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Rafer Guzman

Rafer Guzman is Newsday's film critic. He has also been Newsday's rock critic, a travel writer at The Wall Street Journal and music editor at the New Times Broward-Palm Beach.

He has a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. His interests include movies, music, writing about movies and music, and the search for some other kind of meaningful hobby.

Jon Stewart film 'Rosewater' slated for November

Jon Stewart at a taping of "The Daily

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The host of “The Daily Show” will make his writing and directing debut with “Rosewater” on Nov. 7. The film's distributor, Open Road Films, officially announced the release date Friday.

“Rosewater” is not a documentary but a narrative feature based on Mazair Behari's memoir “Then They Came for Me.” Gael Garcia Bernal will play Behari, a Canadian journalist arrested by Iranian authorities and...

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Kristen Stewart axed from 'Snow White and the Huntsman' sequel

Kristen Stewart on July 8, 2014. She won't

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Kristen Stewart, the star of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” the action-fantasy hit from 2012, has been dropped from the upcoming sequel.

Instead, “The Huntsman” will be an origin story of sorts that focuses on Chris Hemsworth's character, Eric, and the evil queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron, before they ever met Stewart's Snow White. Universal announced today that the film is slated...

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for an

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You probably know the actor, who's shown up in just about everything form “Star Trek: Into Darkness” to “August: Osage County.” But who's the guy he's playing?

To computer geeks and World War II buffs, Alan Turing is a heroic and tragic figure. A brilliant British mathematician, he was hired by the government to help crack the Germans' legendary Enigma codes, and in the process helped invent...

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