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Shohreh Aghdashloo
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 with its limitations, the film works. Stewart has serious, dramatically astute talent behind the camera, as well as (big shock) a sense of humor. He's telling his fictionalized version of the story of Maziar Bahari, a London-based Iranian journalist and frequent BBC contributor covering the 2009 elections in Iran for Newsweek. Shortly after appearing in a "Daily Show" segment titled, cheekily,...