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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‘Woman in Gold’ feels like a reproduction

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An earnest, acceptable, and dull dramatization of how Maria Altmann got the Austrian government to return Gustav Klimt paintings.

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In ‘Danny Collins,’ Pacino and cast hit the high notes — and then some

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So shameless is this movie’s urge to batter you into laughter and tears that you give in, exhausted and maybe even a little grateful.

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In ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,’ quest for buried treasure ventures off the map

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The film is an artful movie about a Japanese woman obsessed with finding the money that Steve Buscemi buried at the end of “Fargo.”


‘Serena’ is a soapy mess

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It must have looked great on paper. On screen, it’s a mess that even Joan Crawford in her delusional late-period prime couldn’t save.