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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.

344 articles in 2017   •   page 1 of 9

I Don't Feel at Home Wins Best Austin Film

Macon Blair's debut lauded by Austin Film Critics Association

Screens Daily, Dec. 31, 2017 12:00 PM

“World of Tomorrow Episode Two" Warps to VOD

Don Hertzfeldt's beloved animation on Vimeo now

Screens Daily, Dec. 29, 2017 3:30 PM

AISD’s Big Move

A $1 billion bond? No problem.

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

The Epic of Dawnna Dukes

And what a year it’s been

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Father Figures

On a road to nowhere with Ed Helms and Owen Wilson

Film Review, Dec. 28, 2017

God's Own Country

Love and lambing on the cruel, cold hills of England

Film Review, Dec. 28, 2017

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2017

The year in cinema, and the Chronicle’s top 10 lists

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Richard Whittaker’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Holiday Viewing: A Christmas Carol

In this season of giving, who is the best Scrooge?

Screens Daily, Dec. 24, 2017 12:01 AM

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The engineering secrets of a Hollywood great

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2017

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

High adventure and fun times in an unexpectedly entertaining sequel

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2017

The End of the Free and Open Internet?

Austin's creative class worries what the FCC net neutrality ruling means for life online

Screens Feature, Dec. 21, 2017

Where to See Christmas Classics on the Big Screen in Austin

Here’s your cure for cabin fever and forced family bonding

Screens Feature, Dec. 21, 2017

Austin Film Festival Puts Diversity First

Writer-focused fest plans to amplify more unheard voices

Screens Daily, Dec. 19, 2017 1:00 PM

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A stellar entry into the beloved franchise

Film Review, Dec. 14, 2017

Gift Guide Grab Bag

An array of extravagance to geek out on

Screens Feature, Dec. 14, 2017

Holiday Viewing: TV Christmas Episodes

Celebrate the season in Sunnydale, the Oval Office, and more

Screens Daily, Dec. 14, 2017 12:01 AM

Holiday Viewing: Doctor Who at Christmas

Which are the best (and worst) of the BBC classic's Xmas specials?

Screens Daily, Dec. 11, 2017 12:01 AM

Other Worlds Austin Review: Defective

Canadian dystopia keeps you on your toes

Screens Daily, Dec. 9, 2017 8:00 PM

Holiday Viewing: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Some Santas belong on the naughty list

Screens Daily, Dec. 9, 2017 12:01 AM

Alita: Battle Angel Teaser Arrives

First look at latest Robert Rodriguez film

Screens Daily, Dec. 8, 2017 4:25 PM

Into The Black Hole at Other Worlds Austin

Director Gary Nelson on Disney's sci-fi epic, returning this weekend

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2017 8:01 AM

Holiday Gift Guide: Gaming

Make sure the gamer on your list has something to open

Screens Feature, 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

Reach for the Skyline

Other Worlds Austin Film Festival goes above and Beyond

Screens Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Holiday Viewing: Krampus

How to avoid being dragged away on Krampusnacht

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2017 12:01 AM

Opening Night at Guzu Gallery

Artists talk about their work for new horror-themed show

Screens Daily, Dec. 6, 2017 8:00 AM

Holiday Viewing: The Dead

The shadow of Christmas past hangs long over Huston's classic

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2017 12:01 AM

Holiday Viewing: Black Christmas

The giving season can be murder in the original slasher

Screens Daily, Dec. 2, 2017 12:01 AM

Austin Heads to Sundance

Zellners' latest and Blaze Foley film booked for Utah fest

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2017 9:00 AM

Fantastic Fest Announces New Board

Familiar faces make up directors for troubled festival

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2017 8:35 AM

AISD’s Big Move

It's musical chairs for the school district

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2017

Time for a New Republic (Studios)

John Robison is building a creative campus out in Bastrop

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2017


More murder and mayhem from Mickey Keating

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Blade of the Immortal

More blood-splattered samurai action from the Japanese master

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Can New Republic Studios Be a Game Changer for Austin?

Massive makeover could make Austin the new Atlanta for film

Screens Daily, Nov. 21, 2017 1:15 PM

Dem Donor Steve Mostyn Dead

Mostyn, a Houston attorney, was 46

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Rooster Teeth Beams Out Lazer Team 2

Sci-fi comedy sequel lands on YouTube Red

Screens Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Drawn to Batman at Wizard World

Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester on voicing the dynamic duo

Screens Daily, Nov. 17, 2017 8:00 AM

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