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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.

137 articles in 1999   •   page 4 of 4

8 MM

It used to be that Brian De Palma was the one who made folks antsy. Now it's Joel Schumacher. That's chiefly because Schumacher lacks De...

Film Review, Feb. 26, 1999

October Sky

Let me preface this by saying I have absolutely nothing against former Austinite Joe Johnston. His work with George Lucas, as production and visual effects...

Film Review, Feb. 19, 1999


Is high school today really this treasonous? All I can remember is getting sidelined for wearing a Plasmatics T-shirt with a too-fleshy Wendy O. Williams...

Film Review, Feb. 18, 1999

My Favorite Martian

There will come a day when Hollywood finally runs dry of Sixties television shows to adapt to the big screen. That day hasn't come yet,...

Film Review, Feb. 12, 1999

Simply Irresistible

It's rare to find a film as bizarre as this that also comes with an equally bizarre pedigree, but it certainly makes for some interesting...

Film Review, Feb. 12, 1999


Here's the set-up: Bagman and driver Val and Porter (Henry, Gibson) steal $140,000 from an Asian syndicate, and then Val double-crosses Porter, steals his cut,...

Film Review, Feb. 5, 1999


A modern cult classic.

Film Review, Feb. 4, 1999

She's All That

On a bet, a high school jock turns a plain-looking girl into a prom queen.

Film Review, Feb. 4, 1999

Spike & Mike's 1999 Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation

That masterful, enigmatically calibrated gauge which is the human sense of humor stands stripped within the presence of Craig “Spike” Decker and Mike Gribble, the...

Film Review, Jan. 29, 1999

Still Crazy

This ponderous, sporadically amusing take on the old “where are they now?” formula as it applies to aging British rock & rollers is so thematically...

Film Review, Jan. 29, 1999


Pity the poor Mir space station. First it suffers the real-world traumas of lousy post-Perestroika management, technical foul-ups, and shoddy construction, then it suffers at...

Film Review, Jan. 22, 1999

At First Sight

What a pleasant last few months it must have been for those male (and female) filmgoers sick to death of the blond, chiseled features of...

Film Review, Jan. 22, 1999


Hurlyburly is a screeching, white-knuckled, razor-tongued descent into the foulest recesses of the shattered psyches of a quartet of Hollywood Hills scumbags. The film's biggest...

Film Review, Jan. 15, 1999

In Dreams

Dreams are rarely crystal-clear portents. Images in the sleeper's mind tend toward the vague and confusing, with shadows and fog claiming the lay of the...

Film Review, Jan. 15, 1999

Varsity Blues

MTV, which has almost entirely eliminated the M(usic) from its TV of late, has been slow to get into the film arena (Beavis and Butt-head...

Film Review, Jan. 15, 1999

Separation, La

Nobody exports heartbreak like the French. This subdued, icy-cool tale of emotional meltdown and bitter acrimony among otherwise sane adults should hit home with anyone...

Film Review, Jan. 15, 1999

Waking Ned Devine

Despite its blarney, Waking Ned Devine has some wonderful turns, and is directed with a sure hand that makes the most of the Isle of Man's gorgeous geography.

Film Review, Jan. 8, 1999

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