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'Rosewater': Jon Stewart scores solid reviews in directing debut
'Rosewater': Jon Stewart scores solid reviews in directing debut

Just in case the whole "Daily Show" thing doesn't work out, Jon Stewart may have a promising backup career. The talk-show host makes his feature writing and directing debut with the political drama "Rosewater" (opening Friday), and many initial reviews have commended his sure hand in bringing the story of Maziar Bahari, a journalist accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran for 118 days, to the screen. The Washington Post's Michael O'Sullivan says: "'Rosewater' is a harrowing and inspirational survival story. But it also gives off more than a whiff of dark comedy — one whose subject is bureaucracy and the banality of evil."...

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