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Richard Whittaker


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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Guzu Gallery Celebrates Peak TV

Binge: An Art Show Inspired by Television opens tonight

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2018 3:00 PM

William Shatner Keeps on Trekking

On Christmas songs and The Wrath of Khan

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2018 7:00 AM

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Latest update of Kipling's classic is caught in Disney's shadow

Film Review, Dec. 6, 2018

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen

From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure

Screens Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Finding The Wrong Todd at Other Worlds Austin

Rob Schulbaum sees double in his new film

Screens Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Five Films You Can’t Miss at Other Worlds Austin

Zoom into the future with the sci-fi film festival

Screens Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

The Favourite

Period drama puts power and personality first

Film Review, Nov. 29, 2018

Anna and the Apocalypse

Scottish zombie musical is your new Christmas playlist

Film Review, Nov. 29, 2018

Building a Film Community at Renegade Studios

Austin filmmakers create a one-stop production space in Taylor

Screens Feature, Nov. 29, 2018

One in a Crowd

Local filmmakers make their own Netflix movie

Screens Column, Nov. 29, 2018

High-Stepping Into the Zombie Apocalypse

Flash mob on Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge celebrates new horror musical

Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2018 5:30 PM

SXSW Gets Virtual

VR film pioneer Jessica Brillhart announced as 2019 keynote

SXSW Daily, Nov. 27, 2018 10:00 AM

Now Streaming in Austin

Sleep No More brings back Eighties’ Pop and popcorn

Screens Column, Nov. 21, 2018

Handicapping The Front Runner

Jason Reitman on the scandal that changed politics

Screens Daily, Nov. 20, 2018 7:00 AM

Illuminating The Magic Lantern

The Austin film podcast conjures British ghosts for AFS

Screens Daily, Nov. 19, 2018 7:00 AM


Online sex worker drama massages authenticity into techno-thriller

Film Review, Nov. 15, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking

Hannah Fidell travels The Long Dumb Road

Screens Feature, Nov. 15, 2018

Magic Lantern Shines a Light on British Christmas Ghost Stories

Hang with the spirits of Christmas past

Screens Feature, Nov. 15, 2018

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help

Screens Column, Nov. 15, 2018

Rooster Teeth Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Cash will go to local children’s hospitals

Screens Daily, Nov. 13, 2018 11:46 AM

Triggering a Time Trap

Ben Foster and Mark Dennis on the Hill Country sci-fi flick

Screens Daily, Nov. 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Other Worlds Austin Goes to an Alien Nation

Sci-fi and horror fest releases full, final lineup

Screens Daily, Nov. 9, 2018 1:30 PM

ATX Television Festival Adds the Guilds

Blumhouse, Vida, and Men in Trees on the program

Screens Daily, Nov. 8, 2018 2:00 PM

Into the Woods With Fede Alvarez

Director talks rebuilding Lisbeth Salander as a fairy tale

Screens Daily, Nov. 8, 2018 7:00 AM

Outlaw King

Chris Pine aptly fills the crown of Robert the Bruce

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2018


How do you make killing Nazi zombies this dull?

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2018

Steven Yeun Sets the Screen on Fire in Burning

Playing the outsider in working-class Korea

Screens Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

ATX Film News

Bill Hicks, vampires, and slime

Screens Column, Nov. 8, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin

Rooster Teeth Extra Life does it for the kids

Screens Column, Nov. 8, 2018

The Right to be Offensive

Joseph Kahn on his new battle rap social satire Bodied

Screens Daily, Nov. 6, 2018 10:30 AM

Watch Run Like the Devil for Free Now

Before you vote, remind yourself what you’re voting for

Screens Daily, Nov. 6, 2018 9:32 AM

Austin Film Festival Review: Empathy, Inc.

Mind-bending identity SF thriller disturbs and intrigues

Screens Daily, Nov. 2, 2018 12:24 PM

Rooster Teeth Finds Some Common Ground

New documentary takes the politics out of the border

Screens Daily, Nov. 2, 2018 10:30 AM

Austin Film Festival: 10 Things We Learned From the Writers of Infinity War

Marvel scribes Markus and McFeely stay spoiler-free

Screens Daily, Nov. 1, 2018 6:10 PM

The Great Buster: A Celebration

Peter Bogdanovich sketches the outlines of the life of Buster Keaton

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Liz and the Blue Bird

High school anime is a bittersweet symphony

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018


Franco-Japanese anime spoofs rap culture clumsily

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen was one of the greatest rock bands ever. A band touched by such peerless genius that their worst album, 1982’s Hot Space, closes...

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Summoning Darkness With Suspiria

David Kajganich and Jessica Harper on terror and dance

Screens Daily, Nov. 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Austin Film Festival Review: The Black String

Frankie Muniz melts down – literally – in this psychodrama

Screens Daily, Oct. 31, 2018 4:34 PM

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