Author Archives



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.

5,683 articles   •   page 6 of 143

DVDanger: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

New documentary reveals the man behind moviedom's monsters

Screens Daily, Jul. 21, 2018 11:00 AM

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Joaquin Phoenix creates a charming warts-and-all portrait of cartoonist John Callahan

Film Review, Jul. 19, 2018

The King

America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car

Film Review, Jul. 19, 2018

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Beautiful and heartfelt fantasy anime tackles death and family

Film Review, Jul. 19, 2018

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help

Screens Column, Jul. 19, 2018

Don't Worry, Gus Van Sant Won't Get Far on Foot

Oscar-nominated director talks his new cartooning biopic

Screens Daily, Jul. 19, 2018 12:01 AM

Black Panther Scribe Evan Narcisse Joins Gen:LOCK Writing Team

Journalist turned comic writer part of Rooster Teeth's new show

Screens Daily, Jul. 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin Brings Back Suspiria

Landmark horror gets the soundtrack it deserves

Screens Daily, Jul. 16, 2018 4:00 PM

Cracking Open The Devil's Doorway

Horror director Aislinn Clarke on Ireland's dirty secret

Screens Daily, Jul. 14, 2018 4:00 PM

NEA Backs Austin Film Festival's On Story

The writer's film festival gets national support

Screens Daily, Jul. 12, 2018 2:41 PM

Hitler's Hollywood

The Third Reich's cinematic propaganda machine exposed

Film Review, Jul. 12, 2018


Leon Vitali, Kubrick's right-hand man, forever in the maestro's shadow

Film Review, Jul. 12, 2018

Five Films About Our Favorite Bartenders

To those that serve, we salute you

Screens Feature, Jul. 12, 2018

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

The First Purge

Blumhouse's political-horror franchise gets a timely prequel

Film Review, Jul. 5, 2018

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

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

« 1    BACK    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10     NEXT    143 »
This content has not been formatted for this window size.
Please increase the size of your browser window, or revisit this page on a mobile device.
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle