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

Should you read the book before you watch the movie?

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“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is the latest example: Should you read before you watch?

Movie REview

Cate Blanchett makes a break for it in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

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Richard Linklater has adapted Maria Semple’s best-selling novel.

Movie Review

In ‘Blinded by the Light,’ it’s Springsteen as salvation

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The singer’s songs fuel the inspirational drama, set in ’80s England.

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ½

In ‘The Nightingale,’ a bloody past confronts a complacent present

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“The Nightingale” is an epic revenger’s tragedy about a brutalized Irishwoman in 19th-century Tasmania tracking a British officer through the wilderness with the aid of an Aboriginal guide.