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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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Borg vs McEnroe

Tennis' greatest feud re-evaluated as an inner battle.

Film Review, Apr. 12, 2018


The Rock! The ape! The lizard! The ... flying wolf?

Film Review, Apr. 12, 2018

You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay renew the revenger's tragedy.

Film Review, Apr. 12, 2018

Giddyup to the Home Movie Round-Up

Texas Archive of the Moving Image needs your old tapes

Screens Feature, Apr. 12, 2018

Rooster Teeth Tells All!

Teaser for Austin web geniuses' doc Why We’re Here

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

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt on Their New Horror A Quiet Place

The filmmaking power couple on fighting monsters and real intimacy

Screens Daily, Apr. 6, 2018 12:01 AM

AFF On Story Takes The Shape of Water

Season begins with co-writer of Oscar-winning fairy tale

Screens Daily, Apr. 5, 2018 11:45 AM

A Quiet Place

As monsters lurk, the world survives with a whisper

Film Review, Apr. 5, 2018


John Hamm sweats stylishly in gritty, grim spy thriller.

Film Review, Apr. 5, 2018


Butt-chugging gags can't hide Blockers' big heart.

Film Review, Apr. 5, 2018

Austin Writer Explores the Contradictions of Ted Kennedy in Chappaquiddick

Telling the tale of the shattering of Camelot

Screens Feature, Apr. 5, 2018

AFS Grant Emphasizes Diversity

Society offering $130,000 for emerging filmmakers

Screens Daily, Apr. 3, 2018 2:30 PM

Felicity Comes to ATX Television

TV fest reunites cast of beloved show, plus Mayans, more

Screens Daily, Apr. 3, 2018 2:00 PM

DVDanger: Pyewacket

Classical witchcraft drama gets a bleak, contemporary twist

Screens Daily, Apr. 3, 2018 8:00 AM

Sherlock Gnomes

Gnomeo and Juliet sequel heads to London. For reasons.

Film Review, Mar. 29, 2018

Ready Player One

Video gaming and Eighties culture get the Spielberg treatment

Film Review, Mar. 29, 2018

The Terrifying Laughter of Parenthood

Award-winning comedy Maybe Shower comes home

Screens Feature, Mar. 29, 2018

Graveside at The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci on monsters and accents

Screens Daily, Mar. 23, 2018 7:00 AM

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson's stop motion wonder is a tail-wagger

Film Review, Mar. 22, 2018

New PBS Documentary Uses Austin Photographer to Explore Death

What we (don’t) talk about when we (don’t) talk about death

Screens Feature, Mar. 22, 2018

From the ATX to Chi-Town

Kyle Henry explores Chicago in Rogers Park

Screens Feature, Mar. 22, 2018

SXSW Film Review: Upgrade

Cyberpunk action thriller has a few hidden features

Screens Daily, Mar. 19, 2018 9:54 PM

SXSW Film Review: American Animals

A docudrama as audacious as the heist it re-creates

SXSW Daily, Mar. 19, 2018 2:00 PM

SXSW Announces Audience Awards

First Match, All Square lead narratives

Screens Daily, Mar. 17, 2018 2:30 PM

SXSW Film Review: Chef Flynn

A slice of life in the kitchen of a culinary enfant terrible

Screens Daily, Mar. 15, 2018 1:07 PM

SXSW Film Review: Nossa Chape

Football's tragedy becomes a tale of imperfect healing

Screens Daily, Mar. 14, 2018 10:15 PM

SXSW Panel Recap: The Bleeding Edge: A New Generation of Horror

Is horror more diverse than the rest of cinema? Maybe.

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2018 4:46 PM

SXSW Film Review: Time Trial

Redemption denied in this lyrical tale from the cycling seat

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2018 8:00 AM

SXSW Film Awards Announced

Grand jury and special awards given out tonight

Screens Daily, Mar. 13, 2018 10:00 PM

SXSW Film Recap: The Director and the Jedi Q&A

Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson on their different Skywalkers

Screens Daily, Mar. 12, 2018 5:30 PM

Nurture vs. Bloody Nature

The costs of being yourself in Wildling at SXSW

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2018 4:00 PM

SXSW Adds Ready Player One

New Spielberg movie takes the Sunday night prestige slot

Screens Daily, Mar. 10, 2018 2:30 PM

Meet The Unicorn Boyz

The writers of the SXSW sex comedy The Unicorn

Screens Daily, Mar. 10, 2018 9:00 AM

The Cured

The zombie apocalypse is over. So now what?

Film Review, Mar. 8, 2018


America's class system goes under a bloody scalpel.

Film Review, Mar. 8, 2018

Jay Duplass Stars in Outside In at SXSW Film

Homegrown filmmaker on mumblecore, friends, and his first South By break

Screens Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

A Fresh Look at Gentrification in SXSW Feature Blindspotting

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on their comedy-tinged drama about modern America

Screens Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Britain's Outsider Art Icon Frank Sidebottom Unmasked at SXSW

Where the man ends and the mask begins in Being Frank

Screens Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Telling Some Very British Ghost Stories at SXSW Film

Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman on the evil seed that would become their midnighter

Screens Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Robert Rodriguez Goes Back to His Roots for New Reality Series

The rebel without a crew becomes a rebel with a cable show

Screens Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

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