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

TV owners unite: Stop the Soap Opera Effect!

By , Globe Staff

Many TVs have a setting that may be hazardous to movie watching.

Movie Review

‘Love, Gilda’ celebrates Gilda Radner

By , Globe staff

“Love, Gilda” celebrates Gilda Radner.

★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

Lizzie Borden, and her ax, come to the big screen

By , Globe staff

The movie makes an empathetic case for Borden as an intelligent, passionate woman so stifled by her father that she lashed out (and then some).

Movie Review

In ‘Blaze,’ a winning view of a beautiful loser

By , Globe staff

“Blaze” is Ethan Hawke’s fourth and best feature as a director; it’s immensely touching, and only deceptively shapeless.