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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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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


Violin maestro Itzhak Perlman gets the biodoc treatment

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Should you have a bad feeling about this stand-alone Star Wars?

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Goya-winning animation finds the demons within us all

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

ATX Film News

Austinites on HBO and Netflix, plus big casting news

Screens Column, May. 24, 2018

Chronicle Recommends: War Movies

Movie picks for Memorial Day

Screens Feature, May. 24, 2018

Other Worlds Austin Warns You: It Came From the Desert!

Monster-sized insect movie gets its Texas premiere

Screens Daily, May. 22, 2018 8:00 PM

Michael B. Jordan Joins Rooster Teeth Show

Black Panther star to voice and produce gen:LOCK

Screens Daily, May. 22, 2018 3:00 PM

Austin Animation Seis Manos Heading to Netflix

More details on the latest show from Powerhouse Animation

Screens Daily, May. 21, 2018 11:18 AM

Deadpool 2

The uncanny merc with a mouth returns with paternal instincts

Film Review, May. 17, 2018

Unleashing the Summer Blockbusters

Your cinematic calendar for the must-see big releases

Screens Feature, May. 17, 2018

Paramount Gets Ready for Summer

43rd annual celebration of film fun on Austin's grandest screen

Screens Daily, May. 15, 2018 4:00 PM

Coralie Fargeat Gets Revenge on the Male Gaze

Writer/director flips the script on action movies

Screens Daily, May. 11, 2018 8:00 AM

Lu Over the Wall

Japanese mermaid tale with a big heart and a groovy beat.

Film Review, May. 10, 2018

Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy goes back to school

Film Review, May. 10, 2018

How Rooster Teeth Became an Online Phenomenon

9.5 million YouTube subscribers can’t be wrong

Screens Feature, May. 10, 2018

A Brief History of Rooster Teeth

For those late to the party, here's the story of a little production team that could

Screens Feature, May. 10, 2018

True Life, Unfiltered

New mini-fest AFS Doc Days scours the globe for fresh viewpoints

Screens Feature, May. 10, 2018

Now Streaming in Austin

He said, she said, IRL and online, in Distance

Screens Column, May. 10, 2018

Mark Duplass: Brothers, Netflix, Respect, and Kindness

Austin's most famous filmmaking siblings return

Screens Daily, May. 9, 2018 7:00 AM

Tony Gilroy to Receive Austin Film Festival Honor

Rogue One, Bourne writer to be awarded

Screens Daily, May. 8, 2018 11:35 AM

Cine Las Americas Review: Arábia

Tales from the workforce, drowning

Screens Daily, May. 7, 2018 11:45 AM

Rooster Teeth Goes to the Dark Side

How Star Wars superfan Blaine Gibson got pranked

Screens Daily, May. 4, 2018 11:59 AM

Bad Samaritan

David Tennant plays Hannibal Lecter, which is less fun than it sounds.

Film Review, May. 3, 2018

Little Pink House

Courtroom drama makes dry property rights personal.

Film Review, May. 3, 2018


Modern motherhood unraveled and rebuilt by the Young Adult team.

Film Review, May. 3, 2018

Star Wars Memories

In honor of Star Wars Day, Austin’s creatives talk about how the Force changed their lives

Screens Feature, May. 3, 2018

Workers of the World, United in Time

UT Lecturer Anne Lewis on her new doc, A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)

Screens Feature, May. 3, 2018

C. Robert Cargill Nominated for Clarke Award

Dr. Strange co-writer up for SF lit's biggest award

Arts Daily, May. 2, 2018 10:49 AM

Levitation Review: Ministry

Uncle Al Jourgensen, a skeletal spider remnant

Music Daily, Apr. 29, 2018 1:05 PM

What Does the IBM Broadmoor Rezoning Mean for North Burnet?

Developer’s request would double office space, add hotels, condos, and multi-family residences

News Feature, Apr. 26, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat

Film Review, Apr. 26, 2018

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