Thursday, 28 August 2014


Is it ok to say it now? To say that there was rly no good reason for Jon Stewart to make a movie? Cos Rosewater's trailer makes it look self-consciously artsy, irritatingly glossy, insufferably preachy, and... is it racist to cast Dane Kim Bodnia as an Iranian? Well, probably not, but it sure smacks of typical American pigheadedness. A world premiere is on the cards at Telluride over the coming days, with a Canadian premiere at Toronto, so it's blatantly obvious Open Road Films thinks they've got an Oscar contender on their hands. You would, though, wouldn't you, quality be damned. Kk fine, I'll quit the prejudging and admit that I will see Rosewater, if only for Shohreh Aghdashloo.