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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
No Score Yet 68 Kill (2017) Sleazy, skeezy, and delightfully breezy, what 68 Kill lacks in earnest observation and character depth, it makes up for in lurid insanity.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
95% Prevenge (2017) What distinguishes Prevenge from the pack is the unsettling tragedy of Ruth. She's either an unwilling agent of her unborn's malice, or flat-out insane with grief.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
71% Porto (2016) This is a remarkable and tender romance curtailed, broken by character flaws, yet one that leaves the audience still in love with the protagonists, in all their fractured ways.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) An intriguing and slow-burn reinvention of survival horror.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
100% Tragedy Girls (2017) It's a ridiculous setup, but the action embraces the silliness for a sick, slick satire, as the girls get bloodier and more gruesomely creative to get their moment of fame.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
100% Don't Kill It (2017) In the perfectly self-aware Lundgren, [Mendez] has his perfect muse/foil for his brand of smartly/silly horror spoof.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
80% Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015) It's precisely because it feels so real that it feels so stomach-droppingly plausible: The mundanity makes it all the more terrifying.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
No Score Yet The Demolisher (2015) If you're looking for a slasher/vigilante mash-up ... Gabriel Carrer forges a powerful fusion in The Demolisher, a horror/crime melding that is both visceral and cerebral.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
61% Carnage Park (2016) This is a breakneck thrill ride through American horror's greatest hits.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
No Score Yet Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl (2016) Calvo (who also scripted) steers away from the conventions of the well-worn good girl/bad girl buddy movie, and instead lets the light of each enhance and accentuate their own shadowy traits.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
53% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) While Sadako vs. Kayako may leave the gritty, experimental roots of both franchises behind, they conjure up hopes of a new wave of possession.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Director Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who) captures more than a civilization in collapse. This is an extinction-level event, as humanity sees itself overtaken by evolution. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) While the story may meander, there is an undoubted power to the core imagery, and its usurpation of Catholic symbolism. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
40% The Frontier (2016) Director Oren Shai steadily builds a timeless pulp world, one that purloins from 30s seedy gangsters, 50s greasers, and 70s slick crime.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
86% A Dark Song (2017) [Gavin's] fearsome telling of that story is an incredible testament to the heart-chilling terror that subtlety and implication brings.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
91% Raw (2017) Marillier and Rumpf sharing the screen has the air of a young Brie Larson going toe-to-toe with Betty Blue-era Béatrice Dalle, a toughened innocence clashing with fractured superiority.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
No Score Yet The Zodiac Killer (1971) True crime and cinema go together like highways and spree killers. But no film has a more bizarre relationship with real-life murder than 1971's The Zodiac Killer, the first film to be restored by the American Genre Film Archive.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet Follow (2016) As a director [Egerton] continues his signature sense of silly yet black comedy. Yet at a brisk 74 minutes, there could easily have been a little more room for the supporting characters to breathe.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
100% Safe Neighborhood (2016) This is no cheap bait-and-switch, but a careful rebalancing between real malice and cartoon craziness.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) [Øvredal] elegantly and disturbingly unwraps the enigma, dismantling this puzzle box and finally unveiling a creepy collage from this stack of clues.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
No Score Yet Other Halves (2015) The script, by first-time director Matthew T. Price and start-up survivor Kelly Morr, is full of knowing and witty contradictions.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
70% Uncle Kent 2 (2016) An arch commentary on both worthless indie ramblings and soulless studio sequels, it's also oddly charming, marbling its indie intellectualism with Osborne's goofy humor and aging slacker mournfulness.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
79% Embers (2015) Ultimately, it provides a touching insight into what we are without that which makes us what we are, and does so with a graceful compassion.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
82% We Are X (2016) This isn't the normal rock & roll underdog story. Director Stephen Kijak isn't creating the standard slavish hagiography.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
68% Darling (2016) A shrieking, stylish throwback to classic creeping psychological horror.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
69% My Father, Die (2017) Brosnan's epic approach, melded with tiny details (like having Asher's inner monologue be his voice as a child, the last time he had one) gives it lush, poetic life. Then he lets the violence rip with two standout performances by British actors.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Breathtakingly innovative, delightfully ghoulish, and insightfully unconventional.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
91% The Devil's Candy (2017) This is thrasher as rounded character, not stoner buffoon, and that alone makes The Devil's Candy stand out from the crowd.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) Rousing, exciting, and incredibly touching: Family-friendly anime really doesn't get much better than this.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
60% Mexico Bárbaro (2014) All in all, Mexico Barbaro is bloody, intriguing fun.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
75% Pod (2015) Pod, director Mickey Keating's deviously intriguing followup to cultist murder mystery Ritual, taps into a supernatural/suburban ambiguity reminiscent of the best of The X-Files.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
86% Deathgasm (2015) Shamelessly low-brow, reaching a beer-fueled gleeful high with a zombie-vs.-sex toys battle, it's a very metal tribute to the grand tradition of Kiwi splatter comedies.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
63% The Boy (2015) It makes no bones about the fact that there is something critically broken in Ted. The question for the audience is whether it is nature, nurture, or a mixture of both.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
82% Deep Web (2015) Winter paints this as all just valiant Austrian economists and Libertarian politics filtered through open source software, fighting the evil government. His failure to see villains on both sides undercuts his own arguments.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
35% Stage Fright (2014) The best unconventional operetta since South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2014
88% Coherence (2014) Taut, plausible, and metaphysically terrifying, it is an object lesson that there is no restriction in a great idea. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2014
90% Cropsey (2010) Nothing is answered definitively here. But if there's a real Cropsey to be found, it may be Staten Island itself.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Dungeon Masters (2008) Its ultimate message may be that, rather than gaming being a way for misfits to escape from reality, rolling the dice and spinning yarns may be what is finest and most creative about them.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2009