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:

Football Films to Catch or Drop This Super Bowl Weekend

Friday, February 02, 2018

Ahead of this Super Bowl weekend, a look at some of the best (or worst?) football movies ever made.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, January 26, 2018

Reviews of the new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" and the sleeper hit, "Den of Thieves." 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, January 19, 2018

Reviews of the new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Forever My Girl" and "12 Strong." 

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2018 Golden Globes: #MeToo Comes to the Awards Circuit

Friday, January 05, 2018

The Golden Globes are this Sunday, but watchers are talking more about the politics around the awards ceremony and the #MeToo movement than who the winners and losers might be.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 29, 2017

Reviews of the new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Molly's Game," "Phantom Thread" and "All The Money in the World." 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 22, 2017

Reviews of "Downsizing," starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig; "The Post," starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks; and "Pitch Perfect 3," starring Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 15, 2017

Reviews of the most hotly anticipated movie of the holiday season, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," as well as likely Oscar contender, "Call Me By Your Name," starring Armie Hammer. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 01, 2017

A look at this week’s big movie releases, including the fantasy drama "The Shape of Water," which is gaining Oscar buzz, and "The Disaster Artist," a comedy directed by James Franco. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, November 03, 2017

A look at the big releases hitting movie screens this weekend, including "Thor: Ragnarok," the latest in Marvel's superhero series, and the biopic "LBJ" starring Woody Harrelson.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, October 27, 2017

A look at the big releases hitting movie screens this weekend, including "Suburbicon," directed by George Clooney, and "Thank You for Your Service," starring Miles Teller. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, October 06, 2017

A look at the eagerly anticipated sci-fi sequel "Blade Runner 2049," and the drama "The Mountain Between Us," starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, September 29, 2017

Reviews of the new drama "Victoria and Abdul," the action flick "American Made," and the new Netflix original, "Our Souls at Night."

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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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