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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People, can we just try taking it slow, for a change?

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Turn down the volume, take a deep breath, and look beneath the infospew.

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ½

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ is a smart, funny, very scary night at the movies

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His follow-up to “Get Out” also does us all a great service by handing the talented Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o a genuine starring role.

Movie Review

Keira Knightley lights up post-WWII love triangle, ‘The Aftermath’

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Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard costar in the adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s book.

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Believe it or not, cartoonist Bill Griffith says, ‘Zippy the Pinhead’ was based on a real person

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The cartoonist’s classic character was inspired by a man named Schlitzie Surtees.