This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, Diana Bang, as Sook, Seth Rogen, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater. That attack came without warning, and there was no precedent for such mass violence against a U.S. movie audience. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)

“The Interview” will go down as the satire that provoked an authoritarian dictatorship, roiled Sony Pictures in a massive hacking attack and prompted new questions of cyber warfare, corporate self-censorship and comedic audacity.

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Carmen Ejogo portrays Coretta Scott King in a scene from "Selma." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)

DuVernay, a former publicist with two low-budget dramas to her name, dramatizes the events around the 1965 Civil Rights march through Alabama, from Selma to Montgomery, with a straightness of purpose befitting the famous protest’s direct path.

In this image released by The Weinstein Company, Amy Adams appears in a scene from "Big Eyes." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Leah Gallo)

It would have been nice if Burton explored that concept more deeply, but what he’s given us is enjoyable and engaging: A visually stunning (no surprise there) evocation of the San Francisco art scene in the ’60s, and an absorbing portrait of a disturbing marriage.

DENVER | At least two Colorado movie theaters in Colorado say they will be offering showings of “The Interview” on Christmas Day. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton and the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins have announced showings of the Sony Pictures comedy that has ignited an international incident with North Korea. Sony has authorized theaters […]

Brandon Delaney, general manager of the Plaza Theatre, in Atlanta, Ga., finishes hanging the marquis Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 to announce that the theatre will be showing "The Interview."  “The Interview” was put back into theaters Tuesday when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited Christmas Day theatrical release for the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its cancelled release. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)

“We play a lot of controversial pictures, things I don’t necessarily agree with, but I will never censor them,” he said. “It’s not for me to decide. It’s for the customer to decide. If they want to come, they’ll spend their money. If they don’t, that’s their choice. It should not be the choice of somebody from North Korea or China or anywhere else.”