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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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

Revew: Dark State
Dark State
Nutty conspiracy theory flick is Pizzagate-style nonsense

Movie Review, March 19, 2021

SXSW Film Review: <i>Gaia</i>
SXSW Film Review: Gaia
South African ecohorror grows a very different creeping death

SXSW, March 17, 2021

Revew: The Marksman
The Marksman
Liam Neeson is the action man again in this border thriller

Movie Review, Jan. 15, 2021

Revew: Beautiful Something Left Behind
Beautiful Something Left Behind
The hard path to healing when kids suffer a death in the family

Movie Review, Jan. 8, 2021

Marc Savlov's Top 10 of 2020 in Film
Marc Savlov's Top 10 of 2020 in Film
"No cinematography necessary"

Screens, Dec. 17, 2020

Revew: The Twentieth Century
The Twentieth Century
Suitably bonkers Canadian surrealist comedy rewrites history

Movie Review, Nov. 27, 2020

Revew: Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu
No jiu jitsu, and not enough Nic Cage in this Predator rip-off

Movie Review, Nov. 20, 2020

Revew: Mortal
Norwegian attempt to reclaim old myths from Marvel is Brightburn 2.0

Movie Review, Nov. 13, 2020

Revew: Possessor Uncut
Possessor Uncut
Identity melts in this psychotropic assassination brainblender

Movie Review, Oct. 2, 2020

Revew: Shortcut
Mangled Italian creature feature should be even shorter

Movie Review, Sept. 25, 2020

Revew: I’ve Got Issues
I’ve Got Issues
Mournful, doleful, hopeful Austin comedy finds empathy in the edges

Movie Review, Sept. 18, 2020

Revew: Space Dogs
Space Dogs
Disturbing history of animals in space is rightly upsetting

Movie Review, Sept. 18, 2020

Revew: Made in Bangladesh
Made in Bangladesh
Workers' rights under siege in this feminist Asian drama

Movie Review, Sept. 4, 2020

Revew: The Prey
The Prey
Vietnamese cinema is back with a vicious bang

Movie Review, Aug. 21, 2020

Revew: Coup 53
Coup 53
Documentary unpacks America's involvement in the coup that wrecked Iran

Movie Review, Aug. 21, 2020

Revew: Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Intimate, semi-improvised last night at a dive bar sees delight in the dregs

Movie Review, July 24, 2020

Revew: Hill of Freedom
Hill of Freedom
Delicate South Korean tale of love lost and found finally gets U.S. release

Movie Review, June 12, 2020

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
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

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