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

Every playlist tells a story

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Ty Burr wanted to restore not only what it felt like to be an adolescent but an adolescent boy in the Boston area during the late spring of 1972.

Movie Review

‘Nancy’ presents a mother and child reunion that is — or maybe isn’t

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Andrea Riseborough stars in the title role.

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Everyone’s favorite superhero family returns in ‘Incredibles 2’

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Pixar’s belated sequel to its 2004 original has a busy to-do list, and the result is a clattery affair that offers lectures alongside the fun.

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Making beautiful Pop music together

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Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons star in “Hearts Beat Loud.”