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Articles by Kelly Jane Torrance

Sage Advice

I've been sentenced to 150 years in prison. That's a pretty harsh punishment -- the judge even called me "evil" in giving it to me. I think it's actually too harsh. After all, I didn't commit a violent crime. I didn't assault anyone, and I didn't murder anyone. I was just trying to get rich. Isn't that the American way? Published July 1, 2009

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, is dead

UPDATED: An autopsy is being conducted Friday to determine what caused the death of Michael Jackson, the Motown child singing sensation who became the King of Pop and enthralled the world with his music, dancing and antics. Published June 26, 2009

BEYOND: Repeat himself? Not Frears

No filmmaker wants to be thought of as a one-trick pony, but few can claim to be as versatile as Stephen Frears. Published June 26, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Cheri'

Cinematic pleasures in the summer don't have to involve computer-generated robots, museum exhibits or starships. The frothy confection "Cheri" provides just as great an escape — albeit one not quite so sweet as you might expect. Published June 26, 2009

Sage Advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published June 24, 2009

Coppola free to indulge indie soul

The man who directed the third film on the American Film Institute's top-100 list — "The Godfather" was beaten only by "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca" — no longer wants to be thought of as the legend he is. Published June 19, 2009

Finding romance online

Romance happens to be one of the few fiction genres growing in this tough economy, thanks both to the novels' low cover prices and the yearning for escape from an era of sobering new economic limits. Published June 19, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tetro'

It is exceedingly brave for a man who directed such cinematic classics as "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" to embark on a new career as an experimental filmmaker at an age when most Americans have retired. Published June 19, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Departure'

It caused something of a stir when "Departures" won this year's Oscar for foreign-language film. Published June 19, 2009

Sage Advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published June 17, 2009

Media Room: DVD's just right for Dad

Father's Day is Sunday. After an afternoon barbecue, spend some quality time with dad with one of these recent DVD releases, all perfect gifts for the big day. Published June 16, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Away We Go'

Finally — Sam Mendes has made a movie with more than a note of optimism in it. Published June 12, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Merry Gentleman'

"The Merry Gentleman," Michael Keaton's directorial debut, might seem familiar territory for him. It has all the elements of the type of thriller in which he's played the bad guy before. Published June 12, 2009

Sage Advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published June 10, 2009

BEYOND: Back from the brink

"Easy Virtue" is a classic tale of culture clash between aristocratic England and brash America. The 1924 play was written by Noel Coward, a man equally comfortable in British high society and Las Vegas cabarets. Published June 5, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Adoration'

"Adoration" is a film both deeply intelligent and deeply felt, a mature addition to what might already be called one of the medium's most impressive bodies of work. Published June 5, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'My Life in Ruins'

Sometimes it seems no one in Hollywood is capable of learning a simple lesson: You can't replicate a sui generis success. Published June 5, 2009

Cooper on edge of fame

Bradley Cooper is not just a pretty face. But let's face it — it's primarily that pretty face that's going to make him a star. Published June 5, 2009

Sage advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published June 3, 2009