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.
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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.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Reviews of "The Comedian," "The Space Between Us," and "The Salesman."
Friday, January 27, 2017
Reviews of "A Dog's Life", "Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey, and "Paterson", a film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Reviews of the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including the action movie "Monster Trucks," and the horror flick "The Bye Bye Man."
Friday, January 06, 2017
The 74th Golden Globe award ceremony will be live this Sunday. Here's what you should be watching for.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Reviews of "Lion," "Hidden Figures," starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, and Martin Scorsese's "Silence."
Friday, December 16, 2016
Reviews of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Collateral Beauty" starring Will Smith, and "Fences" with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Reviews of the musical "La La Land," starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and the raunchy comedy "Office Christmas Party," featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.
Friday, December 02, 2016
Reviews of the Jackie Kennedy bio-pic "Jackie," starring Natalie Portman, and a look ahead to some of December's big releases.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Reviews of the science-fiction film, 'Arrival' starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner and the dysfunctional-family comedy, 'Almost Christmas,' and Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Reviews of Ron Howard's new film "Inferno," which stars Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, and "American Pastoral," which features Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Reviews of the Tom Cruise action sequel "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," the espionage comedy "Keeping Up with the Joneses," and the documentary "Michael Moore in TrumpLand."
Friday, October 14, 2016
Reviews of the Ben Affleck starring thriller, "The Accountant," the Holocaust denier drama "Denial," and the stand-up film "Kevin Hart: Now What?"
Friday, September 30, 2016
Reviews of the biographical disaster thriller "Deepwater Horizon," the adventure fantasy film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," and the revenge comedy "The Dressmaker."
Friday, September 16, 2016
Reviews of the Joseph Gordon Levitt's film "Snowden," our next guilty pleasure "Bridget Jones's Baby," and the "Blair Witch Project" reboot "Blair Witch."
Friday, September 09, 2016
Reviews of the new Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks film "Sully," the Jerry Lewis drama-comedy "Max Rose," and the animated children's film "The Wild Life."
Friday, September 02, 2016
Worth a watch? Film critic Rafer Guzman reviews "Morgan" and "The Light Between Oceans."
Friday, August 12, 2016
"Outsider music" is a loaded term often used by cultural insiders and snobs. But who are we to say what’s bad or good? In fact, some of the bad is very good.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Reviews of the Meryl Streep dramedy "Florence Foster Jenkins," Disney's new adventure film "Pete’s Dragon," and the R-rated animated comedy "Sausage Party."
Friday, August 05, 2016
Reviews of the star-packed action film "Suicide Squad" and the new drama "Indignation."