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, 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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Film Review: 'The Great Wall'

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. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, February 03, 2017

Reviews of "The Comedian," "The Space Between Us," and "The Salesman." 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, January 27, 2017

Reviews of "A Dog's Life", "Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey, and "Paterson", a film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.  

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Predictions For the 74th Golden Globe Awards

Friday, January 06, 2017

The 74th Golden Globe award ceremony will be live this Sunday. Here's what you should be watching for. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 30, 2016

Reviews of "Lion," "Hidden Figures," starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, and Martin Scorsese's "Silence."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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?"

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

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."

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