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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.

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Austin Spotlight Film Festival Shines on Locals

Monthly fest for underdogs and up-and-comers

Screens Feature, Feb. 1, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin

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

Winter Weather Emergency Update

Who's open, who's closed for the cold snap in Austin

News Daily, Jan. 15, 2018 6:15 PM

Congratulations! It's a Maybe Shower!

First look at new Austin maternity comedy

Screens Daily, Jan. 13, 2018 9:00 AM


The closing days of the old West, and the legacy of the Indian Wars, bloodily examined

Film Review, Jan. 11, 2018

The Commuter

Liam Neeson still has a very particular set of skills

Film Review, Jan. 11, 2018

Split Decision for Austin Film Critics Association

Get Out, The Shape of Water top local critic awards

Screens Feature, Jan. 11, 2018

Macon Blair Feels at Home in Austin

First-time director wins critics’ applause

Screens Feature, Jan. 11, 2018

One in a Crowd

Local crowdfunding campaigns

Screens Column, Jan. 11, 2018

Get Out Wins Austin Critics Top Prize

The Shape of Water, Timothée Chalamet get nods

Screens Daily, Jan. 8, 2018 2:00 PM

SXSW Adds Melinda Gates

Philanthropist joins keynote speaker list, plus more names

SXSW Daily, Jan. 8, 2018 10:33 AM

Nicole Conley Johnson Joins Public Education Review

AISD CFO becomes fourth member of Texas Commission on Public School Finance

News Feature, Jan. 4, 2018

The Many Truths of I, Tonya

Sebastian Stan and Steven Rogers on unreliable narrators and figure skating's most controversial figure

Screens Feature, Jan. 4, 2018

Korea’s Blue-Collar Heroes

AFS highlights the films of Bong Joon-ho

Screens Feature, Jan. 4, 2018

UFC Fight Night Comes to Austin

Texas brawlers and strikers fill out the card

Sports Daily, Jan. 3, 2018 11:00 AM

Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet

From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year

Screens Daily, Jan. 1, 2018 9:00 AM

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

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