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 new ‘X-Men’ movie is apocalypse ow

By , Globe Staff

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is the poster child for superhero-franchise overkill — a noisy, over-crowded, over-digitized bore.

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‘Weiner’ offers gleeful notes on a scandal

By , Globe Staff

Two filmmakers were invited to document Anthony Weiner’s 2013 run for mayor of New York City. What they captured is a tragicomedy of 21st-century schadenfreude.

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‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is no wonderland

By , Globe staff

Lewis Carroll’s literary universe has become just another theme park ride in our CGI franchise machinery.

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Sleaze and slapstick aplenty in ‘The Nice Guys’

By , Globe Staff

Featuring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, “The Nice Guys” plays like a coarser, brawnier retread of 2005’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”