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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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Oscar gaffe created chaos and left our darker sides glued

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The way “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture was a profound disservice to a quietly radical and most deserving movie.

‘Moonlight’ steps into the spotlight after a stunning mixup

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“La La Land” was first announced as the winner — and then things took a turn for the bizarre.

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Oscars a ready platform for outrage

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The last time the country was in this much of a mess when Oscar night rolled around was 49 years ago.

Who will win an Oscar? Who should?

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Will “La La Land” sweep the Academy Awards? Critics Ty Burr and Janice Page discuss the movie’s dominance, and who could spoil it.