What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Arrival’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Oscar regulations, with successful motion pictures like “Arrival” and “Hacksaw Ridge”; a Lifetime film starring Viola Davis, lately named very best supporting actress; and Octavia Spencer, a nominee, on “Saturday Evening Reside.”

What’s Streaming

Amy Adams in “Arrival.”

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ARRIVAL (2016) on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. A soulful linguist (Amy Adams) is enlisted to interpret the language of extraterrestrials soaring in huge, egglike ships in 12 places world wide and work out why they’re right here. The director, Denis Villeneuve, “likes giant tales with giant stakes, and he’s very professional at operating your nerves,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Instances about this adaptation of Ted Chiang’s “Tale of Your Existence.” However Ms. Adams, each inviting and opaque, “turns softness and quiet into heroic qualities, holding her voice low, modulated, and the use of stillness to attract you close to,” she added. “More and more, her stability turns into the very basis for the narrative, which serves its which means superbly.”

Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge.”

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HACKSAW RIDGE (2016) on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Andrew Garfield earned an Oscar nod as Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who refused to hold a gun however used to be awarded the Medal of Honor as an Military medic within the Struggle of Okinawa in Mel Gibson’s best-picture contender. (It gained for movie modifying and sound blending.) Mr. Gibson, “an in a position craftsman and a shrewd showman,” lacks…

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