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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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The Roman view of ‘Venus in Fur’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Roman Polanski takes the brilliant Broadway play and Romanizes it until it reflects his obsession with power games.

Movie Review

Andy Serkis breathes life into ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

In bearing, speech, and agonized expressiveness, Serkis’s Caesar conveys the conflicts of a king with almost Shakespearean grandeur.

The best movies of the year so far?

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Since 2014 is shaping up to be a strong year, it seems sensible to take a half-time breather and quantify the year’s best films to date.

Paul Mazursky: a love story

By Ty Burr , Globe Staff

Appreciating the career of a director who captured the seismic social changes of the 1960s and ’70s.