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Marc Savlov

TWITTER: @savlovauschron

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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Fantastic Fest: Ten Years, Ten Unforgettable Moments

Screens Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

The Drop

Based on a Dennis Lehane story, this disappointing crime drama costars James Gandolfini in his last role.

Film Review, Sep. 11, 2014

Love Is Strange

Heartfelt, seriocomic romance about two longtime partners who wed after 40 years, then discover all is not bliss.

Film Review, Sep. 11, 2014


This story about a damaged, young woman mired in the mundanities of boarding-school life is utterly bloodless.

Film Review, Sep. 4, 2014

The Dance of Reality

Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first feature in 23 years is a labor of mad, passionate love

Film Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Jodorowsky's Dune

What's tantalizing but never was? This Fantastic Fest award-winner talks with the famed surrealist and others about their plans for this aborted project.

Film Review, May. 8, 2014

Explosions in the Sky Debuts in Bangkok

Thailand’s capital is not a cold dead place

Music Daily, May. 6, 2014 11:30 AM

Tilda Swinton and Jim Jarmusch Go Together Like Cream

The actress dishes on ‘Only Lovers Left Alive'

Screens Daily, Apr. 24, 2014 8:00 AM

Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson is the blank alien who prowls for earthmen in this spare and disorienting genre smash-up.

Film Review, Apr. 17, 2014


A dark force lurks in the looking glass in this paranormal outing that's a notch above, but barely.

Film Review, Apr. 10, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

One of the better offerings from Marvel’s growing multimedia omniverse, this film gives fans plenty to chew on.

Film Review, Apr. 3, 2014

Nymphomaniac: Volume 2

Second verse, not as good as the first.

Film Review, Apr. 3, 2014

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

Lars von Trier's latest provocation is more meditation than outright flagellation.

Film Review, Mar. 27, 2014

Cheap Thrills

This grisly, dark comedy is last year's winner of Fantastic Fest's Midnighters Audience Award.

Film Review, Mar. 20, 2014

Tim's Vermeer

Vermeer must have painted by using a camera obscura and Tim Jenison spends four years proving the method in this fascinating documentary by Penn & Teller.

Film Review, Mar. 20, 2014

'The Dance of Reality'

Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014


Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'Among the Living'

'Stand by Me' and then die by me

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2014 4:12 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'The Dance of Reality'

The fantastical director's first foray in 23 years is a family affair

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 11:43 AM

Get Caught in a Webb

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

Steadman as He Goes

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

Steadman as He Goes

Ralph Steadman Skypes in to SXSW

SXSW Daily, Mar. 10, 2014 4:37 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Pulp'

No William Shatner here, mind you

SXSW Daily, Mar. 10, 2014 12:45 PM

Get Caught in a Webb

Highlights from Marc Webb's keynote address

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 3:06 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Wetlands'

German import gives new, improved meaning to 'pain in the ass'

SXSW Daily, Mar. 8, 2014 1:46 PM

300: Rise of an Empire

Better than the first movie, this sequel is a more deserving Aegean “epic.”

Film Review, Mar. 6, 2014

Grand Piano

Elijah Wood and John Cusack play cat and mouse in this concert-stage suspense dazzler.

Film Review, Mar. 6, 2014

About a Boy

On Aaron Swartz, the NSA, and the complicated story of digital reality

Screens Feature, Mar. 6, 2014


3-D Russian film about the bloody Battle of Stalingrad.

Film Review, Feb. 27, 2014

The Wind Rises

The swan song of master animator Hayao Miyazaki appeals to the head and heart.

Film Review, Feb. 27, 2014


A gladiator slave must rescue his secret love before Vesuvius erupts.

Film Review, Feb. 27, 2014

Vampire Academy

This month's flavor in the teen vampire continuum.

Film Review, Feb. 13, 2014


The Koyaanisqatsi director is back with his latest stream-of-vision meditation.

Film Review, Feb. 13, 2014

Winter's Tale

Neither Colin Farrell's charms nor Will Smith as the Devil can rescue this soggy valentine.

Film Review, Feb. 13, 2014

A Field in England

The most enticingly original film to come out of the UK this year is told in crisp, trippy, black and white.

Film Review, Feb. 6, 2014

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action

Short films come in nice packages.

Film Review, Feb. 6, 2014

I, Frankenstein

Aaron Eckhart stars as a modern-day Frankenstein, who faces off against supernatural creatures in this film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux.

Film Review, Jan. 30, 2014

Devil's Due

She's having an unholy baby - but isn't that every pregnant woman's fear? The only new ingredient in this horror setup is the found-footage element.

Film Review, Jan. 23, 2014

Wrong Cops

French musician-filmmaker-writer-editor Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) returns with more lo-fi absurdism.

Film Review, Jan. 16, 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

The franchise is back and this time the paranormal forces are targeting Latino victims.

Film Review, Jan. 9, 2014

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