Richard Whittaker

Culture

The Chronicle's token Englishman, and a graduate of the universities of York, Stirling, and Texas, Richard's multitude of beats have included education, the legislature, Roller Derby, and film news.

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Refineries and Suitcase Pimps: Riding the <i>Red Rocket</i> With Sean Baker
Refineries and Suitcase Pimps: Riding the Red Rocket With Sean Baker
The filmmaker talks about poverty porn and real porn

Screens, Dec. 5, 2021

Revew: Wolf
Wolf
An astounding performance at the heart of this strange tale of identity

Movie Review, Dec. 3, 2021

Revew: Silent Night
Silent Night
English nightmare comedy is as much Noël Coward as George A. Romero

Movie Review, Dec. 3, 2021

Warped and Bloodied: Two New Books by Drafthouse Veterans
Warped and Bloodied: Two New Books by Drafthouse Veterans
Giving the forgotten children of horror and exploitation the analysis they deserve

Arts, Dec. 2, 2021

Mark the Calendar for <i>A John Waters Christmas</i>
Mark the Calendar for A John Waters Christmas
The filmmaker and raconteur takes on COVID arguments, sloppy airplane dressing, and how to be rich with class

Arts, Dec. 2, 2021

Sci-Fi Film Festival Foresees a Hybrid Future for Its In-Person Return
Sci-Fi Film Festival Foresees a Hybrid Future for Its In-Person Return
Other Worlds comes to Galaxy Highland and beyond

Screens, Dec. 2, 2021

Other Worlds Boards the <i>Flight of the Navigator</i>
Other Worlds Boards the Flight of the Navigator
Beloved '80s sci fi adventure picked as Defender of the Universe

Screens, Dec. 1, 2021

Making the Flowers Bloom in <i>Encanto</i>
Making the Flowers Bloom in Encanto
Austinite Jay Jackson talks about Disney's latest animated blossom

Screens, Nov. 24, 2021

Revew: House of Gucci
House of Gucci
Ridley Scott is a bad fit for the tale of the fashion house's fall

Movie Review, Nov. 26, 2021

The Sensual Kitchen: Julie Cohen Explores How Julia Child Changed Cuisine
The Sensual Kitchen: Julie Cohen Explores How Julia Child Changed Cuisine
RBG documentarian celebrates the chef in Julia

Screens, Nov. 23, 2021

Johannes Roberts Says Welcome to Raccoon City (Hope You Survive the Experience)
Johannes Roberts Says Welcome to Raccoon City (Hope You Survive the Experience)
How the latest Resident Evil film goes back to basics

Screens, Nov. 23, 2021

Revew: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The next generation of spook-scarers makes this resurrection fun

Movie Review, Nov. 19, 2021

Revew: The Power of the Dog
The Power of the Dog
Benedict Cumberbatch is malevolent and magnetic in this High Plains tragedy

Movie Review, Nov. 19, 2021

Revew: Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
Why we write: the creative processes of the author as a human being

Movie Review, Nov. 19, 2021

First Look: Ric Roman Waugh Takes on the NCAA in <i>National Champions</i>
First Look: Ric Roman Waugh Takes on the NCAA in National Champions
Austin director's new film looks at the student athlete industry

Screens, Nov. 16, 2021

<i>Hamilton</i> Lottery Coming for Austin Performances
Hamilton Lottery Coming for Austin Performances
You can't say no to this!

Arts, Nov. 16, 2021

Austin-Made Sitcom <i>Wind Ups</i> Breaks Out of the Toy Box Tonight
Austin-Made Sitcom Wind Ups Breaks Out of the Toy Box Tonight
Pilot filmed in and inspired by Toy Joy premieres tonight

Screens, Nov. 15, 2021

ATX TV Returns to In-Studio Broadcast
ATX TV Returns to In-Studio Broadcast
Yup, the celebration of all things television is back

Screens, Nov. 15, 2021

Extra Life is Back in IRL
Extra Life is Back in IRL
Rooster Teeth's big annual streaming charity fundraiser returns

Screens, Nov. 12, 2021

<i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> Production Quits Austin for Georgia
Fear the Walking Dead Production Quits Austin for Georgia
AMC show relocates amid fear about Texas incentives

Screens, Nov. 11, 2021

On the Stage, On the Screen: Austin's Theatres Embrace a Virtual Future
On the Stage, On the Screen: Austin's Theatres Embrace a Virtual Future
Ahead of Austin Playfest and the All Together Now! Revue, directors and producers discuss the challenges and potential they've found online

Arts, Nov. 11, 2021

Revew: The Souvenir Part II
The Souvenir Part II
Second part of Joanna Hogg's chronicle of loss

Movie Review, Nov. 12, 2021

Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
The hybrid music and movie fest unifies the ATX and the Twin Cities

Screens, Nov. 10, 2021

West Anderson Becomes Wes Anderson
West Anderson Becomes Wes Anderson
City renames street for the filmmaking UT alum

Screens, Nov. 9, 2021

Revew: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Benedict Cumberbatch as the artist who invented the modern cat

Movie Review, Nov. 5, 2021

Revew: Eternals
Eternals
Marvel’s immortal heroes overstay their welcome

Movie Review, Nov. 5, 2021

Revew: Red Notice
Red Notice
The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot go comedy-action globe-trotting

Movie Review, Nov. 5, 2021

Revew: Finch
Finch
Tom Hanks and his robot pal face the apocalypse with hope.

Movie Review, Nov. 5, 2021

Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe Pass <i>The Beta Test</i>
Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe Pass The Beta Test
How the indie filmmakers burned Hollywood down

Screens, Nov. 3, 2021

He-Man Returns From the Dead in New Trailer for <i>Masters of the Universe: Revelation</i>
He-Man Returns From the Dead in New Trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation
Second season of the Austin-made Netflix series coming this month

Screens, Nov. 3, 2021

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