Ty Burr's Watch List

Ty Burr
Movie recommendations and other cultural considerations from a critic with five decades in the trenches
Created 01 Jul 2021
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  • The Best Movies of 2021
    28 Dec 2021 • 14 min read • 8 6
    How do you account for the fact that with everything going down right now – a global pandemic that taunts us with endless mutations, barbarians at the gates of the capital, America divided and in some...
  • 🎁 Watch List Weekly Recap 12/24/21 🎄
    24 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 4 2
    This is the Friday recap of Ty Burr’s Watch List postings for the week. If you’d like to receive this weekly email ONLY, please go to your account page and under “Email notifications” uncheck every bo...
  • Neo Realism
    23 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    The Nut Graf1: “The Matrix Resurrections” (in theaters and on HBO Max, **1/2 stars out of ****) offers the novel sight of a director deconstructing her biggest hit. For the more thoughtful fans of the...
  • Five Movies the Whole Family Can Watch
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 7 3
    Earlier this week, I rattled off some Christmas movies, good and bad, with the help of a friend. Next week I’ll post my Best of 2021 list. I might try to squeak in a review of “The Matrix Resurrection...
  • Talking Xmas Movies with Amy Dickinson
    20 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 9 23
    One of my favorite writers out there in the digisphere — one of my favorite people, period — is Amy Dickinson, author, regular on the NPR quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!,” and the eminently sane ...
  • Watch List Weekly Recap 12/17/21
    17 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    This is the Friday recap of Ty Burr’s Watch List postings for the week. If you’d like to receive this weekly email ONLY, please go to your account page and under “Email notifications” uncheck every bo...
  • Mum's The Word
    17 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 4 2
    The Nut Graf1: “The Lost Daughter” (in theaters and on Netflix 12/31, **** out of ****) is an eerie psychological portrait of damaged motherhood, with great performances from Olivia Colman and Jessie ...
  • See Naples And Live
    15 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 4 1
    The Nut Graf1: Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God” (in theaters and on Netflix, ***1/2 stars out of ****) is “The Great Beauty” director’s most personal work to date, a charming and moving account of...
  • Some Notes On Swag
    14 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 5 3
    I have on my shelf a prized heirloom that I intend to pass along to future generations, who if they have any taste will fight over it like dogs. It is a plastic bubble filled with some sort of liquid ...
  • Watch List Weekly Recap 12/10/21
    10 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    This is the Friday recap of Ty Burr’s Watch List postings for the week. If you’d like to receive this weekly email ONLY, please go to your account page and under “Email notifications” uncheck every bo...
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