Ty Burr is the film critic for the Boston Globe, a position he has held since July 2002. For ten years prior to that, he worked for Entertainment Weekly as the magazine's chief video critic, and also covered film, music, theater, books, and the internet. He began his career at Home Box Office in the 1980s, serving as an in-house "film evaluator" and helping to put Corey Haim movies on Cinemax.
Burr has written two books, "The Hundred Greatest Movies of All Time" (Time-Life Books, 1999) and "The Hundred Greatest Stars of All Time" (Time-Life Books, 1998) and has written articles on film and other subjects in the New York Times, Spin, the Boston Phoenix, and other publications.
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.