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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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Toni Erdmann

An honest and bizarre take on the parent/child relationship

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Rings

Japanese horror franchise reboot falls flat

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

Watch and prepare for your Oscar pool

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

A former actor finds faith in his hometown

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars

Vampires vs. werewolves (again)

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2017

One Piece Film: Gold

Japanese anime insanity

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2017

We Learned It by Watching Movies

A film primer for the best in wicked entertainment

Screens Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2016

Screens Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Fences

Denzel Washington scores big in August Wilson's great American play

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Jackie

A portrait of the First Lady in the aftermath of JFK's assassination

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Lion

An orphan's search for his birth mother gets an assist from Google Earth

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Force is strong with this one

Film Review, Dec. 15, 2016

Aliens “R” Us

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Herzog: The Collection

$119.99, www.shoutfactory.com

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

Music Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Incarnate

Demon possession thriller

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Slash

A sweet coming-of-age film set in the world of fan fiction

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Shut In

Naomi Watts stars in ho-hum thriller

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Nocturnal Animals

A dark meditation on regret and revenge

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Arrival

Introspective sci-fi drama packs a punch

Film Review, Nov. 10, 2016

Gimme Danger

Welcome to the fun house

Film Review, Nov. 10, 2016

Friday SOS Record Reviews

Hypercaffium Spazzinate

Music Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

Sunday SOS Record Reviews

Paradise

Music Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

Trolls

Banal plot mars this toy marketing scheme

Film Review, Nov. 3, 2016

Doctor Strange

The Doctor is out, far out

Film Review, Nov. 3, 2016

Antibirth

A party girl discovers she's pregnant

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Oasis: Supersonic

Britpop band looks back in anger

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

We Are X

Japanese rockers are the best band you've never heard of

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Tower

Austin-made doc re-creates the UT Tower massacre with stunningly powerful immediacy

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

In a Valley of Violence

Ti West takes a break from horror with this Ethan Hawke Western

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil

This horror sequel is vastly superior to its cheesy precursor

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

Austin Film Festival Review: Chronesthesia

The time-travel romance you’ve been waiting for (or is it just déjà vu?)

Screens Daily, Oct. 18, 2016 12:15 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Gimme Danger

A real cool time hanging in Iggy Pop’s fun house

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2016 1:15 PM

Austin Film Fest Review: Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

Cali comedy duo blow up some seriously sweet and smart doomsday heart

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2016 5:50 PM

Desierto

A most dangerous game in the desert

Film Review, Oct. 13, 2016

Denial

Holocaust courtroom drama parallels contemporary issues

Film Review, Oct. 13, 2016

Under the Shadow

A mother and her son are stuck in a war zone in this Iranian horror film

Film Review, Oct. 6, 2016

Demon

This astute Polish ghost movie is an instant genre classic

Film Review, Sep. 29, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton directs this film adaptation of the creepy kids' favorite

Film Review, Sep. 29, 2016

Fantastic Fest Review: The Lure

This all-singing, all-dancing Polish mermaid film has teeth

Screens Daily, Sep. 26, 2016 6:30 PM

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