn movie here — a con-game romantic comedy that bubbles along on a playful high.

Leonard Nimoy, 83; was TV’s iconic Mr. Spock

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Mr. Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

Movie Review

Movie industry on a skewer in ‘Maps to the Stars’

By , Globe Staff

Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson, “Maps” surveys the modern Hollywood wasteland.