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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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Mother!

Jennifer Lawrence on the brink of madness

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

Brad's Status

Ben Stiller shines in this character study

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The LEGO law of diminishing returns

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

Marjorie Prime

Jordan Harrison’s play, on which Michael Almereyda’s exceptional, deeply empathetic film is based, was nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and I won’t...

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2017

Lemon

Like Cannibal Holocaust and Woody Allen’s Interiors, Lemon falls under the category of great first-date litmus-test films. If you’re both on the same cinematic wavelength,...

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2017

The Midwife

Two screen legends deliver in a mildly sappy drama

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2017

It

This Stephen King adaptation floats with the best of them

Film Review, Sep. 7, 2017

There's Something in the Woods

Celebrating the Alamo Rolling Roadshow with Bruce Campbell

Screens Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Stephanie Elizondo Griest Tracks Injustices on U.S. Borders

The award-winning journalist discusses her latest book, All the Agents and Saints

Arts Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Birth of the Dragon

Bruce Lee: the early years

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017

Menashe

In an Orthodox Jewish community, a father struggles to retain custody of his son

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017

A Twofer of Slashers That Are a Cut Above

A horror classic and a hidden gem highlight this week

Screens Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

In This Corner of the World

The life of a Japanese girl during wartime

Film Review, Aug. 24, 2017

Shot Caller

The metamorphosis of the prison system

Film Review, Aug. 17, 2017

The Dark Tower

Roland the Gunslinger hits the big screen

Film Review, Aug. 10, 2017

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Al Gore reminds us (once again) that climate change is real

Film Review, Aug. 10, 2017

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

The animated gang return to save their park from an evil mayor

Film Review, Aug. 10, 2017

13 Minutes

A plot to blow Hitler up goes wrong

Film Review, Jul. 27, 2017

City of Ghosts

Battling ISIS with journalism

Film Review, Jul. 27, 2017

Dunkirk

A harrowing new World War II classic

Film Review, Jul. 20, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

The capstone of the Apes reboot sticks the landing

Film Review, Jul. 13, 2017

The Journey

Settling peace in Northern Ireland?

Film Review, Jul. 6, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back (again)

Film Review, Jul. 6, 2017

Margaret Moser Tribute: Gary Floyd

Promoting punk, Austin, Texas-style

Music Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Despicable Me 3

Animated franchise confirms the law of diminishing returns

Film Review, Jun. 29, 2017

The Beguiled

A steamy and engrossing Civil War thriller

Film Review, Jun. 29, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Stick meet dead horse

Film Review, Jun. 22, 2017

Cars 3

Third times not a charm for this franchise

Film Review, Jun. 15, 2017

It Comes at Night

A lean, mean descent into primitive tribalism

Film Review, Jun. 8, 2017

Megan Leavey

A soldier and her PTSD dog

Film Review, Jun. 8, 2017

The Mummy

Tom Cruise does the monster mash

Film Review, Jun. 8, 2017

Wonder Woman

The origin story of Diana, princess of the Amazons

Film Review, Jun. 1, 2017

A Dark Song

Black magic goes awry in this taut thriller

Film Review, May. 25, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The next installment of this franchise that no one asked for

Film Review, May. 25, 2017

Everything, Everything

Another YA adaption of star-crossed lovers

Film Review, May. 18, 2017

The Lovers

Breaking the doldrums of marriage

Film Review, May. 18, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Star-Lord and co. return in the popular Marvel series

Film Review, May. 11, 2017

Hounds of Love

A deft reimagination of the serial-killer genre

Film Review, May. 11, 2017

The Wall

Two American soldiers face off with an Iraqi sniper

Film Review, May. 11, 2017

My Obsession: Ernie Kovacs

Breaking the fourth wall with the legendary comedian

Screens Column, May. 11, 2017

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