Ty Burr

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Author & Film Critic
Boston Globe

Ty Burr is a film critic for the Boston Globe and author of the critically acclaimed “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame” (Anchor) and the e-book “50 Movie Starter Kit: What to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About” (Random House). He has been at the Globe since 2002; before that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly. He began his career at Home Box Office in the 1980s, where he helped program the Cinemax pay-cable service.

Burr’s previous book, Burr’s previous book, “The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together,” was published by Anchor Books in February, 2007. He has also written articles on film and other subjects for the New York Times, Spin, the Boston Phoenix, and other publications. He regularly appears on such local and national media programs as WBUR’s “Here and Now” and WGBH’s “Greater Boston.” In addition, he is an adjunct professor in the Film & TV department at Boston University.

A member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics, Burr studied film at Dartmouth and New York University. He lives in Newton, MA.

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