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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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Natalie Portman captures emotional intimacy of ‘Jackie’

By , Globe staff

In this moving film, Natalie Portman plays the former first lady as a breathy, traumatized living doll fighting hard to become her own woman.

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An offer you can’t refuse: Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘ “The Godfather” Notebook’

By , Globe Staff

The record of a director thinking his way around and through a source novel and toward a great work, it is a delicious dive into film history.

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Need to get over post-election blues? Lend a helping hand

By , Globe Staff

Make a list of things you can do, in your own daily life, to change things for the better.

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In ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ Casey Affleck comes fully out of his brother’s shadow

By , Globe staff

We could tell you how beautiful and moving and true-to-New England “Manchester by the Sea” is, but we don’t want to ruin it.