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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.

250 articles in 2012   •   page 1 of 7

The Man With the Iron Fists

Wu-Tang Clan firebrand RZA branches out into directing a martial arts film.

Film Review, Nov. 9, 2012

Everything Went Black: Hello, I Must Be Going ...

Black sabbatical!

Screens Daily, Nov. 7, 2012 4:41 PM

Silent Hill: Revelation

Watch out for the demons that inhabit Silent Hill.

Film Review, Nov. 2, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph

Candyland meets Tron by way of Nintendo's Donkey Kong, a sweet splash of treacly Disneyana, a dollop of Pixar's Cars, and a gooey series of...

Film Review, Nov. 2, 2012

FFFF Live Review: A Place To Bury Strangers

Auditorium Shores, Nov. 4

Music Feature, Nov. 1, 2012

FFFF Live Review: Astronautalis

Auditorium Shores, Nov. 2

Music Feature, Nov. 1, 2012

Nowhere Near His Final Frontier

At 74, 'Starlog' and 'Fangoria' co-founder Kerry O'Quinn is just getting started

Screens Feature, Nov. 1, 2012

Everything Went Black: Darth Mouse

The future of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away

Screens Daily, Oct. 31, 2012 2:59 PM

DVD Watch

'All in the Family: The Complete Series'

Screens Daily, Oct. 30, 2012 9:09 AM

Paranormal Activity 4

Five years after the end of PA3, things are still going bump in the night.

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2012

Chasing Mavericks

Starring Gerard Butler, this inspirational surfing drama somehow fails to inspire.

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2012

Cloud Atlas

This spellbinding adaptation of a supposedly “unfilmable” novel achieves near-perfection on virtually all levels.

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2012

The House I Live In

Eugene Jarecki examines America's war on drugs and the collateral and self-inflicted damage it has caused within one African-American family.

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2012

Everything Went Black: Five Hits From Hell

What to watch this Halloween

Screens Daily, Oct. 24, 2012 8:57 AM

AFF2012: Vampira and He

'Vampira and Me' director R.H. Greene speaks

Screens Daily, Oct. 21, 2012 8:26 PM

AFF2012: A Conversation with Frank Darabont

Just don't ask him about 'The Woman in the Room'

Screens Daily, Oct. 21, 2012 6:48 PM

AFF2012: DC vs. Marvel Panel

Hulk argue, smash, concur

Screens Daily, Oct. 21, 2012 12:20 PM

When There's No More Room in Hell, the Dead Will Go Skating

Blood Over Texas's '4th Annual Zombie Skate' this Sunday

Screens Daily, Oct. 20, 2012 7:17 PM

AFF2012: 'Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)'

In James Franco's mind, no one can hear you scream

Screens Daily, Oct. 20, 2012 9:20 AM

AFF2012: 'Vampira and Me'

Love bites

Screens Daily, Oct. 19, 2012 10:31 AM

Alex Cross

Stretching out of his Madea comfort zone to play James Patterson's FBI profiler is a courageous but misguided move on Tyler Perry’s part.

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2012

Least Among Saints

A combat veteran suffering from PTSD becomes the dubious mentor of a boy whose mother has just OD'd in this heartfelt drama.

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2012

Here Comes the Boom

Kevin James plays a biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter; Salma Hayek is his love interest.

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2012

Down With Netflix! Down With Redbox!

Saturday is Independent Video Store Day

Screens Daily, Oct. 18, 2012 3:44 PM

'Pictures of Superheroes' Packs in the Austin Comedy Talent

Quirky comedy filled with familiar faces

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Don't Everybody Freak Out

Dark Matters' horror shows

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Everything Went Black: I Was Dead Before Dead Was Cool

Shoot him in the head. He's dead, he's all messed up

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2012 7:24 PM

VOD Watch

'Paul Williams Still Alive' trains the camera on the wrong guy

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2012 2:00 PM

How I Got Hitched

Marc Savlov on how Hitchcock was a family affair

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2012 10:00 AM

Seven Psychopaths

A knockout cast of oddball actors seize the reins in Martin McDonagh's smart comedy about dumb people doing really awful things.

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2012

SXSWi 2013: MakerBot's Bre Pettis to Deliver Opening Remarks

But is it the real Bre Pettis or some creepy Thingiverse extrusion deal?

SXSW Daily, Oct. 11, 2012 4:51 PM

Everything Went Black: Live Fast Drive Faster

"Hello Kowalski..?

Screens Daily, Oct. 11, 2012 12:52 PM

Wake in Fright

Originally released in 1971, this Australian oddity has been recently restored to its waking-nightmare intensity.

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2012

DVD Watch

Thai director Pen-ek Ratanruang goes bang with a 'Headshot'

Screens Daily, Oct. 9, 2012 12:42 PM

Chef du Cinema: Hungarian Ghoulish, Anyone?

"Wait. Where are you going? I was going to make espresso."

Screens Daily, Oct. 8, 2012 7:19 PM


Tim Burton’s animated, black-and-white movie about a boy and his dog is sweetly filtered through the lens of Frankenstein and other famous monsters.

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2012

Taken 2

The action in this Liam Neeson thriller is frenetic and frequent, and keeps him in constant MacGyver mode.

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2012

Everything Went Black: Boo! Scary!

Whatever happened to the Transylvania Twist?

Screens Daily, Oct. 4, 2012 7:15 AM

Tonight: Miles Arceneaux and Stephen Romano at BookPeople

Start your October off write

Books Daily, Oct. 1, 2012 11:46 AM

House at the End of the Street

This scary-house movie starring Jennifer Lawrence is a strictly middling nonshocker.

Film Review, Sep. 28, 2012

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