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Richard Whittaker

Richard Whittaker
Richard Whittaker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% CAM (2018) It's Brewer's show all the way, and she paints Alice as a fun flirt, with a co-ed vibe that's designed to attract her clients - a persona she determinedly projects and protects.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/5 56% Outlaw King (2018) There are also moments to make historians wince, most especially a third-act chronology that egregiously conflates details of Loudoun Hill with the Battle of Bannockburn seven years later. But Outlaw King gets far more right than it ever gets wrong. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/5 80% Overlord (2018) It's oddly sloppy and unambitious, mistaking loud for really crazy.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Queen enthusiasts will probably choke on some of the egregious sins against chronology and raw facts committed to cram the real story into the format. However, where the script succeeds is in the most complicated part of Mercury: his approach to love.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5/5 43% MFKZ (2018) Cue ultraviolence, gang stereotypes, and a bucketload of plots that never really go anywhere... MFKZ is about as subtle as a house brick.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 71% Liz and the Blue Bird (2018) What's most impressive is that Yamada gives delicate life to a wafer-thin story of two friends drifting apart. Without ever feeling choppy or over edited, the shots are composed in microscopic detail.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 90% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) Even with endless biographical facts, he remains an enigma. Maybe that's why that third act is the most successful: Bogdanovich highlights the work, rather than the man, and that alone is a master class worth taking.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 96% Border (Gräns) (2018) In Tina, she has crafted a central character that's easy to appreciate, and often fascinating, but hard to like, and equally often deliberately off-putting. Which is also a fair description of Border.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) A well-executed paint-by-numbers story of a family with a troubled teen,.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty is an exquisite reminder that all you need is four walls and a great performance.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Green manages something that is both a tribute to and an evolution of the 1978 classic, with moments designed to create resonances that are not just re-enactment but part of his bigger theme of trauma-causing scars.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) Chazelle never glosses over the immense danger; instead, it's ubiquitous.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
88% Ruin Me (2018) At first glimpse, neo-slasher Ruin Me seems to be running face-first into the razorblade traps of postmodern spoof. Yet that glib and well-worn trope is just a mask to hide a more incisive kind of fright.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/5 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) With more intimate documentaries like Kate Plays Christine and Kati With an I, director Robert Greene has always found space for enigma in motivation, in a lack of resolution: Bisbee '17 cannot afford such space. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) It's no Metalocalypse (pretty much the only metal comedy to completely break the rules), and there are no new classic anthems here, but if you want to bang your head to a very familiar beat, Heavy Trip is a solid cover version.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
100% Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007) The spoof is perfection, down to obsessive details of set dressing - again, the result of Green and his fellow proud nerds...Robot Chicken: Star Wars is certain to keep that inner problem child happy.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3.5/5 70% Assassination Nation (2018) Successfully taking on all these issues as parts of the same hideous whole, Assassination Nation works best when it is broad and sharp, but is at its weakest when it is too on the nose. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/5 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) It's not the kind of story to win Oscars, but it will definitely make you want to pet a pupper. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Kendrick is an equally improbable detective, but her fidgety energy has rarely been put to better ends. She has the wit and whimsy of a younger Steve Martin.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/5 27% The Nun (2018) The Nun is quite likely the best entry in the blockbuster The Conjuring cinematic franchise. However, this is still not much of an endorsement.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 70% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) The Apparition undoubtedly has timely points to make about the survival of medieval beliefs in a post-Enlightenment world, but sadly does not tell them in a timely fashion.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 50% Cold Skin (2018) Somehow [Gens] turns the vacation destination of Lanzarote into the ends of the Earth, and you'll feel that chill on your soul.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 78% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) Everything is visceral, like how raw disdain is communicated through an overcooked egg.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 54% The Bookshop (2018) It's a heavy-handed version of small-town rebellion that devastates any trace of subtlety like a heft tome smashing an errant spider.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) If you dissect what has happened, and take her POV away, it's a far less charming narrative than it seems. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/5 94% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) Yet while it's refreshing to see teen lycanthropy handled as something other than a metaphor for sexual awakening, Good Manners dawdles on its way to a surprisingly predictable and unearned resolution.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) When Tyrnauer concentrates on the life of consensual pleasure - often told with Bowers' salty tongue from his giggly recollections - then Scotty is more fun than a sock hop.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 84% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The Third Murder is at its best in its understated moments... [are] about rehabilitation and the death penalty. That's why the piano score by Ludovico Einaudi never quite meshes, sometimes teetering over the line into melodramatic.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) This is pure Lee, at times both scathingly satirical and trenchantly earnest...[but] Lee has become a master director who has forgotten how to tell a story.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) It all hangs from a pitch-perfect performance by McGregor, who does as much to breathe life into his old friends as anyone. He believes that the silly old bear is right there, and so will you.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/5 85% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Schwentke isn't simply talking about the sins of Nazism. There's an immediate and visceral resonance to the idea that a uniform - the right uniform - is a license to inhumanity.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) A peerless fusing of dumbshow performance and background sound editing, there's a rising panic that allows the final, violent closing act to seem shockingly organic.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4.5/5 93% Blindspotting (2018) Funny, vibrant, insightful, tragic, achingly timely, and yet with an underlying message about empathy that is timeless, Blindspotting may be the summer's most essential movie.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 77% The King (2018) Few directors have Jarecki's skill for pulling a massive stack of disparate themes - race, celebrity, power, wealth, drug addiction, poverty, militarism - into one coherent narrative.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) It's really Phoenix that binds the whole piece together.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 96% Filmworker (2018) That's where the greatest qualms may come in this stylish and sometimes overly reverential portrait: It's as if Vitali never really existed without the director.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Rudd remains the heart and soul by stepping back and letting everyone else fill the room. He's one of the great modern straight men, but when he lets rip... it's a quick-witted back-and-forth that's easily as funny as a drumming ant. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 53% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge pulls no punches.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/5 85% Nancy (2018) [Christina Choe] evokes the pained compassion of Atom Egoyan at his finest, neither maudlin nor absurd, even when the material seems fantastical. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 69% The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La Quête d'Alain Ducasse) (2018) But while de Maistre's portrait is detailed, it seems stylistically a little dated...‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 82% Pom Poko (Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko) (The Raccoon War) (1994) Pom Poko is so delightfully weird, and jam-packed with oddities, that it's never dull, even if it is sometimes a little too disturbing for its own good.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3.5/5 55% Tag (2018) Much of its success depends on Tag, unlike so many recent comedies (looking at you, Life of the Party) not having a mean-spirited word in its entire script‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2/5 14% Action Point (2018) Like a line at Disneyland, it feels like a long wait to not get very far.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 86% Mountain (2018) It's the one in least denial that makes the greatest attempt to remember that mountains care not, even as we obsess about them. These are, as Dafoe so perfectly explains, places of terrible joys and dreadful splendors.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is a flawless example of slow-burn horror.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) On Chesil Beach communicates all this miscommunication perfectly, capturing precisely the time and the culture, and most especially the era's tightly wrapped attitudes to sexuality.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/5 89% Itzhak (2018) It's charming rather than captivating, a fine sketch rather than a finished portrait.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3.5/5 96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) Enthralling and effortlessly relevant, Birdboy is a searing contemporary fantasy, and often unrelenting in its savage attacks on greed, acquisitiveness, the disposable society, and some not-so-subtle jabs at Spanish Catholicism.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There's no heavy lifting to be done here, just have fun with the material. And yet fun is oddly lacking...There's nothing terrible about Solo. It can be spectacular, it can be charming, but it lacks sparkle.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3.5/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) It all boils down to one important fact: Reynolds gets these comics.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018