Richard Whittaker

Culture

The Chronicle's token Englishman, and a graduate of the universities of York, Stirling, and Texas, Richard's multitude of beats have included education, the legislature, Roller Derby, and film news.

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A Fake Disease That Saved Real Lives in <i>Syndrome K</i>
A Fake Disease That Saved Real Lives in Syndrome K
New documentary reveals a secret history of Italian resistance

Screens, Aug. 15, 2022

Fantasia Review: <i>The Breach</i>
Fantasia Review: The Breach
Cosmic horror with a visceral body horror bent

Screens, Aug. 12, 2022

Fantasia Review: <i>Cult Hero</i>
Fantasia Review: Cult Hero
Silly Canadian comedy-horror gets the biggest laughs from its smarts

Screens, Aug. 12, 2022

Fantasia Review: <i>The Fight Machine</i>
Fantasia Review: The Fight Machine
A face-smashing, heartbreaking collision in slow motion

Screens, Aug. 12, 2022

Fantasia Review: <i>Orchestrator of Storms: The Fantastique World of Jean Rollin</i>
Fantasia Review: Orchestrator of Storms: The Fantastique World of Jean Rollin
Inside the mind and art of France's genius of decay

Screens, Aug. 12, 2022

Revew: A Love Song
A Love Song
Dale Dickey paints a meticulous portrait of hope and love

Movie Review, Aug. 12, 2022

Revew: Inu-Oh
Inu-Oh
Japanese medieval history gorgeously reimagined as a rock & roll fable

Movie Review, Aug. 12, 2022

Recording the Day India and Pakistan Split in <i>Partition</i>
Recording the Day India and Pakistan Split in Partition
When India and Pakistan became two separate countries, it reshaped world history. Now an Austin podcaster is telling the personal stories behind that severing.

Arts, Aug. 11, 2022

Summer Stock Goes to the Movies With <i>How to Musical Theatre</i>
Summer Stock Goes to the Movies With How to Musical Theatre
The youth theatre troupe's new film brings back that MGM songs-and-dance style

Screens, Aug. 11, 2022

Revew: Fall
Fall
It's a great view in this vertigo-inducing survival thriller

Movie Review, Aug. 12, 2022

Get a Clue: Janet Evanovich is Coming to the Texas Book Festival
Get a Clue: Janet Evanovich is Coming to the Texas Book Festival
Catch the “the most popular mystery writer alive” this November

Arts, Aug. 10, 2022

A Twisted Family Reunited in Southern Gothic Horror <i>What Josiah Saw</i>
A Twisted Family Reunited in Southern Gothic Horror What Josiah Saw
Director Vincent Grashaw discusses the versions that almost were

Screens, Aug. 6, 2022

Revew: Thirteen Lives
Thirteen Lives
Ron Howard's breathtaking recounting of the Tham Luang cave rescue

Movie Review, Aug. 5, 2022

Revew: Bullet Train
Bullet Train
Brad Pitt bumbles entertainingly through a hyperviolent slapstick comedy

Movie Review, Aug. 5, 2022

Revew: Luck
Luck
Animated adventure is a bright if undemanding pleasure

Movie Review, Aug. 5, 2022

Revew: My Old School
My Old School
True-life high school tall tale takes a sickening, weird turn

Movie Review, Aug. 5, 2022

Revew: Prey
Prey
The Predator franchise goes historical and stays bloody

Movie Review, Aug. 5, 2022

Five Fantastic Adventures at ArmadilloCon
Five Fantastic Adventures at ArmadilloCon
Take a step into a bold future of writing at Austin’s SF and fantasy conference

Arts, Aug. 4, 2022

Beloved Costume Store Lucy in Disguise Closing
Beloved Costume Store Lucy in Disguise Closing
South Congress fixture shutting at the end of the year

Arts, Aug. 2, 2022

Austin Film Festival to Honor Dede Gardner and Stephen Merchant
Austin Film Festival to Honor Dede Gardner and Stephen Merchant
Awards for Moonlight producer, The Office co-creator

Screens, Aug. 2, 2022

Malvern Books Founder Joe W. Bratcher III Dies
Publisher and bookseller shaped Austin's literary scene

Arts, Aug. 1, 2022

Podcast the Myth: B.J. Novak Goes to Texas in <i>Vengeance</i>
Podcast the Myth: B.J. Novak Goes to Texas in Vengeance
The Office star explores the stories that Texas tells itself

Screens, July 29, 2022

SXSW Film Changes the Channel With a New Name
SXSW Film Changes the Channel With a New Name
Festival gives TV content co-headline billing

Screens, July 28, 2022

Full Collapse: Rebecca Hall on Madness and Abuse in <i>Resurrection</i>
Full Collapse: Rebecca Hall on Madness and Abuse in Resurrection
The Night House star on her latest horrifying role

Screens, July 28, 2022

Austin Studio's VR Mini-Golf Game Gets New Course Based on Jim Henson’s <i>Labyrinth</i>
Austin Studio's VR Mini-Golf Game Gets New Course Based on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth
Mighty Coconut goes golfing in the beloved puppet classic

Screens, July 28, 2022

Revew: DC League of Super-Pets
DC League of Super-Pets
Fuzzy superhero antics are perfect summery kids' fare

Movie Review, July 29, 2022

Doc's Drive In Theatre Up for Sale
Doc's Drive In Theatre Up for Sale
Got $4 million? You could buy a slice of outdoor cinema heaven.

Screens, July 27, 2022

aGLIFF Gets in the Ring With New Wrestling Documentary
aGLIFF Gets in the Ring With New Wrestling Documentary
Queer film fest announces first six films

Screens, July 23, 2022

How Dean Fleischer-Camp Brought <i>Marcel the Shell With Shoes On</i> to Life
How Dean Fleischer-Camp Brought Marcel the Shell With Shoes On to Life
Inside the secret life of the stop-motion smash

Screens, July 21, 2022

How Estate Services of Austin Finds New Homes for Treasures Left Behind
How Estate Services of Austin Finds New Homes for Treasures Left Behind
In the saddest times, Carl McQueary and the Estate Services team are there to help

Arts, July 21, 2022

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