Movies

“Rosewater”

“Rosewater”

“Rosewater,” Jon Stewart’s uplifting directorial debut about solitary confinement, follows the capture and imprisonment of Maziar Bahari, a real journalist who was held on suspicion of being a CIA spy after the 2009 Iranian presidential election. The Canadian-Iranian reporter on assignment for Newsweek really did get scooped up, held for months and interrogated, roughly, for […]

“Dumb and Dumber To”

“Dumb and Dumber To”

“Dumb and Dumber To,” the sequel no one wanted for the past 20 years, is pretty asinine even by the standards of a movie with a misspelling and the word “dumb” twice in its title. It makes children who sound too young to be at a PG-13 movie laugh aloud in dark theaters, so it […]

“Interstellar”

“Interstellar”

Few working directors are better than Christopher Nolan at marrying the popcorn pic with a mind-warping big concept. “Memento” mashed a crime noir into a memory puzzle that put time on a yo-yo. “Inception” folded the heist movie into a stack of dreamscapes, embedding Leonardo DiCaprio in a piece of conceptual pop art. Three Batman […]