The Martian

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Ridley Scott films – ranked!
With The Last Duel out now, and House of Gucci at the end of the month, we rate the top 20 movies by the go-to director for swords, sandals, cyborgs and Sigourney

Peter Bradshaw

04, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sitting in a tin can: why sci-fi films are finally telling astronaut life like it is
New Netflix drama Stowaway is the latest in a crop of movies that suggests space travel is more random death and boredom than warp speed nine

Nicholas Barber

14, Apr, 2021 @11:54 AM

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From Panic Room to Cabin Fever: films about isolation, to watch in self-isolation
Our selection of must-see movies, whether you go it alone or hunker down with family or friends

Steve Rose

25, Mar, 2020 @1:51 PM

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‘When I think of Matt Damon, I think of gene editing’: scientists on their favourite sci-fi
Speculative fiction and real research have long fed into each other. Here, five leading scientists tell us about books and films that inspire them

Killian Fox

13, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Artemis by Andy Weir review – follow-up to The Martian
His self-published debut sold 5m copies. The follow-up offers the same flat, sweary prose, fistfights and scientific mini-lectures - on the moon

Adam Roberts

15, Nov, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Jason Bourne review – Matt Damon back in fun but forgettable action revamp
Paul Greengrass and his star have upped the tech and chucked in references to Snowden, but it’s basic Bourne that remains most persuasive

Peter Bradshaw

26, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Golden Globes change comedy rules after controversial win for The Martian
Trainwreck director Judd Apatow has last laugh after ‘dramas with comedic overtones’ are banned from next year’s best comedy or musical category

Ben Child

19, Apr, 2016 @10:33 AM

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From Titanic to The Revenant: why don’t movie stars learn from their characters?
Leonardo DiCaprio’s experience at the end of Titanic helped him survive The Revenant. The Martian enabled Matt Damon to do what he couldn’t in Interstellar. Look and learn, Domhnall Gleeson

Joe Queenan

14, Apr, 2016 @3:39 PM

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Oscar winners 2016: the full list from Spotlight to Leonardo DiCaprio
All the winners from the 88th Academy Awards, as they’re announced during the ceremony

Guardian film

29, Feb, 2016 @9:58 AM

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Oscars 2016: full list of Academy Award nominations
All the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, which take place at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood on 28 FebruaryMore on Oscars 2016

Guardian film

28, Feb, 2016 @12:52 PM

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A new chapter in cinema: why books are big at the 2016 Oscars
Film adaptations of Brooklyn, The Martian, The Revenant and Room are among the best picture nominees at this year’s Academy Awards as Hollywood shows its bookish side

Andrew Pulver

28, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Oscars 2016: forget best picture – who won the box-office battle?
They earned the attention of the Academy – but which nominees married critical acclaim and commercial success?

Charles Gant

25, Feb, 2016 @5:42 PM

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