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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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Movie Review

When chess is more than just a game

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In “Queen of Katwe,” it’s check and mate for a Ugandan girl.

Ty Burr

Can buzz spoil a movie?

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We live in a whirling media culture in which experience arrives pre-tested, pre-digested, judged, and signed off on.

Ty Burr

Most of 2016’s movies have been soulless, noisy, and dull

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Commercial blockbusters still exist and they still make obscene amounts of money, but they matter less and less.

Movie Review

‘Magnificent Seven’ is an acceptable remake of an acceptable remake

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Denzel Washington owns the movie, carrying himself with an authority worthy of John Wayne in his prime.