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CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.
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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

Critic Bob Mondello says Mike Leigh's earthy new biopic about the famed British painter J.M.W Turner shows viewers the incandescent beauty of the world as Turner himself must have seen it.
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'Mr. Turner' About A Man Trying To Find His Place In The World

The new film from British director Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner, takes up an historical figure: iconic British painter JMW Turner. But it also incorporates another theme of Leigh's: the human story of the working person. Painting was Turner's job and he was as down to earth as a factory worker.
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Meryl Streep: The Fresh Air Interview

Meryl Streep won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. She talks about preparing for that role and how her perceptions of herself have changed over the years.
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The Strange World — And Life — Of 'Mr. Turner'

The biopic of landscape painter J. M. W. Turner depicts a man whose mind is barely engaged by anything other than his work. He's a mystery, and his art is magically indefinite — just like the movie.
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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.
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Risky Comedies Could Be In Jeopardy After 'Interview' Is Pulled

Audie Cornish talks with John Horn of KPCC's The Frame, about what Sony's decision to cancel The Interview means for Hollywood, freedom of speech and future artistic expression.
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How Much Will The Hack Cost Sony?

It's difficult to know what pulling The Interview from theaters will cost Sony Pictures. Estimates vary widely and Sony hasn't announced whether it will pursue an alternative plan to release the film. At a minimum, though, the $45 million Sony put up to make the move appears to be at risk. And there is an unquantifiable hit to the company's reputation.
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With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.
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The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?

The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.

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