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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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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

The life and times of the Golden Age of Cinema's favorite pimp

Film Review, Aug. 23, 2018

Need to Flip a Car or Burn a Building Down? Call EB3 Effects.

How brothers Everett and Craig Byrom went from building maintenance to making movies

Screens Feature, Aug. 23, 2018

Andrew Bujalski Explores Breastaurant Culture in Support the Girls

Hot wings and rules of engagement

Screens Feature, Aug. 23, 2018

The Night He Came to Fantastic Fest

Genre fest announces Halloween for opening night

Screens Daily, Aug. 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Derrick Sims is The Perfect Host

Filmmaker talks Southern Gothic before world premiere tonight

Screens Daily, Aug. 22, 2018 8:00 AM

AFS Rolls Out the Carpet for White Boy Rick

Matthew McConaughey to attend preview screening, Q&A

Screens Daily, Aug. 21, 2018 12:30 PM

Capital City Black Film Festival Mounts The Last Defense

Viola Davis-produced documentary series added to fest

Screens Daily, Aug. 21, 2018 11:30 AM

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave

New films star Melissa McCarthy, Frankie Muniz, Joel Edgerton

Screens Daily, Aug. 21, 2018 10:20 AM

William Shatner Announces Live Conversation

We Khaaaaaan't wait for this special screening of Star Trek II

Screens Daily, Aug. 20, 2018 12:40 PM

Ben Steinbauer Commits Some Pink Collar Crimes

Winnebago Man director on his new CBS true crime show

Screens Daily, Aug. 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Other Worlds Austin Boards Battlestar Galactica

Festival honors legendary TV director Alan Levi

Screens Daily, Aug. 16, 2018 9:00 AM

4am With a Head Full of Whiskey

Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey's late-night daydream

Features Feature, Aug. 16, 2018

The Third Murder

Japanese legal procedural puts the justice system on trial

Film Review, Aug. 16, 2018

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

A madcap animated ramble through Kyoto's drinking district

Film Review, Aug. 16, 2018

What's Fantastic at Fantasia

Highlights from the Canadian genre fest, plus films you may see soon

Screens Daily, Aug. 14, 2018 12:00 PM

The Titmouse That Roared

Chris Prynoski on Venture Bros., tech, and more

Screens Daily, Aug. 12, 2018 8:00 AM

Follow the Walkers on the Fear the Walking Dead Trail

Texas Film Commission launches location guide to AMC zombie hit

Screens Daily, Aug. 11, 2018 6:01 AM

Dog Days at the Alamo

Special Isle of Dogs screenings for National Dog Day

Screens Daily, Aug. 9, 2018 12:10 PM

Christopher Robin

Back to the Hundred Acre Wood in this live-action sequel

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Slender Man

Creepypasta's most iconic creature hits the big screen

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2018

The Captain

A bleak warning from Nazi Germany carries modern resonance

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2018


Spike Lee's wild true-life story would be a better documentary

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Summer of 84

Kids vs. serial killer, Eighties-style

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Fear the Walking Dead Casts Its Shadow Over Austin

The AMC spin-off smash brings the dead to Texas

Screens Feature, Aug. 9, 2018

Khiem Nguyen Is Making It

Crafty reality competition star on wood and Nick Offerman

Screens Daily, Aug. 7, 2018 11:31 AM

Eighth Grade Screenings for Eighth Graders!

Bo Burnham's free screenings will highlight ridiculous rating

Screens Daily, Aug. 7, 2018 6:01 AM

Get Wet With The Meg

Rolling Roadshow goes aquatic for the dinoshark

Screens Daily, Aug. 4, 2018 10:00 AM

RTX News: Rooster Teeth Announces RWBY Volume 6

Season release date confirmed, plus new books coming soon

Screens Daily, Aug. 4, 2018 6:01 AM


A disturbingly honest portrayal of abuse and divorce

Film Review, Aug. 2, 2018

Owen Egerton’s Bloody Good Time

Writer/director’s distinctly Austin horror-comedy returns for RTX Austin

Screens Feature, Aug. 2, 2018

How to Rooster Teeth Right

Seven panels you won’t want to miss at RTX Austin 2018

Screens Feature, Aug. 2, 2018

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives

Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo

Screens Daily, Jul. 31, 2018 11:00 AM

Austin Gets Real on TV

Locals compete on Face Off and Making It tonight

Screens Daily, Jul. 31, 2018 6:01 AM

David Tennant Joins Cast of Gen:LOCK

Doctor Who star cast alongside Michael B. Jordan in Rooster Teeth Show

Screens Daily, Jul. 30, 2018 1:00 PM

Get Gory With Castlevania Season 2 Trailer

Fresh footage of Netflix series from Austin's Powerhouse Animation

Screens Daily, Jul. 28, 2018 2:48 PM

AGLIFF Closing With Mapplethorpe

Festival adds major bio-pic, plus complete line-up

Screens Daily, Jul. 26, 2018 11:00 AM


Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal astound in this perfect state of the union story

Film Review, Jul. 26, 2018

Heading Down to Rock Steady Row

Director Trevor Stevens on his post-Apocalyptic college comedy

Screens Daily, Jul. 25, 2018 9:28 AM

Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Arrives

Robert Rodriguez's new Austin-shot science-fiction epic

Screens Daily, Jul. 23, 2018 3:00 PM

Twins, Genes, and Destiny: Lawrence Wright Meets Three Identical Strangers

Texas writer on the study behind the shocking new documentary

Screens Daily, Jul. 23, 2018 6:00 AM

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