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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.

132 articles in 2015   •   page 2 of 4

Bloodsucking Bastards

Cubicle horrors: Vampires bloody the workplace

Film Review, Sep. 3, 2015

Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos

First animated Mexican movie to receive wide release in the States

Film Review, Sep. 3, 2015

What She Does Isn’t Secret

Punk rock doc godmother Penelope Spheeris speaks

Screens Daily, Aug. 28, 2015 12:00 PM

Sinister 2

Round 2 for this supernatural horror franchise

Film Review, Aug. 27, 2015

Gone to the Dogs

Bob Byington on his latest Austin comedy, 7 Chinese Brothers

Screens Feature, Aug. 27, 2015

Austin's Public-Access Glory Days

When We Were Live time-travels back to weird TV

Screens Feature, Aug. 27, 2015

American Ultra

This stoner action rom-com stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2015

Being Evel

Evel Knievel rides again in this retrospective doc

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2015

Fantastic Four

Marvel not at this Fox flop

Film Review, Aug. 13, 2015

The Look of Silence

Getting personal with Indonesia's bloody past in follow-up to The Act of Killing

Film Review, Aug. 13, 2015

Meet Me in Montenegro

Real-life couple and co-directors explore whether love is better the second time around

Film Review, Aug. 13, 2015

Straight Outta Compton

Picture about origins of rap group NWA shows off their snarly cool

Film Review, Aug. 13, 2015

Cop Car

Two boys go on the lam in Kevin Bacon's cop car

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2015

The Gift

Joel Edgerton moves to the director's chair for this white-knuckle suspenser

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2015


A Belgian riff on the pitch-black legend of the Honeymoon Killers

Film Review, Jul. 30, 2015

Who Let the Dogs Out?

A playlist for the dog days of summer

Music Feature, Jul. 16, 2015

Punk Trilogy Gets a Re-release

Penelope Spheeris speaks on her restored punk doc triptych

Screens Feature, Jul. 16, 2015


Doc about the life of Amy Winehouse is revelatory, amusing, and deeply devastating

Film Review, Jul. 9, 2015

Bad Education

The Tribe offers up a spellbinding look inside a Ukrainian school for the deaf

Screens Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

The Governator is back

Film Review, Jul. 2, 2015

Ted 2

Mark Wahlberg and the irrepressible Seth MacFarlane return for a sequel

Film Review, Jun. 25, 2015

Desolation Angel

Ana Lily Amirpour on the cult of cinema

Screens Feature, Jun. 25, 2015

The Wolfpack

This doc makes us privy to a family that's like none we've ever seen before

Film Review, Jun. 18, 2015

The Medium Is the Message

The co-director of Inside Out talks shop

Screens Feature, Jun. 18, 2015

Combat Rock

New doc unearths Cambodia's rock & roll spirit

Screens Feature, Jun. 18, 2015

Jurassic World

Bigger isn’t necessarily better

Film Review, Jun. 11, 2015

Moving Mountains

Turk and Christy Pipkin are keeping busy changing the world

Screens Feature, Jun. 11, 2015


The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody

Film Review, Jun. 4, 2015

When Marnie Was There

Will this ghost story be the final film from animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli?

Film Review, Jun. 4, 2015

Go Make Your Own Movie

Local filmmaker tackles the Big Boys

Screens Feature, Jun. 4, 2015

Read My Lips

Hardcore demanded history, so here it pounds

Music Feature, May. 28, 2015

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

Did anyone really ask for a third helping of this stomach-turning provocation?

Film Review, May. 28, 2015

San Andreas

This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw

Film Review, May. 28, 2015

Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow Returns

We're gonna need a bigger summer

Screens Daily, May. 21, 2015 7:00 AM

The Unwanted

Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire story Carmilla is given a Southern Gothic edge

Film Review, May. 21, 2015

Lambert & Stamp

Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were two would-be filmmakers who wound up managing the Who

Film Review, May. 14, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Glorious action cinema abounds on Fury Road

Film Review, May. 14, 2015


Screens Feature, May. 14, 2015

The Jesus & Mary Chain

Levitation interviews

Music Feature, May. 7, 2015

Arlo & Julie Puzzles Over Love

The Arlo & Julie team puts the pieces together

Screens Feature, May. 7, 2015

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