|Occupation Film critic, writer|
Name Ty Burr
|Role Film critic|
|Born 1957 (age 57–58)United States|
Education New York University, Dartmouth College
Books Gods Like Us: On Movie Sta, The 100 Greatest Movies of, The Best Old Movies for Famili, The 50 Movie Starter Kit
Film Critic Ty Burr on BU Tonight
Sturtevant Tice "Ty" Burr (born 1957) is an American film critic who writes for The Boston Globe.
Life and career
Burr has been the film critic for the Boston Globe since 2002. Born in 1957, he studied film at Dartmouth College and New York University.
He 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.
Burr is the son of Marjorie T. and Sturtevant Burr. He lives with his family in Newton, Massachusetts.