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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MOVIE REVIEW

‘Force of Nature’ keeps you watching — and only partly in disbelief (and, yes, that guy with the beard is Mel Gibson)

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Cops and tenants are stranded in an apartment complex while A) a hurricane rages outside and B) a crew of armed killers tries to rob the place.

MOVIE REVIEW

Three cheers (and four stars): ‘Hamilton’ goes from Broadway to the screen

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, filmed in 2016, has been brought to Disney+ with intelligence and craft.

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With ‘Irresistible,’ writer-director Jon Stewart gets political — to a point

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Steve Carell plays a Democratic campaign strategist trying to get farmer Chris Cooper elected mayor; the movie’s glibly entertaining until the lectures about campaign corruption start.

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Dad rock, Steely Dan, and why there’s more there than meets the ear

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Steely Dan just pretended to be dad rock while playing a much longer and weirder game.