Rafer Guzman is the film critic for Newsday and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. He is a regular guest on The Takeaway.
Rafer has also been heard on "Soundcheck," "The Brian Lehrer Show" and the New York broadcast of "All Things Considered." On television, he is a frequent guest on NY1's "Talking Pictures on Demand."
He was previously a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered travel and tourism, before joining Newsday as a rock critic in 2002. He has written about music for publications small and large, including Rolling Stone, Blender, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The East Bay Express, The Buffalo News, The San Jose Metro, the New Times papers and Option magazine.
Rafer earned a bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley and graduated with honors from Columbia University's School of Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Rafer Guzman appears in the following:
Friday, August 18, 2017
Reviews of the new films hitting the box office this weekend, including "Logan Lucky" and "Patti Cake$."
Friday, August 11, 2017
Reviews of "The Glass Castle," a family drama; "Step," a new dance documentary; the horror film "Annabelle: Creation"; and the animated sequel "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature."
Friday, August 04, 2017
A review of "The Dark Tower," a Stephen King movie adaptation that brings Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey together in an eternal battle of good and evil.
Friday, July 28, 2017
"Menashe" offers a window into the secretive, self-contained Borough Park neighborhood and the life of one ultra-Orthodox Jewish father.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Reviews of Kathryn Bigelow's docudrama, "Detroit," the Charlize Theron-led thriller, "Atomic Blonde," and Al Gore's new documentary, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power."
Friday, July 21, 2017
Reviews of the new films hitting the box office this weekend, including "Dunkirk," the comedy "Girls Trip," and the sci-fi adventure "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."
Friday, July 14, 2017
Reviews of the new films hitting the box office this weekend, including the action flick "War for the Planet of the Apes," and the horror movie "Wish Upon."
Friday, July 07, 2017
Film critic Rafer Guzman reviews "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "The Big Sick," and "Maudie."
Friday, June 30, 2017
Reviews of "Baby Driver," directed by Edgar Wright, and "Despicable Me 3," starring those diminutive Minions.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Reviews of "The Last Knight," the fifth movie in "Transformers" franchise, and Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled," a reboot of the 1971 film.
Friday, June 09, 2017
Reviews of the 2017 reboot of the famous action franchise "The Mummy," the psychological horror film "It Comes at Night," and the biographical military film "Megan Leavey."
Friday, June 02, 2017
Reviews of the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including the animated children's film "Captain Underpants," and the big-budget action movie "Wonder Woman."
Friday, May 19, 2017
Reviews of the romantic comedy "The Lovers," the children's movie "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," and the highly-anticipated action film "Alien: Covenant."
Friday, May 12, 2017
Reviews of the fantasy-action film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," the comedy "Snatched," the war film "The Wall," and the drama "Lowriders."
Friday, April 21, 2017
Reviews of the historical dramas "The Promise" and "The Lost City of Z," and the Disneynature documentary "Born in China."
Friday, April 14, 2017
Reviews of this week’s big new releases, including the action sequel "The Fate of the Furious," the science-fiction comedy "Colossal," and the British drama "Their Finest."
Friday, March 31, 2017
Reviews of the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Ghost in the Shell," "The Boss Baby," and "The Zookeeper's Wife."
Friday, March 17, 2017
Reviews of the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Beauty and the Beast," "The Belko Experiment," and "Personal Shopper."
Friday, March 10, 2017
Here's how our historical anxieties have shaped some of the world's greatest horror films.
Friday, February 17, 2017
In the United States, many say the casting of actor Matt Damon in the action movie "The Great Wall" presents yet another example of Hollywood white-washing. But others disagree.