If the title "Up the Yangtze!" suggests "up a creek!," it's no coincidence.
"War Dance" has a foot in two movie camps: One is the sadly unceasing number of stories about African tragedy, the other the unstoppable parade of films about kids competing in spelling…
Words on a Scrabble board trigger memories of surreptitious glances and near meetings in ambitious, beautifully played meditation on the cross-currents of two lives that barely touch yet seem…
The delicate art of reupholstery, as it applies to furniture and human relationships, gives weight to the comic machinations of "The Puffy Chair," the smart and painfully funny debut feature by…
A dazzling work of non-fiction cinema, Eugenio Polgovsky's "Tropic of Cancer" brings an artist's eye to the hard-scrabble existence of families who survive by selling desert plants and animals by the…
The 53-year-old word game Scrabble has suddenly become a hot property, with Curtis Hanson and partner Carol Fenelon optioning Stefan Fatsis' nonfiction book "Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius…
NBC has confirmed its acquisition of Paramount's new daytime talkshow teaming "Entertainment Tonight's" John Tesh and Leeza Gibbons, as reported (Daily Variety, Nov. 3), to premiere next June.