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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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Saying goodbye: ‘Mad Men,’ Letterman, B.B. King

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Farewells are hard in a culture that’s all about hello.

Movie Review

In ‘Good Kill,’ drone warfare comes close to home

By , Globe Staff

“Good Kill” is by necessity a grim piece of work, one that fields a powerful and unexpectedly terse performance from Ethan Hawke.

Movie Review

Surprises in store in ‘Tomorrowland’

By , Globe Staff

“Tomorrowland” soars with moments of visual wonder only to face-plant over issues of motivation, revelation, and plot.

Movie Review

Blythe Danner stars in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’

By , Globe Staff

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” grants its characters individuality in ways that are almost wholly free of cliché.