Marc Savlov

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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To Know Joe Lansdale Is to Love Joe Lansdale
To Know Joe Lansdale Is to Love Joe Lansdale
All Hail the Popcorn King trails the writer of the purple rage

Screens, Aug. 15, 2019

Revew: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Alvin Schwartz's beloved nightmares come to the screen

Movie Review, Aug. 16, 2019

Revew: Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Tarantino takes Tinseltown head-on

Movie Review, Aug. 2, 2019

Revew: Maiden
Maiden
Astounding true story of first women in professional yachting's biggest race

Movie Review, July 26, 2019

Revew: Stuber
Stuber
Buddy cop action-comedy isn’t making many friends

Movie Review, July 12, 2019

Revew: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
A rare journey behind the words of America's poet laureate

Movie Review, July 5, 2019

Revew: The Dead Don't Die
The Dead Don't Die
After the vampiric bite of Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch shambles through this zombie flick

Movie Review, June 14, 2019

Revew: Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Who will win this epic new battle royal as Godzilla faces King Ghidorah?

Movie Review, May 31, 2019

Nosferatu Festival Celebrates the Original Cinematic Vampire
Nosferatu Festival Celebrates the Original Cinematic Vampire
Get in on the nights of the living dead

Screens, May 30, 2019

Revew: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Welcome back, Mister Wick!

Movie Review, May 17, 2019

Revew: Carmine Street Guitars
Carmine Street Guitars
Spend time with the quiet artisans who make the instruments that rock & roll is built upon

Movie Review, May 10, 2019

Revew: The River and the Wall
The River and the Wall
More than a nature hike, this border wall documentary replaces rhetoric with reality

Movie Review, May 3, 2019

Revew: Family
Family
Outsider comedy has a lot less Insane Clown Posse than you might expect

Movie Review, April 26, 2019

Revew: Black Mother
Black Mother
A hypnotic and all-encompassing glimpse into Jamaican life

Movie Review, April 12, 2019

Revew: The Best of Enemies
The Best of Enemies
Unlikely alliances grow as conversation finds common ground in this historical true-life drama

Movie Review, April 5, 2019

Revew: Ruben Brandt, Collector
Ruben Brandt, Collector
Pop-art animated heist flick puts collection obsession on display

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

What If <i>The Texas Chain Saw Massacre</i> Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
What If The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
Putting the Austin-made seminal slasher back into context

Screens, March 21, 2019

Revew: The Mustang
The Mustang
Two wild spirits, man and horse, find peace in the microepic

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>Daniel Isn’t Real</i>
Film Review: Daniel Isn’t Real
Enter the imaginary anti-friend

SXSW, March 14, 2019

Raising Hell With the Legacy of Molly Ivins at SXSW
SXSW Film Review: Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Texas’ beloved crusading journalist gets her documentary due

SXSW, March 12, 2019

Punk-Hop Love Letter to the Late Rapper Lil Peep Soars High
Film Review: Everybody’s Everything
SXSW Film premieres Everybody’s Everything

SXSW, March 11, 2019

Revew: The Gospel of Eureka
The Gospel of Eureka
Restore your faith in humanity with this documentary about LGTBQ acceptance in the Ozarks

Movie Review, March 8, 2019

Revew: Cold Pursuit
Cold Pursuit
Liam Neeson is Mr. Plow ... with a vengeance

Movie Review, Feb. 15, 2019

Revew: 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Tales of love and hate dominate these Oscar hopefuls

Movie Review, Feb. 8, 2019

Revew: They Shall Not Grow Old
They Shall Not Grow Old
Peter Jackson's extraordinary World War I documentary finds humanity in a hellish war

Movie Review, Feb. 1, 2019

Zack Carlson Cracks the Vault on Terror Tuesdays at the Drafthouse
Zack Carlson Cracks the Vault on Terror Tuesdays at the Drafthouse
Wild and weird movie expert on the underground horror phenom

Screens, Jan. 29, 2019

Terror Tuesday Continues to Be the Alamo’s Bloody Beating Heart
Terror Tuesday Continues to Be the Alamo’s Bloody Beating Heart
Horror series send shivers up the aisles

Screens, Jan. 24, 2019

Revew: Glass
Glass
M. Night Shyamalan's meta-comic trilogy crashes into Earth with a dull splat

Movie Review, Jan. 18, 2019

Revew: Second Act
Second Act
Lean In meets The Secret of My Success in workplace rom-com

Movie Review, Jan. 4, 2019

Revew: Holmes & Watson
Holmes & Watson
The Step Brothers bros get literary

Movie Review, Dec. 28, 2018

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