Film critic and columnist

Ty Burr

Ty Burr is the Boston Globe’s film critic and cultural columnist. He has been at the paper since 2002. Prior to that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly and programmed movies for Home Box Office.

Burr is the author of “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame” (2012), “The Best Old Movies for Families” (2007), and the e-book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About” (2012). He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He lives in Newton, MA.

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Ty Burr

My playlist is possessed

By , Globe staff

One of the songs of the forgotten or never-known artists who haunt these music services long after they’ve died will turn up in my weekly Discovery playlist and I’ll feel a cold wind on my neck.

Movie Review

In ‘Christopher Robin,’ the story of a boy and a bear

By , Globe staff

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” explores how A.A. Milne invented Winnie-the-Pooh and thereby sacrificed the childhood of his son.

Ty Burr

What’s under the domes? Hope for a future

By , Globe Staff

There’s outside-the-box thinking inside the domes at City Hall Plaza. It’s a clear sign that HUBweek, in its third year, is coming together.

Movie Review

‘The Florida Project’: A girl grows in Orlando

By , Globe staff

The movie’s as heartbreaking and as true a portrait of modern America as the news will never show you.