We are pleased to announce our selections for the best films we saw this year. As you head into the holidays, The Octavian Report film list makes great year-end watching wherever you may be — and these movies make great gifts, if you are still scrambling.

A Private War — Matthew Heinman, 2018

Syria is top of mind this week, making Heinman’s amazing first narrative feature more powerful than ever. The true life story of Marie Colvin, a contemporary...

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The Battle for Pluto

Pluto has been the subject of recent controversy, with scientists demoting it from plant to dwarf planet. Philip Metzger, a planetary physicist as the University of Central Florida, says this new classification is dead wrong.

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