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Ty Burr's Gods Like Us

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr's provocative new book Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame (Pantheon) traces the evolution of screen idols from Florence Lawrence (the Biograph Girl of 1909 — remember?) to Snooki. But he himself had a rou

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 12, 2012

The hub of film criticism?

In his deep survey, Gerald Peary hardly conceals his opinion that Boston is the epicenter of film criticism.
A peek into the  Phoenix archives
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 04, 2009

Kael? Sarris?

“Kael was a presence, a factor in how many of us do our jobs,” argued ’s Stephanie Zacharek.
The critics convene at the Coolidge
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 31, 2007

Thelma and Marty do the Coolidge

It was hard to tell who was more excited about the presence of Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Thursday night.
Schoonmaker and Scorsese in Brookline
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 18, 2007

For kids of all ages

In this spineless age of ours, what more rueful sight than a child maneuvering his/her cowed parents to some insulting CGI movie?
Ty Burr, plus Jean-Claude Brisseau
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 14, 2007

Morrissey Boulevard melancholia

The mood at the Boston Globe has been increasingly dismal since the turn of the millennium.
Amid the latest cutbacks, dejection reigns at the Globe
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 31, 2007



Famous punks lent their voices to a cartoonish retelling of the bloody ’60s saga.
John Roecker's Live Freaky, Die Freaky  does the Manson family  
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 24, 2006