The Martian

Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, Nick Mohammed, Chen Shu, Eddy Ko, Enzo Cilenti, Jonathan Aris, Gruffudd Glyn, Naomi Scott

Oscar Nominations: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Matt Damon); Best Adapted Screenplay (Drew Goddard); Best Production Design; Best Visual Effects; Best Sound Mixing; Best Sound Editing

A Word from the Guise: The Martian is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. It’s not quite my favourite of the year, that coveted spot still being held by Inside Out, but it’s up there. The script is clever. The cast is flawless. And the brutal, unforgiving Martian terrain is gorgeous.