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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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Get Ready to Blaze With This New Trailer

First trailer arrives for biopic of Austin music legend

Screens Daily, Jun. 22, 2018 12:20 PM

ATX TV Fest: How Roku Is Changing How We Watch TV

Will the streaming box disappear, only to be more ubiquitous?

Screens Daily, Jun. 22, 2018 9:18 AM

The Quest of Alain Ducasse

Profile of one of the world's greatest chefs is oddly flavorless.

Film Review, Jun. 21, 2018

David and Nathan Zellner Deconstruct the Cowboy Myth in Damsel

Two of Austin’s most quirky filmmakers venture west

Screens Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin

Working through loss as a teen in "That Day"

Screens Column, Jun. 21, 2018

How J.A. Bayona Made a Real Jurassic World

Director explains how his dinos are leaving the park behind

Screens Daily, Jun. 21, 2018 12:01 AM

Documentary GameChangers Will Change How You Look at E-Sports

Producer Peter Billingsley on high-stakes professional videogaming

Screens Daily, Jun. 19, 2018 7:10 AM

Novelty Firm Backs Dildo Protest Documentary

Cocks Not Glocks gets some firm support

Screens Daily, Jun. 19, 2018 6:00 AM

Bart Layton on Secrets, Lies, and American Animals

How the documentarian turned true crime tropes on their heads

Screens Daily, Jun. 14, 2018 9:00 AM


Ridiculous true story of childhood retained makes for ridiculous fun.

Film Review, Jun. 14, 2018

Pom Poko

"Lost" Studio Ghibli tale of raccoons in peril gets long-delayed release.

Film Review, Jun. 14, 2018

C. Robert Cargill’s Journey From Writing About Film to Making Blockbusters

Something sinister, something strange from Dr. Strange scribe

Screens Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

David Gordon Green's Halloween Trailer

First real look at the Austin director's horror classic sequel

Screens Daily, Jun. 9, 2018 2:37 PM

Big Money, But Who Pays? The Cost of Emerging TV Studios

TV budgets get bigger, but so do network and streamer demands

Screens Daily, Jun. 9, 2018 11:00 AM

Action Point

Johnny Knoxville takes one for the team (again).

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2018


Scenes from the edge of the world in this meditative documentary.

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2018


Toni Collette's burning inferno of a performance illuminates this extraordinary horror.

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2018

David X. Cohen Brings Futurama Back to the Future

ATX Television Festival brings some of the cult show's voice actors together for a table read

Screens Feature, Jun. 7, 2018

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help

Screens Column, Jun. 7, 2018

Checking in to the Hotel Artemis with Sofia Boutella

How the dancer made the leap to action star

Screens Daily, Jun. 7, 2018 12:01 AM

Transylvanian Treats This Weekend

Jo's Coffee, Amy's Ice Creams celebrate Hotel Transylvania 3

Screens Daily, Jun. 1, 2018 4:45 PM

Leigh Whannell Gets an Upgrade

Insidious creator gets techno, and talks the Blumhouse model

Screens Daily, May. 31, 2018 7:00 AM

On Chesil Beach

Desire and desperation in Ian McEwan's pre-sexual revolution novella.

Film Review, May. 31, 2018

DVDanger: I Kill Giants

Grief is a monster in this fantastic fable, plus two new undead flicks

Screens Daily, May. 26, 2018 7:00 AM

Adding to Austin's Asian-American Cinema

Huay-Bing Law on his new short "June," now on HBO

Screens Daily, May. 25, 2018 2:30 PM


Violin maestro Itzhak Perlman gets the biodoc treatment.

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Should you have a bad feeling about this stand-alone Star Wars?

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Goya-winning animation finds the demons within us all.

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

ATX Film News

Austinites on HBO and Netflix, plus big casting news

Screens Column, May. 24, 2018

Chronicle Recommends

Movie picks for Memorial Day

Screens Feature, May. 24, 2018

Other Worlds Austin Warns You: It Came From the Desert!

Monster-sized insect movie gets its Texas premiere

Screens Daily, May. 22, 2018 8:00 PM

Michael B. Jordan Joins Rooster Teeth Show

Black Panther star to voice and produce gen:LOCK

Screens Daily, May. 22, 2018 3:00 PM

Austin Animation Seis Manos Heading to Netflix

More details on the latest show from Powerhouse Animation

Screens Daily, May. 21, 2018 11:18 AM

Deadpool 2

The uncanny merc with a mouth returns with paternal instincts.

Film Review, May. 17, 2018

Unleashing the Summer Blockbusters

Your cinematic calendar for the must-see big releases

Screens Feature, May. 17, 2018

Paramount Gets Ready for Summer

43rd annual celebration of film fun on Austin's grandest screen

Screens Daily, May. 15, 2018 4:00 PM

Coralie Fargeat Gets Revenge on the Male Gaze

Writer/director flips the script on action movies

Screens Daily, May. 11, 2018 8:00 AM

Lu Over the Wall

Japanese mermaid tale with a big heart and a groovy beat.

Film Review, May. 10, 2018

Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy goes back to school.

Film Review, May. 10, 2018

How Rooster Teeth Became an Online Phenomenon

9.5 million YouTube subscribers can’t be wrong

Screens Feature, May. 10, 2018

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