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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.

137 articles in 2007   •   page 4 of 4

Blood and Chocolate

Lycanthropy and young love: not as yummy as it sounds but nowhere near as godawful as Van Helsing, a small mercy but very much appreciated.

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2007

Catch and Release

An archetypal date movie with a good heart, Catch and Release is the lightweight story of a widow (Jennifer Garner) who discovers that you never really know a person.

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2007

The Hitcher

This remake of Robert Harmon's original 1986 horror semiclassic serves as a primer in how not to generate suspense.

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2007


Peter O'Toole, in an Oscar-caliber and -nominated performance, pulls off the tricky May-December relationship at the heart of Venus with colossal panache and sublime craft.

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2007

The Gate Escape

Eric Steel on The Bridge

Screens Feature, Jan. 26, 2007

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2007

The boys are back with their hyper-filthy animation show.

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2007

Planet Funk Meets Planet Punk

Nu beats on famous bleats

Music Feature, Jan. 12, 2007

Everyone Knows Everyone: An online guide to Austin DJs and the top five MP3 blogs

Music Feature, Jan. 12, 2007

Serato Scratch Live

Music Feature, Jan. 12, 2007

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Adapted from Patrick Süskind's heretofore unadaptable cult novel about an olfactory vampire in 18th-century France, Perfume is a gorgeous but woefully overlong and ultimately misguided mess.

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2007

Happily N'Ever After

The animated Happily N'Ever After isn't just cynically humorless, it's shoddy-looking to boot.

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2007

Once Upon a Time in Spain

Guillermo del Toro on fairy tales, facists, and everybody's new favorite movie

Screens Feature, Jan. 12, 2007

Vladimir Who? or Get Thee Behind Me, Satyr

Fairy Tales Deconstructed, Online

Screens Feature, Jan. 12, 2007

'Monsters and Madmen'

The Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, First Man Into Space, and The Atomic Submarine

Screens Review, Jan. 12, 2007

Little Children

A modern Emma Bovary and her should-have-been Mr. Right discover that while their suburban American lives may yet have a second act, it could well end up as a tragedy.

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2007

Man Push Cart

A small gem of a film about a small man doing small things in a very, very, very large world.

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2007

Cinema's Labyrinth

The year in film, 2006

Screens Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

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