Rafer Guzman

Takeaway Film Contributor

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:

Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, September 15, 2017

Reviews of "Mother!" starring Jennifer Lawrence, "American Assassin" with Michael Keaton, and "First They Killed My Father," directed by Angelina Jolie. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, August 18, 2017

Reviews of the new films hitting the box office this weekend, including "Logan Lucky" and "Patti Cake$."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Film Review: 'The Dark Tower'

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. 

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Faith and Parenthood in an Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Neighborhood

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.

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Films to Catch and Skip at The Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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." 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, July 07, 2017

Film critic Rafer Guzman reviews "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "The Big Sick," and "Maudie."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, June 30, 2017

Reviews of "Baby Driver," directed by Edgar Wright, and "Despicable Me 3," starring those diminutive Minions.

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Films to Catch and Skip at The Box Office This Weekend

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.

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Films to Catch and Skip at The Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at The Box Office This Weekend

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." 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, April 21, 2017

Reviews of the historical dramas "The Promise" and "The Lost City of Z," and the Disneynature documentary "Born in China."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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How History Shapes the Horror Movies We Love to Fear

Friday, March 10, 2017

Here's how our historical anxieties have shaped some of the world's greatest horror films. 

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