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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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Commentary | Ty Burr

Wes Craven’s nightmares changed horror fan reality

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No one took nightmares more seriously — or, paradoxically, with more tongue-in-cheek wit — than horror filmmaker Wes Craven.

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The need for healthy debate on campus

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Do today’s students want intellectual debate, or an overprotective safe space?

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‘We Are Your Friends’ joins Efron with electronic dance music

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The movie is a well-intentioned, formulaic “Saturday Night Fever” knock-off that only occasionally conveys the dance floor’s heady intoxication.

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‘Digging for Fire’ depicts new parents doubting it all

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Indie whirlwind Joe Swanberg shows hipsters quietly freaking out as they confront compromise, loss of individual freedom, and death.