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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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How the Reich Manipulated Pop Culture in Hitler's Hollywood

The power of propaganda

Screens Feature, Jul. 12, 2018

PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda Will Open aGLIFF 2018

Local director headlines roster of new and returning films

Screens Daily, Jul. 11, 2018 11:20 AM

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel's crime caper comedy sequel gets bigger, smaller, but still fun

Film Review, Jul. 5, 2018


Teen anime adds parallel timelines to a Romeo and Juliet plot.

Film Review, Jul. 5, 2018

The First Purge

Blumhouse's political-horror franchise gets a timely prequel

Film Review, Jul. 5, 2018

Local Comedy People With Issues Takes the Long Path

Third time’s the charm for writer-director Dan Siegelstein

Screens Feature, Jul. 5, 2018

ATX Film News

Acquisitions, awards, and a big gaming rumor

Screens Column, Jul. 5, 2018

RTX Animation 2018 Festival Lineup

Rooster Teeth gathering adds Titmouse, more

Screens Daily, Jul. 2, 2018 9:00 AM


Andrea Riseborough spellbinds in this drama of self-delusion and second chances.

Film Review, Jun. 28, 2018

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Director Finds International Themes to Tex-Mex Thriller

Stefano Sollima goes border to border

Screens Feature, Jun. 28, 2018

When Artificial Intelligence Meets a Failing Mind

Sci-fi drama Marjorie Prime questions human identity

Screens Feature, Jun. 28, 2018

Getting Caught on 7 Splinters in Time

Director explains mindwarping time travel flick before screening

Screens Daily, Jun. 27, 2018 9:00 AM

RTX Adds Meow Wolf, Overwatch, and More

Exclusive first look at gamer con's 2018 schedule, guests

Screens Daily, Jun. 25, 2018 9:00 AM

Watch Austin Horror "Conversion Therapist" Raise Its Funds Sunday Night

Short film has last-ditch backer party tonight (with queso)

Screens Daily, Jun. 24, 2018 10:53 AM

Get Ready to Blaze With This New Trailer

First trailer arrives for biopic of Austin music legend

Screens Daily, Jun. 22, 2018 12:20 PM

ATX TV Fest: How Roku Is Changing How We Watch TV

Will the streaming box disappear, only to be more ubiquitous?

Screens Daily, Jun. 22, 2018 9:18 AM

The Quest of Alain Ducasse

Adoring profile of great chef is oddly flavorless.

Film Review, Jun. 21, 2018

David and Nathan Zellner Deconstruct the Cowboy Myth in Damsel

Two of Austin’s most quirky filmmakers venture west

Screens Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin

Working through loss as a teen in "That Day"

Screens Column, Jun. 21, 2018

How J.A. Bayona Made a Real Jurassic World

Director explains how his dinos are leaving the park behind

Screens Daily, Jun. 21, 2018 12:01 AM

Documentary GameChangers Will Change How You Look at E-Sports

Producer Peter Billingsley on high-stakes professional videogaming

Screens Daily, Jun. 19, 2018 7:10 AM

Novelty Firm Backs Dildo Protest Documentary

Cocks Not Glocks gets some firm support

Screens Daily, Jun. 19, 2018 6:00 AM

Bart Layton on Secrets, Lies, and American Animals

How the documentarian turned true crime tropes on their heads

Screens Daily, Jun. 14, 2018 9:00 AM


Ridiculous true story of childhood retained makes for ridiculous fun

Film Review, Jun. 14, 2018

Pom Poko

"Lost" Studio Ghibli tale of raccoons in peril gets long-delayed release

Film Review, Jun. 14, 2018

The Yellow Birds

Iraq War veteran's novel gets a sadly uninspiring adaptation

Film Review, Jun. 14, 2018

C. Robert Cargill’s Journey From Writing About Film to Making Blockbusters

Something sinister, something strange from Dr. Strange scribe

Screens Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

David Gordon Green's Halloween Trailer

First real look at the Austin director's horror classic sequel

Screens Daily, Jun. 9, 2018 2:37 PM

Big Money, But Who Pays? The Cost of Emerging TV Studios

TV budgets get bigger, but so do network and streamer demands

Screens Daily, Jun. 9, 2018 11:00 AM

Action Point

Johnny Knoxville takes one for the team (again)

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2018


Scenes from the edge of the world in this meditative documentary

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2018


Toni Collette's burning inferno of a performance illuminates this extraordinary horror

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2018

David X. Cohen Brings Futurama Back to the Future

ATX Television Festival brings some of the cult show's voice actors together for a table read

Screens Feature, Jun. 7, 2018

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help

Screens Column, Jun. 7, 2018

Checking in to the Hotel Artemis with Sofia Boutella

How the dancer made the leap to action star

Screens Daily, Jun. 7, 2018 12:01 AM

Transylvanian Treats This Weekend

Jo's Coffee, Amy's Ice Creams celebrate Hotel Transylvania 3

Screens Daily, Jun. 1, 2018 4:45 PM

Leigh Whannell Gets an Upgrade

Insidious creator gets techno, and talks the Blumhouse model

Screens Daily, May. 31, 2018 7:00 AM

On Chesil Beach

Desire and desperation in Ian McEwan's pre-sexual revolution novella.

Film Review, May. 31, 2018

DVDanger: I Kill Giants

Grief is a monster in this fantastic fable, plus two new undead flicks

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

Adding to Austin's Asian-American Cinema

Huay-Bing Law on his new short "June," now on HBO

Screens Daily, May. 25, 2018 2:30 PM

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