Richard Whittaker

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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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Macon Blair to Direct <i>Toxic Avenger</i> Relaunch
Macon Blair to Direct Toxic Avenger Relaunch
Austin director cleans up with return of the cult classic

Screens, March 21, 2019

Revew: Us
Us
Jordan Peele has met the enemy, and they is Us

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

Revew: Dragged Across Concrete
Dragged Across Concrete
Police brutality and corruption in a world of malice and greed

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

Revew: Giant Little Ones
Giant Little Ones
Teen sexuality as a spectrum in this tender drama of growing up and coming out

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

Revew: Wonder Park
Wonder Park
PG-theme park adventure we're all tall enough to ride

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

What If Mickey Mouse Had a Life Outside the Movies?
What If Mickey Mouse Had a Life Outside the Movies?
Why we’re drawn to illustrated icons

Screens, March 21, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Day Shall Come</i>
Film Review: The Day Shall Come
British satirist Chris Morris takes aim at security theater

SXSW, March 16, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>Tread</i>
Film Review: Tread
The ugliest, wildest zoning fight ever becomes a trip into madness

SXSW, March 14, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash</i>
Film Review: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
The Man in Black as a rainbow of emotions in this tender documentary

SXSW, March 14, 2019

Inside the Amazing World of Taxidermy With <i>Stuffed</i>
Film Q&A: Stuffed
Director Erin Derham finds beauty and lessons in animal art

SXSW, March 14, 2019

SXSW Film Q&A: Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew are <i>Tone-Deaf</i>
Film Q&A: Tone-Deaf
How the sardonic Midnighter is a battle of (and for) the ages

SXSW, March 13, 2019

Revew: Mapplethorpe
Mapplethorpe
Matt Smith creates a startling portrait of the master photographer

Movie Review, March 15, 2019

Revew: Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn
Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn
Part one of epic anime quest is a fine first step

Movie Review, March 15, 2019

Lance Bass Relives an Astounding Fraud in <i>The Boy Band Con</i>
Lance Bass Relives an Astounding Fraud in The Boy Band Con
Manufactured pop meets true crime in this documentary about Lou Pearlman

Screens, March 13, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>We Are the Radical Monarchs</i>
Film Review: We Are the Radical Monarchs
Oakland's next generation of activists gets a place to learn

SXSW, March 12, 2019

SXSW Film Q&A: <i>Red Dog</i>
SXSW Film Q&A: Red Dog
True stories from Oklahoma City's most infamous bar

SXSW, March 12, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>I'm Just F*cking With You</i>
Film Review: I'm Just F*cking With You
A race to the bottom in different flavors of toxic masculinity

SXSW, March 12, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>Museum Town</i>
Film Review: Museum Town
Epic art as economic development in the story of MASS MoCA

SXSW, March 12, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>Long Shot</i>
SXSW Film Review: Long Shot
Rogen and Theron are charming in charmless political rom-com

SXSW, March 10, 2019

Maeve Higgins Makes SXSW Ghost Comedy More Than <i>Extra Ordinary</i>
SXSW Film: Extra Ordinary
Comedian and podcaster takes on the afterlife

SXSW, March 10, 2019

SXSW Short Film “Stop” Finds Fear in Being Pulled Over
SXSW Film: “Stop”
Austin director Steven DeGennaro on race and roadside terror

Screens, March 9, 2019

SXSW Film Q&A: John Lee Hancock on <i>The Highwaymen</i>
SXSW Film: The Highwaymen
Texas director retells the Bonnie and Clyde story from the cops’ view

SXSW, March 9, 2019

Film Review: Jordan Peele’s <i>Us</i>
Film Review: Jordan Peele’s Us
The Get Out director has seen the enemy, and it is us

SXSW, March 8, 2019

SXSW Short Film “Sweet Steel” Tells Heartfelt Story of Suicide
SXSW Film: “Sweet Steel”
Austin filmmaker Will Goss on his new film about depression

Screens, March 8, 2019

ATX Television Festival Asks You to <i>Dare Me</i>
ATX Television Festival Asks You to Dare Me
USA's new cheerleading drama added to fest's season 8

Screens, March 7, 2019

Charlotte Flair, Queen of the Squared Circle
Charlotte Flair, Queen of the Squared Circle
Women used to be an afterthought in professional wrestling: not anymore

Screens, March 7, 2019

Bow Down and Pay Up for <i>J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius</i>
Bow Down and Pay Up for J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius
The power of slack compels you in this SXSW documentary

Screens, March 7, 2019

ATX Film News: Good News for Texas’ Film and Game Incentives
ATX Film News: Good News for Texas’ Film and Game Incentives

Screens, March 7, 2019

Revew: Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel
Brie Larson confidently lays the next cornerstone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Movie Review, March 8, 2019

Robert Rodriguez Returns to His DIY Roots With <i>Red 11</i>
Robert Rodriguez Returns to His DIY Roots With Red 11
The film the Austin director shot while filming blockbuster Alita: Battle Angel debuts at SXSW

Screens, March 7, 2019

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