Film critic and columnist

Ty Burr

Ty Burr is the Boston Globe’s film critic and cultural columnist. He has been at the paper since 2002. Prior to that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly and programmed movies for Home Box Office.

Burr is the author of “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame” (2012), “The Best Old Movies for Families” (2007), and the e-book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About” (2012). He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He lives in Newton, MA.

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Movie Review

Seeing addiction up close in ‘Beautiful Boy’

By , Globe staff

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in a compassionate, aching, yet overly tidy drama about a father’s attempts to cope with his son’s drug dependency.

Ty Burr

Tired — really tired — of customer surveys? Try this one.

By , Globe staff

Fighting fire with, uh, fire.

Movie Review

When Michael met Laurie, again: ‘Halloween’ is back

By , Globe staff

As franchise reboots go, the new “Halloween” is top shelf.

Ty Burr

A Capitol idea turns 79

By , Globe Staff

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is as relevant today, and as unrealistic, as it was in 1939.