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  • 'Rosewater' finds Jon Stewart in solidly serious mode

     'Rosewater' finds Jon Stewart in solidly serious mode
    Jon Stewart has made such a career out of mocking the news that it's a bit of a shock to find that "Rosewater," his debut film as a writer-director, is so earnest and straightforward you'd guess it was directed by Dan Rather and not the host of Comedy Central's congenitally irreverent "The Daily Show."
  • Review: 'Rosewater'

    Review: 'Rosewater'
    How many casual American moviegoers would be interested in "Rosewater" if an unknown Jon had written and directed it, instead of Jon Stewart, famous "Daily Show" host and first-time feature filmmaker? Well, Stewart did direct "Rosewater," and even...

    Stewart sets aside his snarky baggage to film and sell 'Rosewater'

    Discussions of "Rosewater," the film directing debut of "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, bring to mind Dustin Hoffman's famous line about "Ishtar." "A baby isn't born knowing how rich his parents are." Not that "Rosewater," earning respectful and generous...

    The serious 'Rosewater' started out as a lark

    The serious 'Rosewater' started out as a lark
    It was easy for Maziar Bahari and Jon Stewart to laugh now. They were sharing a table in the shade of oak trees at the annual film festival here, where their movie, "Rosewater," had just screened to five sellout audiences over Labor Day weekend. An...

    TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?

    TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?
    Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie "Rosewater" at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself. "I hate to jump in, but I loved your piece on Ferguson,"...