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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Movie Review

‘Museo’ looks back at a notorious art heist

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The star, a deceptively elfin Gael García Bernal, is one of the chief attractions of the movie.

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‘Green Book’ and ‘Roma’ raise unexpected questions

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Audience assumptions become part of the viewing experience.

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Chilly Scandinavian tale ‘Border’ is both strange and beguiling

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Is it horror? Drama? Love story? Allegory?

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Louis C.K.: This is funny?

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A recent routine, heard on a YouTube audio, is often painfully clueless.