June 22, 2009
RT on DVD: Waltz with a Shopaholic Pink Panther in Wonderland
There's something for everyone this week on DVD, starting with an Oscar-nominated animated documentary (Waltz with Bashir), a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced chick flick (Confessions of a Shopaholic), and a disappointing adaptation of a bestselling family fantasy (Inkheart, starring Brendan Fraser). Foreign film fanatics have a well-received import to watch (Alice's House, from Brazil), while an international cast can't save Steve Martin's latest slapstick (The Pink Panther 2). Criterion releases a French New Wave classic conundrum (Last Year at Marienbad on Blu-ray), Elle Fanning gets a star vehicle (Phoebe in Wonderland), we get twice the Crispin Glover than usual (Simon Says, in which he plays twin psychos), and Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman team up to show that "direct-to-DVD" doesn't always equal terrible (The Code, directed by Mimi Leder).
November 17, 2008
Waltz with Bashir - David Polonsky's Visual Companion
Waltz with Bashir's art director and illustrator David Polonsky was responsible for over 80% of the drawings that became the bedrock for the film's unique look, and gives RT an exclusive tour through a selection of the film's powerful images.