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.

Latest stories

Listening to the Beatles’ White Album, 50 years later

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The album officially titled “The Beatles” gets a spectacular 50th-anniversary reissue.

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Stan Lee helped trap us in eternal adolescence

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Thanks in part to the Marvel Comics legend, Hollywood makes ridiculous money convincing audiences never to grow up. And why would we when the real world is such a disastrous mess?

Movie REview

In ‘The Front Runner,’ sex scandal meets presidential campaign

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Hugh Jackman stars as presidential candidate Gary Hart in a 1980s political tale that feels very prophetic.

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The Coen brothers head out West with ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

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James Franco, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, and Liam Neeson are among the stars in this film anthology, whose tales range from the brutally funny to the merely brutal.