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Richard Whittaker

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @YorkshireTX

The Chronicle's token Englishman, and a graduate of the universities of York, Stirling, and Texas, Richard's multitude of beats include education, the legislature, and film news. He has also been covering roller derby since 2007, the longest run for any mainstream journalist.

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Fantastic Fest Review: We Are the Flesh

Visceral horror probes the necessity of morals

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2016 11:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses

Faith and law clash in this New Zealand documentary

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2016 2:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Safe Neighborhood

John Hughes meets Wes Craven in a candy-coated home invasion

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2016 1:25 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: A Dark Song

Sorcery and loss meld in stunning debut

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2016 8:00 AM

Lee Majors Can't Stop

The Six Million Dollar Man visits Wizard World

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2016 10:00 AM

Fantastic Fest: American Honey

Star Sasha Lane on an eye-opening road trip

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2016 9:30 AM

Fantastic Fest: 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters

Director Kevin Burke on one-sheets and screenprints

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2016 9:00 AM

Fantastic Fest: Zoology

Director Ivan Tverdovsky on the tale of a tail

Screens Daily, Sep. 22, 2016 6:00 AM

Will Trump Get Out the Latino Vote?

Eddie Rodriguez previews his upcoming Texas Tribune Festival panel

News Feature, Sep. 22, 2016

Charting the Monsters of Fantastic Fest

Here there be movies

Screens Feature, Sep. 22, 2016

The Handmaiden's Tale

Sex, lies, and secrets in the U.S. premiere of Park Chan-wook's latest

Screens Feature, Sep. 22, 2016

Don Coscarelli Returns With Phantasm: Ravager

Great balls of dire

Screens Feature, Sep. 22, 2016

Into the Capsule

Cold War space thriller gets Texas premiere

Screens Daily, Sep. 20, 2016 1:15 PM

Summoning the Blair Witch

Into the woods with Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard

Screens Daily, Sep. 16, 2016 11:30 AM

Rio Rita Moves to Badlands

Was Chicon venue pushed, or did they jump?

Music Daily, Sep. 16, 2016 11:19 AM

Beside the Point: Failing Our Teachers

Why won't we fund our schools?

News Column, Sep. 15, 2016

Spoilers and Dreamers

Libertarian, Green parties scrap for votes

News Feature, Sep. 15, 2016

How the American Genre Film Archive Is Saving Movies One Reel at a Time

Austin nonprofit preserves cinema’s underseen and underappreciated

Screens Feature, Sep. 15, 2016

Exposing The Zodiac Killer

The first film to be restored by the American Genre Film Archive

Screens Feature, Sep. 15, 2016

Austin Film Festival Full Slate

Marquee names include Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Patton Oswalt

Screens Daily, Sep. 14, 2016 11:00 AM

Crunch Time for Rooster Teeth

Love, science, and Starship Troopers

Screens Daily, Sep. 12, 2016 3:30 PM

Sparks Fly at First ACC Trustee Forum

Unexpected chill at the first ACC endorsement meetings

News Feature, Sep. 8, 2016

Austin Filmmaker Greg Kwedar On His Acclaimed Thriller Transpecos

Blood on the border

Screens Feature, Sep. 8, 2016

DVDanger: Building The Iron Giant

Tim McCanlies talks behind-the-scenes of the animated classic

Screens Daily, Sep. 7, 2016 12:10 PM

Fantastic Fest Wave Three

Multiple monsters, sequels, and regulars (and RZA)

Screens Daily, Sep. 7, 2016 12:00 PM

Rick Perry, Lord of the Dance?

Why would a former Texas governor go on reality TV? Why not?

News Daily, Sep. 2, 2016 12:23 PM

Patrick: Cut Costs for Rich Kids

Lt. gov. targets tuition credits, waivers

News Feature, Sep. 1, 2016

ACC Board Place 9 Race: Not a Snoozefest

Four candidates emerge from extended filing deadline

News Feature, Sep. 1, 2016

Uncle Kent 2

Meta-sequel to the Joe Swanberg film

Film Review, Sep. 1, 2016

DVDanger: Follow

Owen Egerton on VOD, plus Antibirth

Screens Daily, Aug. 27, 2016 10:00 AM

Fede Alvarez Says Don't Breathe

On Detroit, Uruguay, and shooting that scene

Screens Daily, Aug. 26, 2016 12:30 PM

Morrow vs. Trump vs. the GOP

Travis County GOP rudderless, broke after ousting chair

News Daily, Aug. 26, 2016 12:26 PM

GOP Ousts Robert Morrow? Maybe.

State chair claims Travis County chair resigned

News Daily, Aug. 25, 2016 10:51 PM

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival

The Handmaiden, Sadako vs. Kayako in wave two

Screens Daily, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 PM

AISD and ACC Board of Trustees

News Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Lege, Statewide, and Beyond

News Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

What Does Austin’s Explosive Growth Mean for Capital Metro?

Big changes are coming, but it’s not clear yet what they will be

News Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Fabio Frizzi Takes Austin to The Beyond

First word on performance of new score for grisly classic

Screens Daily, Aug. 24, 2016 2:30 PM

The Terror Behind Terror of Frankenstein

Austin debut of mind-bending horror Director's Commentary

Screens Daily, Aug. 24, 2016 12:15 PM

Nine Reasons Why Trump Is in Austin

Deciphering the most baffling campaign stop of 2016

News Daily, Aug. 23, 2016 8:38 AM

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