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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 9 of 10

Austin Film News

Locals at SXSW, plus RSVP for a Maybe Shower

Screens Column, Mar. 8, 2018

Texas Film Awards Announce More Stars

Timothée Chalamet, Thandie Newton to present awards

Screens Daily, Mar. 5, 2018 4:00 PM

Red Sparrow

Erotic spy thriller is Fifty Shades of Gorky Park.

Film Review, Mar. 1, 2018

A Broken Trust at the Alamo Drafthouse

After executive mismanagement of sexual harassment accusations, the movie chain reconsiders what it means to do the right thing

Screens Feature, Mar. 1, 2018

Paul Thomas Anderson on His Friendship With Jonathan Demme

Phantom Thread director to receive Texas Film Award

Screens Feature, Mar. 1, 2018

Have a Nice Day

Mid-Nineties-style crime stories refreshed by Chinese cartoons.

Film Review, Feb. 22, 2018

AFS and UT Press Celebrate the Legacy of CinemaTexas

Notes on cinema history

Screens Feature, Feb. 22, 2018

#MeToo, Time's Up Panels Lead SXSW Speaker List

Conference speaker list also adds Sanders, Schwarzenegger

Screens Daily, Feb. 21, 2018 1:00 PM

Black Panther

High drama and high action as Marvel gives Wakanda life.

Film Review, Feb. 15, 2018

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Studio Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale.

Film Review, Feb. 15, 2018

ATX Film News

Our monthly guide to what's filming and screening

Screens Column, Feb. 15, 2018

The Visions of Stan Brakhage

Experimental Response Cinema presents three nights of his work

Screens Daily, Feb. 10, 2018 9:25 AM

AFS Asks You to Love Film

Special cinematic treat for Valentine's Day week

Screens Daily, Feb. 9, 2018 3:30 PM

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A

Breaion King arrest doc heads up the Oscar short list

Film Review, Feb. 8, 2018

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B

Horror and hope in America's underdog communities

Film Review, Feb. 8, 2018

A Ciambra

Cinema verité depiction of life in Italy's Roma communities

Film Review, Feb. 8, 2018

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW

Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party

SXSW Daily, Feb. 7, 2018 1:00 PM

AFS to Honor P.T. Anderson, Armie Hammer

Legendary director and rising actor take inaugural awards

Screens Daily, Feb. 6, 2018 3:00 PM

David Simon Turns on ATX Television

The Wire creator confirmed, plus Queen Sugar team

Screens Daily, Feb. 6, 2018 2:00 PM

DVDanger: Victor Crowley

Adam Green and Kane Hodder head back to the swamp

Screens Daily, Feb. 6, 2018 10:00 AM

Students Say Register to Vote

Student films to remind you the deadline is today

News Daily, Feb. 5, 2018 3:32 PM

Living Among Us

Bloodless vampire found footage should stay in the shadows

Film Review, Feb. 1, 2018

SXSW Film Goes to A Quiet Place

Over 100 films and 43 world premieres fill a noisy nine days

Screens Feature, Feb. 1, 2018

Austin Spotlight Film Festival Shines on Locals

Monthly fest for underdogs and up-and-comers

Screens Feature, Feb. 1, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin: Becoming Jessica Nigri

Rooster Teeth’s new cosplay documentary, Becoming Jessica Nigri

Screens Column, Feb. 1, 2018

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List

High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest

SXSW Daily, Jan. 31, 2018 1:00 PM

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW

Plus major tech names, Westworld panel, and more added

SXSW Daily, Jan. 30, 2018 9:57 AM

DVDanger: Animation Nations

Napping Princess leads this week's home releases

Screens Daily, Jan. 29, 2018 2:30 PM

Nic Cage Plays Happy Families in Mom and Dad

The Oscar winner on parental love, and the calm before the storm

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

Location, Location, Location

AISD is moving its administrative offices from West Sixth Street to Highway 290. Why would any government entity do that?

News Feature, Jan. 25, 2018

The Final Year

Behind the scenes with the Obama foreign policy team

Film Review, Jan. 25, 2018

The Austin Film Festival Calendar

Plan out your 2018 Fest schedule

Screens Feature, Jan. 25, 2018

ATX Film News

Our monthly guide to what’s filming and screening

Screens Feature, Jan. 25, 2018

Rooster Teeth Launches gen:LOCK Teaser Trailer

First footage from new mecha-anime from Austin studio

Screens Daily, Jan. 22, 2018 2:20 PM

12 Strong

High-tech bombs and horseback soldiers fight together in the U.S. war in Afghanistan

Film Review, Jan. 18, 2018

Small Town Crime

John Hawkes hits the bottle and the case as a modern day detective on the trail for redemption

Film Review, Jan. 18, 2018

Mondo Gets Monstrous Again

Gallery mounts second Universal Monsters show

Screens Feature, Jan. 18, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin

Two local movies look at life as a struggling artist

Screens Column, Jan. 18, 2018

First Look: Mondo's New Monsters

Exclusive look at Greg Ruth's Bride of Frankenstein

Screens Daily, Jan. 17, 2018 9:00 AM

Alamo Drafthouse Announces New Code of Conduct

Cinema chain takes new direction after public outcry

Screens Daily, Jan. 16, 2018 2:30 PM

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