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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.

375 articles in 2018   •   page 1 of 10

Top 10 Most Read Film Reviews

Number one will shock you. No, for reals. Shocked and appalled.

Screens Daily, Dec. 29, 2018 7:00 AM

Austin Film Critics Release 2018 Awards Nominee Lists

Roster includes new stunt and mo-cap categories

Screens Daily, Dec. 28, 2018 11:30 AM

Top 10 Most Read Screens Stories

What TV and movie news lit up your search engines?

Screens Daily, Dec. 28, 2018 8:00 AM

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2018

Our favorite films from our least favorite year

Screens Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

Richard Whittaker’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Screens Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

DVDanger: Three Holiday Horrors

A trio of chillers, but which do you want in your stocking?

Screens Daily, Dec. 23, 2018 11:47 AM

If Beale Street Could Talk

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins adapts Baldwin's tale of love and racism

Film Review, Dec. 20, 2018

Welcome to Marwen

Outsider artist's harrowing true story gets a misguided Hollywood sheen

Film Review, Dec. 20, 2018

Dial Code Santa Claus Is This Year's Christmas Surprise

You better watch out for this Pere Noël

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2018

Brooklyn Decker to be Honored at Texas Film Awards

Support the Girls star to take home Rising Star Award

Screens Daily, Dec. 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Time to Summon a Demon!

Watch the latest short from Austin's Chris McInroy

Screens Daily, Dec. 14, 2018 11:32 AM

Once Upon a Deadpool

Deadpool is back ... and he brought Fred Savage with him

Film Review, Dec. 13, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Your friendly neighborhood web-head goes beyond Peter Parker

Film Review, Dec. 13, 2018

Mary Queen of Scots

Period drama has no sense of history

Film Review, Dec. 13, 2018

The Personal Stories Behind Ben Is Back

Writer/director Peter Hedges on family, alcoholism, and going home

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2018

Corporate Reshuffle Signals New Era at Rooster Teeth

How the AT&T takeover at Time Warner affects the local studio

Screens Daily, Dec. 12, 2018 4:22 PM

AFCA Announces Local Film Short List

Five Austin films in contention for the annual award

Screens Daily, Dec. 11, 2018 10:55 PM

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

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