Ty's previous book, "The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together," was published by Anchor Books in February, 2007. Ty 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 WBURs Here and Now and WGBHs 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, Ty studied film at Dartmouth and New York University. He lives in Newton with his wife and two daughters.