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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‘Heart of a Dog’ is ode to Lolabelle and Lou Reed

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This is a uniquely touching cinematic tone-poem on the subject of mourning, and a movie that only Laurie Anderson could have made.

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Seeing double Tom Hardy makes ‘Legend’ worthwhile

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Tom Hardy is the main reason — make that the main two reasons — to see this entertaining but unfocused and overlong gangster epic.

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‘Victor Frankenstein’ experiments, but with ghastly consequences

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“You know this story,” Igor says at the beginning of “Victor Frankenstein,” and, boy, do we ever.

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The Great Eight shows what’s not great about Hollywood

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A recent Hollywood Reporter cover features all white actresses. That is standard in Hollywood. What is no longer standard is getting away with it.