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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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Into the Woods With Fede Alvarez

Director talks rebuilding Lisbeth Salander as a fairy tale

Screens Daily, Nov. 8, 2018 7:00 AM

Outlaw King

Chris Pine aptly fills the crown of Robert the Bruce

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2018


How do you make killing Nazi zombies this dull?

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2018

Steven Yeun Sets the Screen on Fire in Burning

Playing the outsider in working-class Korea

Screens Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

ATX Film News

Bill Hicks, vampires, and slime

Screens Column, Nov. 8, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin: RT Extra Life

Rooster Teeth Extra Life does it for the kids

Screens Column, Nov. 8, 2018

The Right to be Offensive

Joseph Kahn on his new battle rap social satire Bodied

Screens Daily, Nov. 6, 2018 10:30 AM

Watch Run Like the Devil for Free Now

Before you vote, remind yourself what you’re voting for

Screens Daily, Nov. 6, 2018 9:32 AM

Austin Film Festival Review: Empathy, Inc.

Mind-bending identity SF thriller disturbs and intrigues

Screens Daily, Nov. 2, 2018 12:24 PM

Rooster Teeth Finds Some Common Ground

New documentary takes the politics out of the border

Screens Daily, Nov. 2, 2018 10:30 AM

Austin Film Festival: 10 Things We Learned From the Writers of Infinity War

Marvel scribes Markus and McFeely stay spoiler-free

Screens Daily, Nov. 1, 2018 6:10 PM

The Great Buster: A Celebration

Peter Bogdanovich sketches the outlines of the life of Buster Keaton

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Liz and the Blue Bird

High school anime is a bittersweet symphony

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018


Franco-Japanese anime spoofs rap culture clumsily

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen was one of the greatest rock bands ever. A band touched by such peerless genius that their worst album, 1982’s Hot Space, closes...

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Summoning Darkness With Suspiria

David Kajganich and Jessica Harper on terror and dance

Screens Daily, Nov. 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Austin Film Festival Review: The Black String

Frankie Muniz melts down – literally – in this psychodrama

Screens Daily, Oct. 31, 2018 4:34 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Undercliffe

British mystery probes the identity of a man and a town

Screens Daily, Oct. 28, 2018 10:45 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: The Dark Red

Psychic powers and powerful delusions in this bloody thriller

Screens Daily, Oct. 27, 2018 8:00 AM

Zane Holtz is a Hunter Killer

Austin transplant on going Hollywood and AFF in the same week

Screens Daily, Oct. 26, 2018 2:00 PM

Beautiful Boy

Steve Carell soars above this overly-earnest addiction biography

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2018


Swedish coming out drama has a mythological bent

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2018

Small-Town Drama, Small-Town Hospitality

Austin director Tyler Russell gets help picking some Texas Cotton

Screens Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Iron Orchard Gets Its Day on Screen

Austin Film Festival shows the film adaptation of the classic Texas novel

Screens Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Paul and "Molly & Ann"

Former UT RTF director chronicles the impact of two Texas icons

Screens Daily, Oct. 25, 2018 12:10 AM

Jonah Hill Goes Back to the Mid90s

Director's debut is a film he can stand by

Screens Daily, Oct. 24, 2018 12:52 PM

Other Worlds Austin Hits The Dead Center

Sci-fi and horror film fest adds centerpiece film and more

Screens Daily, Oct. 20, 2018 10:30 AM

Into the Night With Joe Taslim and Timo Tjahjanto

Indonesian action flick The Night Comes For Us pulls no punches

Screens Daily, Oct. 19, 2018 8:00 AM

Aiming for the Big Kill

Scott Martin on the inaccurate West in his new gunslinger flick

Screens Daily, Oct. 18, 2018 11:30 AM

The Guilty

Single-location thriller travels deep into a killer mystery

Film Review, Oct. 18, 2018


The night he came home again (for the first time)

Film Review, Oct. 18, 2018

UT Grad Brings Politics Back to the Multiplex With The Oath

Producer Ray Mansfield and star/first-time filmmaker Ike Barinholtz on their timely satire

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2018

Putting the Austin in Austin Film Festival

What ATX and Lone Star titles are screening at next week's fest?

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2018 8:00 PM

Solving a Mystery That Should Stay Unsolved in Doe

Other Worlds Austin screens amnesia thriller with a twist

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2018 1:25 PM

Happy Anniversary, Marvel Cinematic Universe

Mondo Gallery celebrates a decade of heroes

Screens Daily, Oct. 12, 2018 11:30 AM

First Man

Gosling and Chazelle's moon man biopic soars

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2018

Passion Project

Jim Cummings is supercharging self-distribution with Thunder Road

Screens Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

ATX Film News

Emmys, gen:LOCK cast, plus a good omen for film incentives

Screens Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Is Ted Cruz Really Texas Tough?

New TV spot by Richard Linklater attacks senator's Lone Star cred

Screens Daily, Oct. 9, 2018 3:25 PM


Southern Gothic in in the Canadian heartland

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2018

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