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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 4 of 4

Seventh Son

Fantasy film about an apprentice Spook battling Julianne Moore's evil witch.

Film Review, Feb. 12, 2015

History in the Emulsion

The physical history of Austin can be traced through the movies that have been filmed in the city over the decades

Screens Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

The Duke of Burgundy

This character study of mistress-and-servant lesbian role-playing is gratifying without being sexually explicit.

Film Review, Feb. 5, 2015

Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowskis' space opera starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum is a visual dazzler but a narrative splice-and-dice.

Film Review, Feb. 5, 2015

Amira & Sam

Cross-cultural love between a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi girl flourishes in the Big Apple.

Film Review, Jan. 29, 2015

Black Sea

This undersea actioner stars Jude Law as a submarine captain leading a team of Brits and Russians in the recovery of a sunken fortune.

Film Review, Jan. 29, 2015


Drafthouse Films is distributing this Japanese S&M mindwarp. You could do far worse for midnight-date movie fare.

Film Review, Jan. 22, 2015


We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.

Film Review, Jan. 15, 2015

Greetings From Eagle Rock

The filmmaking brothers, Jay and Mark Duplass, venture into TV with HBO's Togetherness

Screens Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

The eeriness is palpable but the suspense is not.

Film Review, Jan. 8, 2015

One of the Good Guys

Is Chris Ohlson the nicest film producer in town, or just the hardest working?

Screens Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

No Escape

Owen Wilson heads an American family swept up in a Southeast Asian coup

Film Review

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