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

November 10, 2014 3:58 PM

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Discussions of "Rosewater," the film directing debut of "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, bring to mind Dustin Hoffman's famous line about "Ishtar."

Not that "Rosewater," earning respectful and generous reviews from critics at home and abroad, is anything like "Ishtar," a famous big budget flop stuffed with Oscar winners. But the sometimes controversial comic and political scold Stewart threatens to overshadow his film about an Iranian Newsweek ...

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