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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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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

The Beguiled

A steamy and engrossing Civil War thriller

Film Review, Jun. 29, 2017

Despicable Me 3

Animated franchise confirms the law of diminishing returns

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

Sleight

A street magician must save his kidnapped sister

Film Review, May. 4, 2017

Phoenix Forgotten

Missing teens and mysterious lights in this found-footage sci-fi film

Film Review, Apr. 27, 2017

The Devil's Candy

Heavy metal and Satanism in a rural Texas town

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

Free Fire

A delirious shoot'em-up comedy

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

The Lure

The Polish Mermaid musical you never knew you needed

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

Gifted

A child prodigy gets caught up in a custody battle

Film Review, Apr. 13, 2017

Colossal

Toxic masculinity melds with a monster movie

Film Review, Apr. 13, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

Scar Jo as cybernetic warrior

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The little blue critters are back

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2017

The Belko Experiment

A gory social experiment gone wrong

Film Review, Mar. 30, 2017

My Scientology Movie

Another doc on L. Ron Hubbard's cash cow

Film Review, Mar. 30, 2017

All Nighter

A father searches for his daughter with the help of her ex-boyfriend

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

T2 Trainspotting

The sequel to the 1996 classic

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

SXSW Panel: Gareth Edwards Keynote

Star Wars, Monsters, and the drive to tell a story

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

Land of Mine

A viscerally intense anti-war film

Film Review, Mar. 15, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

The big ape is back

Film Review, Mar. 15, 2017

Austin's Most Famous Atheist

The life and death of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, The Most Hated Woman in America

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Panel: Gareth Edwards Keynote

Star Wars, Monsters, and the drive to tell a story

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 9:02 PM

SXSW Film Keynote: Lee Daniels

#oscarsnotsowhiteafterall

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 12:45 PM

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