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November 27, 2015 Comment

Movies To See This Holiday Season

Film critic Ty Burr weighs the options, including “Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Legend,” “Spotlight,” “Spectre” and “Room.”

February 20, 2015 2 Comments

History As Told By Hollywood

Does a filmmaker’s version of events become what an audience remembers as history?

January 15, 2015 4 Comments

And The Oscar Nominees Are…

“Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” tied for the most Oscar nominations with nine nods each, including best picture.

December 29, 2014 Comment

Uncertain Heroes Are A Big Feature In Current Cinema

The Boston Globe’s film critic has noticed a trend in films this year: the conflicted hero who doesn’t consider his or her actions heroic.

November 28, 2014 Comment

4 Films For Your Holiday Weekend

Ty Burr recommends four films that “have something to say, that want to be discussed, that have a measure of artistry and craft to them.”

September 8, 2014 Comment

Ty Burr’s Take On The Toronto International Film Festival

Many films start generating Oscar buzz during the Toronto International Film Festival, which is going now.

August 12, 2014 6 Comments

Remembering Robin Williams

The brilliantly funny Oscar-winning actor and comedian committed suicide yesterday. He was 63.

July 24, 2014 6 Comments

Good Movies You Might Have Missed

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr shares a few of his recent favorite films, many of which escaped the attention of the public.

April 25, 2014 12 Comments

At The Movies, ‘God’s Not Dead’

Religious films, including “Noah,” “Heaven Is for Real,” “Son of God” and “God’s Not Dead” are dominating the box office.

February 26, 2014 4 Comments

Oscar Nominees That Won’t Win, But You Might Want to Watch

Film critic Ty Burr shares his list of nominated films and performances unlikely to win, but still worth checking out.

February 3, 2014 4 Comments

Remembering The Work Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

After the Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his New York City apartment, film critic Ty Burr joins us to remember some of the highlights of Hoffman’s career.

January 16, 2014 Comment

‘American Hustle’ And ‘Gravity’ Lead Oscar Nominations

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. “American Hustle” and “Gravity” are the top contenders.

December 11, 2013 2 Comments

Big Parts For Actresses In This Season’s Movies

Ty Burr, film critic for the Boston Globe, shares a rundown of the latest releases, several of which feature meaty and varied parts for actresses, and great performances.

November 27, 2013 Comment

New Films This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is the traditional start of the holiday movie season and Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr says there are some good films to finish out what’s been a strong year at the movies.

October 17, 2013 2 Comments

What Is The Draw Of The Lone Hero?

Recent films have all featured a protagonist who finds him or herself alone in a desperate situation. That got film critic Ty Burr thinking about what the lone hero might say about our current cultural moment.

October 7, 2013 Comment

Why Does ‘Gravity’ Have Such Pull?

Alfonso Cuaron’s stunning space adventure, “Gravity,” crushed October box office records with a $55.6 million North American weekend debut. What did Warner Bros. do right?

September 26, 2013 Comment

Hollywood Revs Up For Fall Films

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr says “we are in the fall serious season as opposed to the summer silly season.” He previews several films, including a couple of off-the-radar picks.

September 2, 2013 Comment

Nothing Went As Expected At The Box Office This Summer

This has been the summer of some spectacular bombs at the box office, most notably “The Lone Ranger.” But overall, the box office gross is expected to set a record of $4.7 billion.

August 15, 2013 Comment

Teen Romance Flicks Through The Ages

The new film “The Spectacular Now” has gotten Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr thinking about teen romance films through the years. He shares some of his favorites.

July 23, 2013 Comment

Women Not Just On The Sidelines In Summer Film

Women have been playing much more varied and interesting roles than the sidekicks usually found in summer fare, according to Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

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