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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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Straight Outta Compton

Picture about origins of rap group NWA shows off their snarly cool

Film Review, Aug. 13, 2015

Cop Car

Two boys go on the lam in Kevin Bacon's cop car

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2015

The Gift

Joel Edgerton moves to the director's chair for this white-knuckle suspenser

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2015


A Belgian riff on the pitch-black legend of the Honeymoon Killers

Film Review, Jul. 30, 2015

Who Let the Dogs Out?

A playlist for the dog days of summer

Music Feature, Jul. 16, 2015

Punk Trilogy Gets a Re-release

Penelope Spheeris speaks on her restored punk doc triptych

Screens Feature, Jul. 16, 2015


Doc about the life of Amy Winehouse is revelatory, amusing, and deeply devastating

Film Review, Jul. 9, 2015

Bad Education

The Tribe offers up a spellbinding look inside a Ukrainian school for the deaf

Screens Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

The Governator is back

Film Review, Jul. 2, 2015

Ted 2

Mark Wahlberg and the irrepressible Seth MacFarlane return for a sequel

Film Review, Jun. 25, 2015

Desolation Angel

Ana Lily Amirpour on the cult of cinema

Screens Feature, Jun. 25, 2015

The Wolfpack

This doc makes us privy to a family that's like none we've ever seen before

Film Review, Jun. 18, 2015

The Medium Is the Message

The co-director of Inside Out talks shop

Screens Feature, Jun. 18, 2015

Combat Rock

New doc unearths Cambodia's rock & roll spirit

Screens Feature, Jun. 18, 2015

Jurassic World

Bigger isn’t necessarily better

Film Review, Jun. 11, 2015

Moving Mountains

Turk and Christy Pipkin are keeping busy changing the world

Screens Feature, Jun. 11, 2015


The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody

Film Review, Jun. 4, 2015

When Marnie Was There

Will this ghost story be the final film from animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli?

Film Review, Jun. 4, 2015

Go Make Your Own Movie

Local filmmaker tackles the Big Boys

Screens Feature, Jun. 4, 2015

Read My Lips

Hardcore demanded history, so here it pounds

Music Feature, May. 28, 2015

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

Did anyone really ask for a third helping of this stomach-turning provocation?

Film Review, May. 28, 2015

San Andreas

This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw

Film Review, May. 28, 2015

Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow Returns

We're gonna need a bigger summer

Screens Daily, May. 21, 2015 7:00 AM

The Unwanted

Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire story Carmilla is given a Southern Gothic edge

Film Review, May. 21, 2015

Lambert & Stamp

Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were two would-be filmmakers who wound up managing the Who

Film Review, May. 14, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Glorious action cinema abounds on Fury Road

Film Review, May. 14, 2015


Screens Feature, May. 14, 2015

The Jesus & Mary Chain

Levitation interviews

Music Feature, May. 7, 2015

Arlo & Julie Puzzles Over Love

The Arlo & Julie team puts the pieces together

Screens Feature, May. 7, 2015

Monkey Kingdom

Disneynature doc profiles Sri Lanka's famed Temple Troop of toque macaques

Film Review, Apr. 23, 2015


Social media strikes back in this grisly teen horror

Film Review, Apr. 23, 2015

The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe stars in and directs this historical drama

Film Review, Apr. 23, 2015

An Honest Liar

Bio-doc about world-famous magician James "The Amazing" Randi

Film Review, Apr. 16, 2015

Filmmaking Sin Fronteras

In its 18th annual edition, Cine Las Americas presents an eclectic mix

Screens Feature, Apr. 16, 2015

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The “world’s first Iranian feminist vampire spaghetti western” is a spooky doozy

Film Review, Apr. 9, 2015


The director of The Saratov Approach is back with another true Mormon epic

Film Review, Apr. 9, 2015

Don Hertzfeldt's Digital Divide

Awards-sweeping "World of Tomorrow" is Don Hertzfeldt's first digital film

Screens Feature, Apr. 9, 2015

Furious 7

Furiouser and furiouser

Film Review, Apr. 2, 2015

The Hunting Ground

Doc exposes rape culture on the university campus

Film Review, Apr. 2, 2015

Not Fade Away

The evolution of the Blue Starlite Urban Drive-in

Screens Feature, Apr. 2, 2015

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