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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.

100 articles in 2017   •   page 1 of 3

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

All the Money in the World

Christopher Plummer mesmerizes as the greediest man alive

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2017

Just Getting Started

Grumpy old men on the golf course

Film Review, Dec. 14, 2017


A beloved children's book gets a mediocre screen adaptation

Film Review, Dec. 14, 2017

The Shape of Water

An unconventional love story from one of the best fabulists

Film Review, Dec. 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Film Fan

From up on the screen to under the tree

Screens Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Pop-Culture Collectors

Alternative gifts for the Game of Thrones and Stranger Things fan in your life

Screens Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington is a lawyer who goes rogue

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Don Hertzfeldt and His “World of Tomorrow”

Austin animator screens his acclaimed shorts

Screens Daily, Nov. 27, 2017 9:00 PM


An original take on a crisis of faith

Film Review, Nov. 16, 2017


Treacly feel-good drama nevertheless has helpful life lessons

Film Review, Nov. 16, 2017

The Work

Doc on a powerful Folsom Prison therapy group

Film Review, Nov. 9, 2017


The Saw character returns

Film Review, Nov. 2, 2017


A woman confronts an older ex-lover with devastating results

Film Review, Nov. 2, 2017

Austin Film Festival Review: Mansfield 66/67

Did sexess spoil Jayne Mansfield, or was it … Satan?

Screens Daily, Oct. 31, 2017 12:30 PM

The Snowman

Jo Nesbø's crime series hits the big screen

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2017


It's not just a storm, it's a ...

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2017

Goodbye Christopher Robin

The story of A.A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2017

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Account of the informant who brought down Nixon's administration

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2017


Supreme Court judge biopic has bite

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2017

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

The origins of the iconic Amazon princess

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2017

The Foreigner

Jackie Chan takes a page from Liam Neeson

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

This visually lush sequel was worth the wait.

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2017

The Mountain Between Us

This is what a boring plane crash movie looks like

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2017

American Made

Tom Cruise is a pilot who becomes embroiled in the Iran/Contra scandal

Film Review, Sep. 28, 2017


Moody, marijuana-tinged drama

Film Review, Sep. 28, 2017


Jennifer Lawrence on the brink of madness

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

Brad's Status

Ben Stiller shines in this character study

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The LEGO law of diminishing returns

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

Marjorie Prime

Jordan Harrison’s play, on which Michael Almereyda’s exceptional, deeply empathetic film is based, was nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and I won’t...

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2017


Like Cannibal Holocaust and Woody Allen’s Interiors, Lemon falls under the category of great first-date litmus-test films. If you’re both on the same cinematic wavelength,...

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2017

The Midwife

Two screen legends deliver in a mildly sappy drama

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2017


This Stephen King adaptation floats with the best of them

Film Review, Sep. 7, 2017

There's Something in the Woods

Celebrating the Alamo Rolling Roadshow with Bruce Campbell

Screens Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Stephanie Elizondo Griest Tracks Injustices on U.S. Borders

The award-winning journalist discusses her latest book, All the Agents and Saints

Arts Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Birth of the Dragon

Bruce Lee: the early years

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017


In an Orthodox Jewish community, a father struggles to retain custody of his son

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017

A Twofer of Slashers That Are a Cut Above

A horror classic and a hidden gem highlight this week

Screens Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

In This Corner of the World

The life of a Japanese girl during wartime

Film Review, Aug. 24, 2017

Shot Caller

The metamorphosis of the prison system

Film Review, Aug. 17, 2017

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