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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Museum of the Weird to Auction Pieces of Horror History
Museum of the Weird to Auction Pieces of Horror History
Friday the 13th silent auction of props, collectibles, models, and more

Screens, March 12, 2020

Revew: Impractical Jokers: The Movie
Impractical Jokers: The Movie
Community couldn't get six seasons and a movie, but these guys did?

Movie Review, March 13, 2020

Revew: Onward
Onward
Pixar’s latest fantasy can’t conjure up that magic we expect

Movie Review, March 6, 2020

Revew: Brahms: The Boy II
Brahms: The Boy II
The well-dressed, porcelain, miniature killer is back. Um … how?

Movie Review, Feb. 28, 2020

Revew: The Photograph
The Photograph
Get ready for romance with this Valentine’s release about family secrets

Movie Review, Feb. 21, 2020

Revew: Come to Daddy
Come to Daddy
Family freakout with Elijah Wood in this slick and twisted thriller

Movie Review, Feb. 7, 2020

Revew: 2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live-Action
2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live-Action
An uneven selection does not represent the best narrative shorts

Movie Review, Jan. 31, 2020

Revew: Bad Boys for Life
Bad Boys for Life
Not bad, not good, just the same again from the aging action heroes

Movie Review, Jan. 17, 2020

Revew: VHYes
VHYes
Bizarro tribute to camcorder culture is silly and profound

Movie Review, Jan. 17, 2020

Revew: A Hidden Life
A Hidden Life
Malick's Nazi-era drama sees the heart and soul overriding the State

Movie Review, Dec. 20, 2019

Revew: Spies in Disguise
Spies in Disguise
This kid-friendly animated spy romp is for the birds

Movie Review, Dec. 20, 2019

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2019
Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2019

Screens, Dec. 19, 2019

Revew: Mickey and the Bear
Mickey and the Bear
Life on the front line of the opioid crisis

Movie Review, Dec. 6, 2019

Revew: The Good Liar
The Good Liar
Mirren and McKellen cross paths in this retiree con flick

Movie Review, Nov. 22, 2019

Revew: Waves
Waves
A bracing dive into a Floridian family set adrift

Movie Review, Nov. 22, 2019

Revew: Frankie
Frankie
Family drama is far less fun than a walk in the woods

Movie Review, Nov. 15, 2019

Revew: Midway
Midway
Roland Emmerich goes all guns blazing recreating the pivotal sea battle

Movie Review, Nov. 8, 2019

Joe Bob Briggs Teaches the History of Redneck Cinema
Joe Bob Briggs Teaches the History of Redneck Cinema
The original Hellbilly Deluxe

Screens, Nov. 7, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>The Obituary of Tunde Johnson</i>
Review: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
A recurrence not at Owl Creek Bridge, again and again

Screens, Nov. 1, 2019

Humor and Compassion at the Austin Jewish Film Festival
Humor and Compassion at the Austin Jewish Film Festival
Bringing back hope and joy after the Tree of Life massacre

Screens, Oct. 31, 2019

Revew: Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit
Anti-hate satire in the ruins of the Reich finds heart and humor in the chaos

Movie Review, Oct. 25, 2019

Revew: Dolemite Is My Name
Dolemite Is My Name
Eddie Murphy pays homage to the comedy genius of Rudy Ray Moore

Movie Review, Oct. 11, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>4X4</i>
Review: 4X4
Sometimes the neighborhood watch is the least of a crook’s problems

Screens, Sept. 30, 2019

Revew: Rambo: Last Blood
Rambo: Last Blood
Last blood? We can only hope, as Rambo goes full MAGA

Movie Review, Sept. 27, 2019

Revew: Monos
Monos
Colombian child-soldier drama is a bleak look into the cruelty of innocents

Movie Review, Sept. 27, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks</i>
Review: Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
Documentary charts the global impact of Hong King action cinema

Screens, Sept. 23, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Jojo Rabbit</i>
Review: Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi takes on hate and Hitler with humor and pathos

Screens, Sept. 20, 2019

Revew: Desolation Center
Desolation Center
Before corporate fests, Desolation Center blew the Mojave apart

Movie Review, Sept. 20, 2019

Revew: Riot Girls
Riot Girls
Part John Hughes, part Mad Max, all female empowerment

Movie Review, Sept. 13, 2019

Revew: It Chapter Two
It Chapter Two
Back to Derry as the Losers Club takes on Pennywise again

Movie Review, Sept. 6, 2019

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