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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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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

SXSW Film Review: Hounds of Love

They come from a land down under and they want to kill you

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 5:40 AM

SXSW Film Review: Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

How Gawker got killed by Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 3:20 AM

Croatian Crime Thriller Goran Is Cold-Blooded

Nevio Marasovic’s wintry thriller is a master class in suspense

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Satan Said Dance Shuffles the Life of a Young Woman

Katarzyna Roslaniec's portrait of a girl made from single moments from her life

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Collide

A backpacker and drug smugglers clash on a high-speed highway

Film Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Bitter Harvest

In 1930s Ukraine, young lovers fight Stalin and forced starvation

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Gum King

How Andy Paris cornered the market

Screens Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Toni Erdmann

An honest and bizarre take on the parent/child relationship

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Rings

Japanese horror franchise reboot falls flat

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

Watch and prepare for your Oscar pool

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

A former actor finds faith in his hometown

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars

Vampires vs. werewolves (again)

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2017

One Piece Film: Gold

Japanese anime insanity

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2017

We Learned It by Watching Movies

A film primer for the best in wicked entertainment

Screens Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2016

Screens Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

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