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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 4 of 6

A, B, C, Die!

Alamo Drafthouse/Timpson Films film contest opens

Screens Daily, Jun. 13, 2011 2:28 PM

Nerd Ascending

Simon Pegg's star trajectory

Screens Feature, Jun. 9, 2011

Getting Busy

Joe Swanberg's prolific, provocative career

Screens Feature, Jun. 2, 2011

The Hangover: Part II

The action moves from Vegas to Thailand – but someone forgot to send along a new script.

Film Review, May. 27, 2011

Winter in Wartime

This coming-of-age story is set in the Dutch countryside during the Nazi-occupied winter of 1944-1945.

Film Review, May. 27, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Johnny Depp sails the seas once again.

Film Review, May. 20, 2011


Skateland is a sweet, knowing, visually spot-on evocation of early-Eighties teen life in a small East Texas town.

Film Review, May. 20, 2011

Let Me Paint You a Picture

Movies were made to be shared

Screens Feature, May. 19, 2011

Who's Your Dada?

An evening of avant-garde/experimental cinema at ASoF

Screens Daily, May. 13, 2011 4:22 PM

Everything Must Go

Will Ferrell stars in this offbeat drama that's based on a Raymond Carver short story.

Film Review, May. 13, 2011

Forks Over Knives

This documentary presents evidence that a whole-foods diet can prevent the occurrence of cancer, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.

Film Review, May. 13, 2011

A Serbian Film

Notorious for its disturbing content, this film has been slightly edited for its American theatrical debut.

Film Review, May. 13, 2011

The Stuff of 'Legend'

Words from wushu master Yuen Woo-ping

Screens Feature, May. 12, 2011

Fast Five

Those renegade street racers reassemble for the fifth installment in the franchise, this time in scenic Rio de Janeiro.

Film Review, May. 6, 2011

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Brandon Routh stars as this film's titular paranormal investigator.

Film Review, May. 6, 2011

Hobo With a Shotgun

Though it's a great title, this Rutger Hauer movie is an unfocused throwback to Seventies exploitation films.

Film Review, May. 6, 2011

Jumping the Broom

This urban family rom-com actually has something interesting to say about race and romance.

Film Review, May. 6, 2011


Marvel Comics' muscle-bound mook with delusions of demi-godhood is well-played by Chris Hemsworth.

Film Review, May. 6, 2011

Cowboys & Dinosaurs!

Ray Harryhausen's "Valley of the Gwangi" at Alamo Kid's Club

Screens Daily, Apr. 29, 2011 8:14 AM

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Bone-pulverizing kickassery trumps plot in this Donnie Yen martial-arts film directed by Andrew Lau.

Film Review, Apr. 29, 2011

Rammbock: Berlin Undead

This wackily despairing horror film from Germany is chock-full o' blood and guts.

Film Review, Apr. 29, 2011

13 Assassins

The prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike takes a turn toward the truly epic with this classically styled samurai picture.

Film Review, Apr. 29, 2011

Swedish Sensationsfilms: A Clandestine History of Sex, Thrillers, and Kicker Cinema

An encyclopedic overview of the grimy-great underbelly of Swedish exploitation films

Screens Review, Apr. 28, 2011

Stickmen With Ray Guns

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Steam

Books Feature, Apr. 28, 2011

Scream 4

This reboot of the franchise is too self-referential for its own good.

Film Review, Apr. 22, 2011


In this animated film from the makers of Ice Age, a domesticated macaw finally learns to fly.

Film Review, Apr. 21, 2011

From the Watergate Break-in to a Broken News Media

Key players in All the President's Men reflect on what 35 years have wrought

Screens Feature, Apr. 14, 2011

Harry Ransom Center Honors 'All the President's Men'

Screens Feature, Apr. 14, 2011


Hanna is a through-the-looking-glass, arthouse action minimasterpiece.

Film Review, Apr. 8, 2011

Soul Surfer

It's the true story of surfing sensation Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm to a shark at the age of 13.

Film Review, Apr. 8, 2011

Your Highness

This vulgar medieval travesty is awfully good fun when it works.

Film Review, Apr. 8, 2011

Of Gods and Men

This Cannes Grand Prix winner is a spellbinding tale of Trappist monks amid Algerian civil chaos and finding purpose in faith.

Film Review, Apr. 1, 2011


Rubber is a movie about a sentient, telekinetic, and homicidal tire on a rampage.

Film Review, Apr. 1, 2011

Source Code

These strangers on a train are players in a gripping science fiction roundelay.

Film Review, Apr. 1, 2011

Paul Hanley's War: Get Some!

Austin filmmaker Paul Hanley's "Viva the Nam" arrives on Youtube.

Screens Daily, Mar. 31, 2011 1:18 PM


Insidious, from the original Saw team, lacks thrills and originality.

Film Review, Mar. 31, 2011

If You Build It ...

Turk Pipkin's continuing adventures in making the world a better place

Screens Feature, Mar. 31, 2011

Elektra Luxx

Carla Gugino heads up this daffy film as the eponymous porn star, now retired, pregnant, and prone to self-reflection and the occasional moment of doubt.

Film Review, Mar. 25, 2011

The Genre Regenerator

South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon wants to try it all

Screens Feature, Mar. 24, 2011

sxswf: Little Deaths

British sex-and-horror anthology reviewed

Screens Daily, Mar. 16, 2011 5:09 PM

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