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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ and ‘Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio’


Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge.”

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“Hacksaw Ridge,” Mel Gibson’s Oscar-nominated tale of wartime resistance, comes to HBO. And Joe Berlinger investigates an unsolved case of vanishing Ohio women.

What’s on TV

HACKSAW RIDGE (2016) 8 p.m. on HBO. Andrew Garfield earned an Oscar nod as Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who refused to carry a gun but was awarded the Medal of Honor as an Army medic in the Battle of Okinawa in Mel Gibson’s best-picture contender. (It won for film editing and sound mixing.) Mr. Gibson, “an able craftsman and a shrewd showman,” lacks subtlety, and his “appetite for gore is without equal in modern Hollywood,” A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times. But this is nevertheless “a bluntly effective faith-and-flag war drama, the true story of a remarkable hero with a knot of moral tension at its center.”

RISK (2017) 9 p.m. on Showtime. Filming across six years, including the 2016 presidential election, the director Laura Poitras tells the evolving story of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. “The picture that emerges is complicated, unsettling and intriguingly ambivalent,” A. O. Scott wrote in The Times, and invites questions that “can’t yet be answered by a movie.” He added, “The one that haunted me most goes something like this: What if some of the organizations and individuals that seemed, not so long ago, to be pushing liberal democracy to live up to its potential were actually contributing to its demise?”


Yvonne Boggs, left, and Angela Clemente in “Gone.”

Robert Richman

GONE: THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF OHIO 9 p.m. on Spike. Starting in May 2014, six women in Chillicothe, Ohio, went missing over the course of 13 months. Four of them were later found dead. In this new series, the Emmy-winning documentarian Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost”) and Angela Clemente, an intelligence analyst, investigate the disappearance of these woman and several others from surrounding cities, as well as accusations of mishandling by the police.

What’s Streaming

VERBIER FESTIVAL 1 p.m. on medici.tv. Andras Schiff performs Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the resident chamber orchestra and Gabor Takacs-Nagy, its music director, from the Swiss Alps. Concerts and rehearsals will stream live through Aug. 6.


Angeliki Papoulia in “Alps.”

Kino Lorber

ALPS (2012) on Fandor. From Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of “The Lobster,” comes this tale about four people — the hospital employees known as Mont Blanc (Aris Servetalis) and Monte Rosa (Angeliki Papoulia), as well as a gymnast (Ariane Labed) and her coach (Johnny Vekris) — who impersonate dead people to help ease the grieving process of the bereaved. But then one begins to get a little too attached. “There is a lot of ambiguity about the boundaries between the real and what might be called the Alpine dimensions of interpersonal contact,” A. O. Scott wrote in The Times. “Mr. Lanthimos regards these questions as interesting puzzles, while Ms. Papoulia (an intense, quietly magnetic actress who also appeared in ‘Dogtooth’) brings an emotional ferocity that prevents the film from turning into an arch intellectual game. It is that, but when Monte Rosa is on screen, ‘Alps’ can be chilling rather than merely cold.”

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