Rafer Guzman is the film critic for Newsday and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. He is the co-host of the WNYC podcast "Movie Date" and a regular guest on the station's news show "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:
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Every week, the co-hosts of The Movie Date Podcast drop by to review the new releases hitting the box office.
Friday, November 20, 2015
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "The Secrets in Their Eyes," "The Night Before," and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review Love the Coopers, 33, By The Sea, and Spotlight. They also share some confessions.
Friday, November 06, 2015
This week's Movie Date podcast centers on a man named Bond, a boy named Brown, a borough called Brooklyn, and some women in Britain.
Friday, October 30, 2015
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review two movies about politics, one about zombies, and another about a very mean chef.
Friday, October 23, 2015
This week's Movie Date podcast includes a very special radio play acted out by Rafer, Kristen, Sean Rameswaram (of "Sideshow"), and Katie Bishop (of "Death, Sex & Money").
Friday, October 16, 2015
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Bridge of Spies," "Crimson Peak," and the new musical TV series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
Monday, October 12, 2015
We've all heard of Peter Pan and Steve Jobs and there have been plenty of movies about them both. Do we need two more?
Friday, October 02, 2015
This week, the co-hosts of the Movie Date Podcast review "The Walk" and "The Martian," and explain which horror movies are worth watching in October. And there's trivia!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
This week's Movie Date podcast is filled with lessons, some of which involve handkerchiefs, some which end in cannibalism.
Friday, September 18, 2015
What's it like being trapped in a maze? Kristen knows. What's it like being able to pronounce Dermot Mulroney's name? Rafer knows.
Friday, September 11, 2015
This week's podcast is all about grandparents and pastors. Some are good, some aren't so good, and some might just put you to sleep.
Friday, September 04, 2015
This week, Rafer and Kristen review "A Walk in the Woods" and "The Transporter Refueled," and answer a Movie Therapy question for everyone who cares about diversity in kids' films.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Today's episode of Movie Date is all about indecent movies, and it features special guest Dan Savage!
Friday, August 21, 2015
Two of this week's movies feature humans that have been programmed to be killing machines. Which, if either, is worth seeing?
Friday, August 14, 2015
This week's movies take us back in time, to 1986 and 1963. Which era would you rather live in?
Friday, August 07, 2015
What does it sound like when sheep sing? Is Ricki flashy? And is "The Fantastic Four" the worst action movie ever?
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Actor Joel Edgerton discuss his newest film, "The Gift," which centers on a man who was bullied in his youth, and shares stories about bullying from his own past.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Is this mission really impossible? Do we need another vacation? And why is William F. Buckley swearing at Gore Vidal?
Friday, July 31, 2015
The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including "Vacation" and "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation."