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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 5 of 6

Esben & the Witch

Music Review, Mar. 16, 2011


Music Review, Mar. 16, 2011


Music Review, Mar. 16, 2011


As cautionary tales go, this is an entertaining take on finding your muse through chemical means.

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2011


Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Shock and Awe

Subverting genre and tingling spines in 'Kill List'

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011


Daily reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Our Day Will Come

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Styx and Stones

A priest has his canoe trip sunk by a spiritual crisis in 'The Catechism Cataclysm'

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

sxswf: On the Road Again

Monte Hellman's Road to Nowhere

Screens Daily, Mar. 16, 2011 2:09 AM

sxswi: "Events Have Become Magazines": More From Bruce Sterling

More from sxswi Closing Night speaker Bruce Sterling

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2011 10:45 AM

sxswi: Outlook Is Bleak?

At least, according to Closing Keynote Bruce Sterling

Screens Daily, Mar. 15, 2011 4:44 AM

sxswf: Kill List's Michael Smiley Speaks

The star of Spaced, Down Terrace, and Kill List talks shite.

Screens Daily, Mar. 14, 2011 9:53 AM

Battle: Los Angeles

Aliens fight the U.S. Marines in a gritty urban war. Viewers are the losers.

Film Review, Mar. 11, 2011

He Needed a Hero

A regular schlub turns caped crusader in James Gunn's Super

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

Taking a Stand on Shorts

No mere calling card or stepping stone, the short film is enjoying a renaissance

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

Based on a Philip K. Dick story, this multilayered romantic thriller stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.

Film Review, Mar. 4, 2011

Drive Angry

Nicolas Cage plays a parent on a mission to avenge the murder of his daughter and granddaughter.

Film Review, Mar. 4, 2011


Beauty and the Beast is refashioned here for the contemporary teen set and stars I Am Number Four's Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.

Film Review, Mar. 4, 2011

Anonymity: Never Gonna Give You Up

Is 4chan Internet freedom's best hope?

Screens Feature, Mar. 3, 2011

Endhiran (Robot)

This extravagant Indian/Tamil production is an apocalyptic science fiction rom-com with elaborate dance set-pieces and music by A.R. Rahman.

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2011

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Martin Lawrence revisits his FBI undercover alter-ego, Big Momma.

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2011


Anish Savjani on where he's been and where he thinks the industry is going next

Screens Feature, Feb. 24, 2011

Man Cannot Live on Cinema Alone

Ron Deutsch's Chef du Cinema makes USA Today

Screens Daily, Feb. 23, 2011 12:03 PM

'Hello? I'd Like to Book a Film Tour to Europe!'

Bob Ray Kickstarts fundraising for his European excursion

Screens Daily, Feb. 18, 2011 6:26 PM

Cedar Rapids

A wonderful cast turns Cedar Rapids into a semisweet charmer that fluxes between edgy comedy and palpable pathos.

Film Review, Feb. 18, 2011

Weird Times Five

Lars Nilsen reveals his top five Weird Wednesday flicks.

Screens Daily, Feb. 17, 2011 1:07 PM

Any Given Wednesday

One man, 10 years, some seriously sublime weirdness

Screens Feature, Feb. 17, 2011

The Illusionist

From the director of The Triplets of Belleville comes this new animated feature, which is based on an unproduced script by the great French filmmaker Jacques Tati.

Film Review, Feb. 11, 2011

How High

Divination or hallucinogenic drug? Whichever way you look at it, The Spirit Molecule is gonna move you.

Screens Feature, Feb. 10, 2011

From Prada to Nada

Former Spy Kid Alexa Vega co-stars in this comedy that provides a Hispanic spin on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

Film Review, Feb. 4, 2011


When spelunkers rappel into a remote cave and get trapped by storm runoff, the plot and dialogue become as soggy as the characters.

Film Review, Feb. 4, 2011

The Way Back

In this film set in 1940 and directed by Peter Weir, seven multinational prisoners in a Siberian labor camp escape and walk 4,000 miles to safety in India.

Film Review, Jan. 28, 2011

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

This sequel is a model of the martial arts movie form.

Film Review, Jan. 28, 2011

The Mechanic

A mediocre remake of a Charles Bronson assassin film that's downright repellent at times.

Film Review, Jan. 28, 2011

Rambo Redux

In an unlikely passion project, one man seeks to unseat Stallone

Screens Feature, Jan. 27, 2011


Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister is the subject of this thorough and entertaining rock & roll documentary.

Film Review, Jan. 21, 2011


Filmmaker Sofia Coppola makes a dreamy, beautifully shot statement about the slow-burning dread of a truly hollow man, but Somewhere lacks the dry humor of Lost in Translation.

Film Review, Jan. 21, 2011

Slack to the Future

Slacker at 20

Screens Feature, Jan. 20, 2011

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