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Ty Burr has been a film critic for the Boston Globe since 2002. At the Boston Globe he reviews films alongside Wesley Morris.

Born in 1957, Burr studied film at Dartmouth Collegemarker and New York Universitymarker. Currently, he lives in Newton, Massachusettsmarker. Burr has written three books: The Hundred Greatest Movies of All Time, The Hundred Greatest Stars of All Time and The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together. The latter was published in February 2007 and offers recommendations of classic films to young viewers.

Burr is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics. Burr has written articles for the New York Times, Spin, The Boston Phoenix, and other publications. Some of the movies to which Burr has assigned his top ratings are Broken Flowers, Sideways and Million Dollar Baby. He began his career at Home Box Office in the 1980s, working as a Film Evaluator or in-house critic. From 1992 until 2002 he worked for Entertainment Weekly as the magazine's chief video critic. (Burr still contributes to the magazine occasionally.) Burr also makes appearances on NECN, MSNBC, and various local and national radio programs to discuss the latest movies.



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