Jon Stewart

Irresistible Review: Not Pointless, but Dulled

If ever there was a time we needed Jon Stewart’s biting political commentary, it is now. The funny man turned filmmaker turns his attention to the absurdity of US elections in his second time in the director’s chair with Irresistible, though his teeth are not as sharp as they used to be.  The film’s opening […]

Rosewater Review

With his directorial debut Rosewater, Jon Stewart shows great promise as a storyteller, but needs practice as a director.

TIFF 2014: Rosewater Review

Rosewater Special Presentations As a first time feature director, television personality Jon Stewart still has a bit to learn. As a writer, however, he has constructed a taut and thoughtful drama based on the true story of imprisoned British journalist Maziar Bahari. Bahari (played here in an understated and dignified turn from Gael Garcia Bernal) […]