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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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New England roots run deep among Oscar nominees

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Several movies that are nominated have a New England connection.

Who will win an Oscar? Who should?

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Will “La La Land” sweep the Academy Awards? Critics Ty Burr and Janice Page discuss the movie’s dominance, and who could spoil it.

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Oscar nominee ‘Toni Erdmann’ is a shaggy dad story

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In this German comedy, the family that’s embarrassed together may or may not stay together.

Classic comedy album a Firesign of the times

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A 1970 LP by the counter-culture comedy troupe has contemporary resonance.