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Marc Savlov

TWITTER: @savlovauschron

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.

235 articles in 2003   •   page 1 of 6

Peter Pan

There's a definite sexual tension between Peter and Wendy in this live-action Pan that's heavy on the special effects.

Film Review, Dec. 26, 2003

Short Cuts

With Screaming Black Yak Day upon us, Marc Savlov kindly gives out some kudos and guidance.

Screens Column, Dec. 26, 2003

Big Fish

Tim Burton is all grown up and getting serious.

Film Review, Dec. 25, 2003

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

An authoritative film study of the career of the Little Tramp by the esteemed journalist Richard Schickel.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The saga ends (and ends) back in the Shire where it began.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2003

Short Cuts

Sundance, Slamdance, and South by Southwest: The 411 on upcoming fests is right here.

Screens Column, Dec. 19, 2003

Stuck on You

The Farrelly brothers deliver the ultimate buddy movie.

Film Review, Dec. 12, 2003

In My Skin

Disturbing French drama about a woman who cuts her own skin as a prelude to gnawing on her flesh.

Film Review, Dec. 12, 2003

From BarFly to 'King of the Ants'

An interview with George Wendt

Screens Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Short Cuts

Harry Knowles' Butt-Numb-A-Thon outdoes itself. Like, totally. Read on to regret not having attended.

Screens Column, Dec. 12, 2003


French mind-warper has a puzzle-box narrative and a soundtrack by Sonic Youth.

Film Review, Dec. 5, 2003


Jennifer Alba's hoodrat find her inner Flashdance.

Film Review, Dec. 5, 2003

Short Cuts

Movin' on up:, Steve Bilich, Bennie Klain, and Kyle Henry.

Screens Column, Dec. 5, 2003


Time-traveling archeologists can't make the time pass quickly enough.

Film Review, Nov. 28, 2003

Short Cuts

Tarantino and Rodriguez make beautiful music together, and Ellen Spiro keeps reaching for the stars.

Screens Column, Nov. 28, 2003


Let's Get It…

Music Review, Nov. 21, 2003


Gus Van Sant examines the petri dish that grows the lethal seeds of high school disaster, à la Columbine.

Film Review, Nov. 21, 2003

The Station Agent

Award-winning indie favorite shows how human beings form emotional connections – despite their best efforts not to.

Film Review, Nov. 21, 2003

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator

The rise and fall of Eighties skateboard king Mark "Gator" Rogowski.

Film Review, Nov. 21, 2003

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Bad cat makes stink in theatre.

Film Review, Nov. 21, 2003

Animation Revelation

Charging toward a movie, TV, or computer screen near you: HorseBack Salad Entertainment

Screens Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Big Beeps and Powerhouses: Animation in Austin

Screens Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

The Bold One

Action / horror heartthrob John Saxon brings two classics to the Alamo.

Screens Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Short Cuts

Steve Bilich here, in Manhattan, and everywhere

Screens Column, Nov. 21, 2003

Sheiks of Industry

Austin record labels, part 1

Music Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

British romantic tale uses the gunslinger mythos as a means to explore romance and regret.

Film Review, Nov. 14, 2003

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

It's a Russell Crowe's nest of a performance in this seafaring adventure.

Film Review, Nov. 14, 2003

Tupac: Resurrection

More popular dead than alive, the hip-hop Tupac Shakur is remembered in this authorized documentary.

Film Review, Nov. 14, 2003

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Riotous comedy mixes live-action and animation for a great result.

Film Review, Nov. 14, 2003

Short Cuts

Credit where credit is due: Bill Broyles takes on Brian Grazer in The New Yorker.

Screens Column, Nov. 14, 2003

Her Space Holiday Reviewed

Music Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Party Monster

The rise and fall of superstar club promoter Michael Alig.

Film Review, Nov. 7, 2003

The People Person

Peter Hedges' Pieces of April brings the novelist-screenwriter out of the quiet and into the filmmaking fray.

Screens Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Short Cuts

If L.A. fell into the ocean, Hollywood would move to Austin. If it doesn't anyway.

Screens Column, Nov. 7, 2003

The Matrix Revolutions

What now, Neo?

Film Review, Nov. 6, 2003

Love Actually

This merry skein of loves lost and found in holiday-season London is written and directed by the Four Weddings and a Funeral scribe.

Film Review, Nov. 6, 2003

Scary Movie 3

Third outing is 90% chaff, 10% wit, and pure Children of the Corny.

Film Review, Oct. 31, 2003

My Life Without Me

Unusual film about dying young avoids sentimentality.

Film Review, Oct. 31, 2003

Daringly Perverse

Death chess, incest, maggots, kidnappings, hippies, cannibals, undead babes, Kaufman as a killer, corndogs, and the birth of slash: Halloween home viewing

Screens Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Mr. Creeptastic

Every day is Halloween when you're Professor Griffin.

Screens Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

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