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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Remembering James “Prince” Hughes, Atomic City Owner and Austin Punk Luminary
Remembering James “Prince” Hughes, Atomic City Owner and Austin Punk Luminary
The Prince is dead, long live the Prince

Arts, Aug. 7, 2022

Revew: Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone
Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone
Texas-made luchadores-meets-wire-fu playful adventure

Movie Review, April 29, 2022

Revew: Unplugging
Technology and a lack of laughs get in the way of this rom-com

Movie Review, April 22, 2022

Revew: Barbarians
Dark trip to a genteel English dinner party gets bloody

Movie Review, April 1, 2022

Revew: Master
Academic horror puts Black women in the crosshairs of multiple perils

Movie Review, March 18, 2022

SXSW Film Review: <i>Master</i>
Film Review: Master
Academic horror makes racism its thesis

Screens, March 16, 2022

SXSW Film Review: <i>Bitch Ass</i>
Film Review: Bitch Ass
A smart and sinister entry into the pantheon of Black nightmare cinema

SXSW, March 15, 2022

Nosferatu Festival Celebrates Count Orlok's Centennial
Nosferatu Festival Celebrates Count Orlok's Centennial
The other Batman comes to town

Screens, March 3, 2022

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2021
Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2021

Screens, Dec. 16, 2021

Revew: Freeland
Moving stoner drama finds the downside of going legit

Movie Review, Oct. 15, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Barbarians</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Barbarians
English dinner party drama goes straight to darkest hell

Screens, Oct. 5, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Let the Wrong One In</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Let the Wrong One In
This toothy farce from Dublin has gore galore and more

Screens, Sept. 27, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Found Footage Phenomenon</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: The Found Footage Phenomenon
New documentary unspools the reels of fake-real films

Screens, Sept. 24, 2021

Revew: Small Engine Repair
Small Engine Repair
Toxic masculinity sizzles and pops, leading to a reeling third act

Movie Review, Sept. 10, 2021

Revew: We Need to Do Something
We Need to Do Something
The terror is coming from inside and outside the house

Movie Review, Sept. 3, 2021

Revew: The Colony
The Colony
Post-apocalyptic drama gets lost in the smoke

Movie Review, Aug. 27, 2021

Revew: The East
The East
Colonial ambitions implode in this brutal recounting of Dutch folly

Movie Review, Aug. 13, 2021

Revew: Joe Bell
Joe Bell
Earnest true story of a father's guilt and contrition over his gay son's death

Movie Review, July 23, 2021

Revew: F9: The Fast Saga
F9: The Fast Saga
Script? We don't need no stinking script in the Toretto crew's latest

Movie Review, June 25, 2021

Revew: Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
The titans of literature and their complex bond

Movie Review, June 18, 2021

Revew: Gaia
The moldering earth has had enough with humanity in this South African ecohorror

Movie Review, June 18, 2021

Revew: Holler
A stunning look at life buried under the Rust Belt poverty line

Movie Review, June 11, 2021

Revew: The Carnivores
The Carnivores
Austin-made relationship horror takes a bite out of the trauma of love

Movie Review, June 4, 2021

Revew: Los Hermanos/The Brothers
Los Hermanos/The Brothers
How the Cold War divided a family, while music kept them connected

Movie Review, May 28, 2021

Revew: Duty Free
Duty Free
Around the world in 77 years in this tale of new ambition in old age

Movie Review, May 7, 2021

Revew: The Outside Story
The Outside Story
After a year trapped inside, a welcome comedic reminder of life in fresh air

Movie Review, April 30, 2021

Revew: Vanquish
Wooden Wick knock-off wastes Ruby Rose's star power

Movie Review, April 16, 2021

Revew: Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**cker
Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**cker
Inside the creativity and fury of the artist provocateur

Movie Review, March 26, 2021

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Hunt for Planet B</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Hunt for Planet B
We’re gonna need a bigger telescope ...

Screens, March 19, 2021

SXSW Film Review: <i>Alien On Stage</i>
SXSW Film Review: Alien On Stage
Classic horror and British pantomime delightfully mix

Screens, March 19, 2021

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