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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.

208 articles in 2011   •   page 3 of 6

Step Right Up

The terror and the wonder of the Museum of the Weird

Screens Feature, Sep. 8, 2011

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice meets a considerably tamed Van Wilder for a mediocre romp in the Hamptons.

Film Review, Sep. 2, 2011

Seven Days in Utopia

Robert Duvall and Lucas Black join forces for this film version of psychologist/golfer David Cook's memoir, Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia.

Film Review, Sep. 2, 2011

Colombiana

A professional assassin by day, a vigilante by night: Zoe Saldana is Luc Besson's latest femme fatale.

Film Review, Sep. 2, 2011

The Slacker 2011 Interviews: Geoff Marslett & Heather Kafka

Marslett and Kafka on Slacker 2011

Screens Daily, Sep. 1, 2011 12:59 PM

The Slacker 2011 Interviews: Chris Eska

Director Chris Eska on Slacker 2011

Screens Daily, Aug. 31, 2011 8:46 AM

Happy Birthday, Blue Starlite Drive-In

Blue Starlite Drive-In celebrates anniversary

Screens Daily, Aug. 30, 2011 3:59 PM

The Slacker 2011 Interviews: Scott R. Meyers

Director Scott R. Meyers on Slacker 2011

Screens Daily, Aug. 29, 2011 9:39 AM

2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Recipients Announced

2011 TFPF winners announced

Screens Daily, Aug. 29, 2011 7:15 AM

The Slacker 2011 Interviews: Spencer Parsons 2

Spencer Parsons on Slacker 2011

Screens Daily, Aug. 26, 2011 10:29 AM

Conan the Barbarian

Robert E. Howard's iconic Conan the Barbarian has been resurrected for a new generation, but our hearts belong to Ahnold.

Film Review, Aug. 26, 2011

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Our most primal fears about what's lurking in the dark lies at the heart of this Guillermo del Toro-scripted frightmare.

Film Review, Aug. 26, 2011

The Slacker 2011 Interviews: Spencer Parsons

Spencer Parsons on Slacker 2011

Screens Daily, Aug. 25, 2011 9:48 AM

Moving Pictures

Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition

Screens Feature, Aug. 25, 2011

Say Hello Again to His Little Friend

Scarface blasts its way back to the big screen

Screens Feature, Aug. 25, 2011

Destroy All Monsters (and Ghosts)

Zack Carlson on Destroy, Haunted House project

Screens Daily, Aug. 23, 2011 4:47 PM

Archer, Beck Hit Bullseye, Score Emmy Nomination

Austin animators nominated for local doc 'The Eyes of Me'

Screens Daily, Aug. 22, 2011 9:06 AM

Final Destination 5

In case we've forgotten, this series returns to remind us that death does not like to be cheated.

Film Review, Aug. 19, 2011

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

The family-friendly spy franchise is revived once again, this time with a "fourth dimension" of scratch and sniff.

Film Review, Aug. 19, 2011

Fright Night

The new Fright Night isn't a prick on the neck of the 1985 original, but what it does it does well.

Film Review, Aug. 19, 2011

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy

What a bizarre, beautiful, and tonally askew sex-and-sadism romp this Hong Kong freak show is.

Film Review, Aug. 19, 2011

Pride of the Eastside

The movers and shakers behind El Gallo want you to rethink how movies get made

Screens Feature, Aug. 18, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The special effects in this prequel may be infinitely more elaborate, but they hold little of the charm and "humanity" of the original.

Film Review, Aug. 12, 2011

Bellflower

Hellaciously original, this low-budget, post-apocalyptic film looks like no other in recent memory.

Film Review, Aug. 12, 2011

Viva Les Slackers!

Viva Les Amis and Slacker 2011 double-team

Screens Daily, Aug. 8, 2011 7:30 PM

Bob Ray Goes Apesh!t, Commits to Creating Four Films By End of Summer

Bob Ray embarks on a short-filmmaking binge

Screens Daily, Aug. 8, 2011 8:49 AM

Microcinema Mania

Bimonthly series Cinema41 highlights the underseen and underrated

Screens Feature, Jul. 21, 2011

Summer Reading

Rock & roll bookends

Music Feature, Jul. 14, 2011

Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror

Tracing horror's evolution from the camp-serious bastions of Roger Corman to the post-countercultural killing fields of The Last House on the Left and on

Screens Review, Jul. 14, 2011

Poster Perfect

How Mondo is revolutionizing film art-vertising

Screens Feature, Jul. 7, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Both ridiculous and ridiculously fun, this is over-the-top robotic mayhem.

Film Review, Jul. 1, 2011

Larry Crowne

Tom Hanks directs and co-stars in this rom-com with Julia Roberts, though I suspect neither actor will list it high on their résumés.

Film Review, Jul. 1, 2011

Get Your Stank On

Spy Kids 4 to open in Aromascope

Screens Daily, Jun. 27, 2011 7:50 AM

Buck

The real-life "horse whisperer," Dan "Buck" Brannaman, is the subject of this documentary that reveals how he derived his hard-won knowledge.

Film Review, Jun. 24, 2011

Green Lantern

The beloved comic-book hero rediscovers his powers on the big screen.

Film Review, Jun. 24, 2011

Greasy Kid Stuff

Splash party movie nights at Deep Eddy pool arrive.

Screens Daily, Jun. 23, 2011 6:49 AM

Voyeur Discretion Advised

Hot town, smut in the city

Screens Feature, Jun. 23, 2011

Submarine

This British film is a bracingly deadpan coming-of-age story that proudly wears its Wes Anderson influences on its sleeve.

Film Review, Jun. 17, 2011

Trollhunter

Wayward trolls threaten human life in this delightfully bizarre Norwegian film.

Film Review, Jun. 17, 2011

Pale Flower

A dark and dreamy Nippon noir from 1964

Screens Review, Jun. 16, 2011

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