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Marc Savlov

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Marc Savlov has been covering film, music, and pop culture for The Austin Chronicle since 1991. In 2009 he was named "Meanest Critic in America" by the Miller McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy (via aggregate film ratings derived from Metacritic et al). In 2011 he won "Best Film Critic" in the annual Austin Chronicle Best of Austin awards. Currently, he's prepping a non-fiction book and documentary about the punk rock scene in Thailand while attempting to learn Thai and master Adobe Final Cut Pro.

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Zero Days

Chilling cyber warfare doc explores the Stuxnet virus

Film Review, Jul. 21, 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course

Latest entry of the series is overstuffed and meandering

Film Review, Jul. 21, 2016

Back From the Dead

Stephen Romano cheats the grim reaper to launch Eibon Press

Screens Feature, Jul. 14, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

ID:R is probably everything you were expecting and less

Film Review, Jun. 30, 2016

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

The epic story of three kids inspired by Spielberg's adventure tale

Film Review, Jun. 16, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Green sewer-dwellers battle purple ooze. Big, dumb fun

Film Review, Jun. 9, 2016

The Conjuring 2

Semi-retired ghost hunters make a comeback in the second installment of James Wan's spooky series

Film Review, Jun. 9, 2016

Warcraft

No fun storming the castle in this lousy adaptation of the hit video game

Film Review, Jun. 9, 2016

Almost Holy

Doc chronicles one pastor's mission to keep Ukrainian kids off the street

Film Review, Jun. 2, 2016

Holy Hell

A cinematic chronicle of the Buddhafield cult and its participants

Film Review, May. 26, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a game! It's a movie!

Film Review, May. 19, 2016

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Seth Rogen learns that girls just want to have fun

Film Review, May. 19, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

Animated French steampunk fantasy is delightfully imaginative

Film Review, Apr. 7, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!!

Time moves on, but Richard Linklater's characters still walk and talk

Film Review, Mar. 31, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Overwrought take on DC Comics’ two most popular characters

Film Review, Mar. 24, 2016

Eye in the Sky

Helen Mirren is a British colonel engaged in modern drone warfare

Film Review, Mar. 24, 2016

BBC Music Introducing/PRS for Music Foundation

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

V-ROX

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane

Unrelated Cloverfield follow-up is a dandy suspenser

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

The Brothers Grimsby

Sacha Baron Cohen's spy comedy goes awry

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

SXSW Film Review: The Bandit

More like The Badasses, actually

Screens Daily, Mar. 15, 2016 1:15 PM

SXSW Interactive: Big Data & the Presidency

Think your Facebook feed and Twitterisms don’t matter? Think again.

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2016 8:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: In a Valley of Violence

Ti West and Ethan Hawke deliver a brutally entertaining Western

Screens Daily, Mar. 12, 2016 10:45 PM

SXSW Film Review: Beware the Slenderman

Doc examines notorious teen stabbing

Screens Daily, Mar. 12, 2016 12:30 PM

Tuesday SXSW Showcases

First night hangs – showcases!

Music Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

The Club

Chile's Oscar nominee is a dark drama about pedophile priests

Film Review, Mar. 10, 2016

Acid-Laced Sun Kisses

Hippies, LSD, and the Brotherhood of Eternal Love in Orange Sunshine

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

You Can't Go Home Again

Two old friends reunite in Donald Cried

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

Dead Man's Curse

Simon Rumley mines horror from a real-life death row case

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s

Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe's superb history Satanic Panic revives the Eighties in all its fearful hysteria Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe's superb history revives the Eighties in all its fearful hysteria

Arts Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

The Boy and the Beast

Japanese anime film is a fully immersive experience

Film Review, Mar. 3, 2016

London Has Fallen

This jingoistic blow-’em-up takes no prisoners

Film Review, Mar. 3, 2016

Zootopia

These animated Disney critters are fun, topical, and inclusive

Film Review, Mar. 3, 2016

Risen

A Roman soldier is sent to track a rumor about the Christ's resurrection

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2016

Only Yesterday

Animated Japanese film about a woman reflecting on her childhood

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2016

Son of Saul

Hungarian Oscar entry finds original way to present a Holocaust drama

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2016

East Texas Noir

Joe R. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard get a swampy series

Screens Feature, Feb. 25, 2016

The Witch

Madness, mayhem, and witchcraft beset a family in 1630s New England

Film Review, Feb. 18, 2016

Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore finds American idealism alive and well – abroad

Film Review, Feb. 11, 2016

The Choice

Nicholas Sparks' romantic yearnings once again flood our screens

Film Review, Feb. 11, 2016

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