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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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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

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

Tower

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

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

Denial

Holocaust courtroom drama parallels contemporary issues

Film Review, Oct. 13, 2016

Desierto

A most dangerous game in the desert

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

Fantastic Fest Review: The Dwarves Must Be Crazy

Thai horror and comedy collide: butt-licking, bug-eating ensues

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2016 5:30 PM

Come What May

Period melodrama tells a story about German refugees in France in 1940

Film Review, Sep. 22, 2016

Starving the Beast

Doc exposes big money on campus

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

The Disappointments Room

Kate Beckinsale moves into a haunted house

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

Blair Witch

Stay out of the (noisy) woods

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

The Land

Teen skaters get caught up in the drug world

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

Snowden

Oliver Stone tackles the famous whistleblower

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

Sully

Eastwood's film tells the story of the "miracle on the Hudson"

Film Review, Sep. 8, 2016

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Natalie Portman adapts Amos Oz's acclaimed memoir

Film Review, Sep. 1, 2016

Richard Linklater: dream is destiny

Doc on local filmmaker is a thoughtful portrait

Film Review, Aug. 25, 2016

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The hunt for Adolf Eichmann

Film Review, Aug. 25, 2016

Phantom Boy

Hand-drawn animation is the hallmark of this animated French film

Film Review, Jul. 28, 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course

Latest entry of the series is overstuffed and meandering

Film Review, Jul. 21, 2016

Zero Days

Chilling cyber warfare doc explores the Stuxnet virus

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

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