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: Family
Family
Outsider comedy has a lot less Insane Clown Posse than you might expect

Movie Review, April 26, 2019

Revew: Black Mother
Black Mother
A hypnotic and all-encompassing glimpse into Jamaican life

Movie Review, April 12, 2019

Revew: The Best of Enemies
The Best of Enemies
Unlikely alliances grow as conversation finds common ground in this historical true-life drama

Movie Review, April 5, 2019

Revew: Ruben Brandt, Collector
Ruben Brandt, Collector
Pop-art animated heist flick puts collection obsession on display

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

What If <i>The Texas Chain Saw Massacre</i> Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
What If The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
Putting the Austin-made seminal slasher back into context

Screens, March 21, 2019

Revew: The Mustang
The Mustang
Two wild spirits, man and horse, find peace in the microepic

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>Daniel Isn’t Real</i>
Film Review: Daniel Isn’t Real
Enter the imaginary anti-friend

SXSW, March 14, 2019

Raising Hell With the Legacy of Molly Ivins at SXSW
SXSW Film Review: Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Texas’ beloved crusading journalist gets her documentary due

SXSW, March 12, 2019

Punk-Hop Love Letter to the Late Rapper Lil Peep Soars High
Film Review: Everybody’s Everything
SXSW Film premieres Everybody’s Everything

SXSW, March 11, 2019

Revew: The Gospel of Eureka
The Gospel of Eureka
Restore your faith in humanity with this documentary about LGTBQ acceptance in the Ozarks

Movie Review, March 8, 2019

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

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