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

The Oscars: Who’ll win, who should win, who shouldn’t

By and , Globe Staff

Ty Burr and Janice Page offer their Oscar picks.

Movie REview

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem team up for enjoyably melodramatic effect

By , Globe Staff

It’s the Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi’s first Spanish-language film.

Ty Burr

What’s worth streaming right now? Here are 10 suggestions.

By , Globe Staff

Titles range from the brand-new “High Flying Bird” to vintage African-American films.

Movie Review | ★ ★

Art and history clash in Oscar nominee ‘Never Look Away’

By , Globe Staff

It’s a suspense drama of former Nazis hiding in plain sight, a romance that has difficulty keeping its clothes on, a mystery that drops one shoe and never quite the other.