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: Cold Pursuit
Cold Pursuit
Liam Neeson is Mr. Plow ... with a vengeance

Movie Review, Feb. 15, 2019

Revew: 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Tales of love and hate dominate these Oscar hopefuls

Movie Review, Feb. 8, 2019

Revew: They Shall Not Grow Old
They Shall Not Grow Old
Peter Jackson's extraordinary World War I documentary finds humanity in a hellish war

Movie Review, Feb. 1, 2019

Zack Carlson Cracks the Vault on Terror Tuesdays at the Drafthouse
Zack Carlson Cracks the Vault on Terror Tuesdays at the Drafthouse
Wild and weird movie expert on the underground horror phenom

Screens, Jan. 29, 2019

Terror Tuesday Continues to Be the Alamo’s Bloody Beating Heart
Terror Tuesday Continues to Be the Alamo’s Bloody Beating Heart
Horror series send shivers up the aisles

Screens, Jan. 24, 2019

Revew: Glass
Glass
M. Night Shyamalan's meta-comic trilogy crashes into Earth with a dull splat

Movie Review, Jan. 18, 2019

Revew: Second Act
Second Act
Lean In meets The Secret of My Success in workplace rom-com

Movie Review, Jan. 4, 2019

Revew: Holmes & Watson
Holmes & Watson
The Step Brothers bros get literary

Movie Review, Dec. 28, 2018

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2018
Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Screens, Dec. 27, 2018

Revew: Bumblebee
Bumblebee
Transformers spin-off is (checks notes) wait ... good?

Movie Review, Dec. 21, 2018

The True Story of the Somewhat Lost <i>Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>
The True Story of the Somewhat Lost Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger star in this largely forgotten sequel

Screens, Dec. 20, 2018

Revew: Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
Behind the scenes as the Studio Ghibli mastermind returns to film

Movie Review, Dec. 14, 2018

Revew: Mirai
Mirai
Delightful anime explores growing up from a kid's viewpoint

Movie Review, Nov. 30, 2018

Revew: Boy Erased
Boy Erased
Joel Edgerton goes to gay conversion therapy's heart of darkness

Movie Review, Nov. 9, 2018

Revew: Bodied
Bodied
Battle rap comedy takes no prisoners

Movie Review, Nov. 2, 2018

Revew: Viper Club
Viper Club
Susan Sarandon and the murky world of paying kidnappers

Movie Review, Nov. 2, 2018

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Jules of Light and Dark</i>
AFF Review: Jules of Light and Dark
Defeat, desire, and dreams deep in the heart of Texas

Screens, Oct. 28, 2018

Revew: Johnny English Strikes Again
Johnny English Strikes Again
Time to revoke this agent's license

Movie Review, Oct. 26, 2018

Revew: The Oath
The Oath
Promise you'll see this hilarious and timely political satire

Movie Review, Oct. 19, 2018

Revew: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Slappy returns in this perfectly timed sequel

Movie Review, Oct. 12, 2018

Revew: The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give
Astounding adaptation of YA novel critiques race in modern America

Movie Review, Oct. 12, 2018

Cult Film Hero Don Coscarelli Turns a Page
Cult Film Hero Don Coscarelli Turns a Page
Phantasm director discusses his new memoir

Screens, Oct. 2, 2018

Revew: Night School
Night School
Kevin Hart goes back to school. Sadly, not comedy school.

Movie Review, Sept. 28, 2018

Revew: Life Itself
Life Itself
Maudlin multigenerational drama thinks it's profound (spoiler: it's not)

Movie Review, Sept. 21, 2018

Revew: Mandy
Mandy
Nicolas Cage is stunning in this hallucinogenic revenger

Movie Review, Sept. 14, 2018

Revew: Operation Finale
Operation Finale
Nazi hunting history may be accurate, but lacks tension or gravity

Movie Review, Aug. 31, 2018

Revew: Searching
Searching
Innovative thriller keeps the tension on the small screen

Movie Review, Aug. 31, 2018

Revew: Skate Kitchen
Skate Kitchen
Hybrid narrative/doc gets to the heart of NYC skater life

Movie Review, Aug. 17, 2018

The Way of the Iron Dragon
The Way of the Iron Dragon
Action film festival gets really hands-on

Screens, Aug. 9, 2018

Revew: The Meg
The Meg
This giant shark tale simply lacks bite

Movie Review, Aug. 10, 2018

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