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Totally Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee and his Jerry Springer problem.
"...unlikely combination of video jokes and unabashed respect. Tommy Lee, drummer for Eighties icons Mötley Crüe, survived drugs, scandal,..."

July 12, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
Vivid yet impressionistic, this documentary tribute to the musician Townes Van Zandt brings the life and the music of this songwriter's songwriter into focus.
"...Brown’s real secret ingredient, however, is the cinematography of Lee Daniel, whose camera often picks up the slight details..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dungeon Masters
From the filmmaker who make the Roky Erickson doc, You’re Gonna Miss Me, comes this astute and empathetic survey of Dungeons & Dragons gamers.
"...into their lives. Reunited with frequent crackerjack Austin cinematographer Lee Daniel (with whom McAlester made 2005’s Roky Erickson doc,..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Unforeseen
Executive-produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, Dunn's award-winning documentary looks at the history of Barton Springs, Gary Bradley's role in development issues, and the relationship of Austin's environmental activism to the world at large.
"...was to become – hippie paradise or capitalist playground; sleepy artists' town or suburban monstrosity – and over the..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

… And God Spoke (the making of …)
"...as a gaffer and ersatz apostle), and Austin cinematographer Lee Daniel merrily mimics the looks of shaky 16mm “talking..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Dan Rather, Jeffrey Eugenides, the Bush sisters, and 291 more
"...Jeffrey Eugenides, Jennifer Egan, Dan Rather, and Min Jin Lee...."

Sept. 12, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Ride With the Devil
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Simon Baker-Denny, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jewel, Jeffrey Wright, Skeet..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Slacker, the Map
It's been over a decade since Slacker premiered at the Dobie Theater. Since then, the lifestyle it celebrated is largely gone, along with the locations it helped make famous. In this "Slacker map," we look at what's disappeared and what's endured.
"...with Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape and Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. Like that latter film, Slacker..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Life and Work, Light and Dark
How the legacy of Townes Van Zandt more than met its match in 'some dumb New York girl'
"...going blank during a Q&A; the sheer terror (and sleeplessness) she experienced during the run-up to her film's premiere..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

'The Austin Chronicle' and Richard Linklater
The beginning of a beautiful friendship
"...The following piece on first meeting Rick Linklater and Lee Daniel, the founding of the Austin Film Society, and..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Lincoln
Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
"...Directed by: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Straithairn, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Growing Up in Public
Richard Linklater's Road to The Newton Boys
"...there, they were shooting out of a lone van. Lee Daniel was on camera, d. Montgomery working sound, with..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Life of Pi
This time Ang Lee's tiger is not crouching; this animal has its claws out and has only an adolescent boy for companionship – or vice versa.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, Adil..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Moving Pictures
Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition
"...the following phone call from Linklater and his cinematographer Lee Daniel's home right next door, a legendary house nicknamed..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Black Mask
"...Directed by: Daniel Lee. Starring: Françoise Yip, Karen Mok, Lau Ching Wan..."

May 21, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spoon's Hot Thoughts Remodels the Locals' Art-Funk
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno talk about the rise of R&B in the band's sound
"..."You don't understand," declaims Britt Daniel urgently. "We told people we're on at this time...."

June 2, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...Rookie (Walt Disney Pictures) P: Mark Johnson; D: John Lee Hancock; S: Mike Rich; with Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Max Rose
Screen legend Jerry Lewis stars in this drama's title role
"...Directed by: Daniel Noah. Starring: Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Claire..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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When Gravity Fails: Notes on the influence of Ed Lowry, 'Crazy Mama,' and not sweating the small stuff
"...phone calls without charges. My roommates were much more gleeful anarchists than any kind of ideological advocates...."

Oct. 21, 2005 Column by Louis Black

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Here in filmtown, 'Slacker' is on DVD (finally) and 'Louisiana Boys' is on 'SXSW Presents.' Meanwhile, despite the lack of a Hussein connection, the Iraq war is a triumph for the 9 / 11 terrorists and their co-conspirators.
"...a significant shift in momentum. In 1989, Richard Linklater, Lee Daniel, D. Montgomery, Anne Walker-McBay, and Clark Walker led..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Column by Louis Black

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas hills are again alive with the sound of chainsaws.
"...Jessica Biel, Eric Balfour, Mike Vogel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski and Stephen Lee. Tobe..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The San Francisco <-> Austin Optical Shoot-Out
"...screenings and installations by filmmakers including Craig Baldwin, Bill Daniel, Lori “Surfer” Varga, Luke Savisky, Lee Daniel, Eric Patrick,..."

July 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Craig Baldwin & Company: The Optical Shoot-Out Weekend
"...screenings may be purchased in advance by caling 236-8877).Bill Daniel’s 16mm Dumpster Beatnik Workshop is a one-day workshop on..."

July 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Short Cuts
Slacker turns 10, Cinemaker Co-op is feted, the Alamo Drafthouse heads north, and Bob Sabiston has "it."
"...Theatre. A capacity house listened to writer/director Linklater, DP Lee Daniel, and others reminisce about the blessed event that..."

July 6, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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Meet our new Web site; local film news; and tackling denial, from the city budget to the Republican right.
"...is my piece on first meeting Richard Linklater and Lee Daniel (adapted from ARTL!ES, The Texas Art Journal No.37,..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
The cult following that surrounds the audio tapes of a couple of slurry drunks that were surreptitiously recorded in the late Eighties is given the documentary treatment.
"...the stuff of great entertainment for their neighbors, Eddie Lee Sausage and Mitch Deprey. The young punks made dubs..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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It was 20 years ago today, Ed Lowry taught the gang to play.
"...There is a remarkable new documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which played at SXSW 2005 Film and is..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Military Hospitality
Austinites Warmly Received at "School of the Assassins"
"...But also traveling with the group was local filmmaker Lee Daniel, fresh from working on a film about alleged..."

Dec. 5, 1997 News Feature by Joshua Fisher

Shortcuts
"...Experimental filmmaker Bill Daniel says of his traveling mini-fest, Seven Underground Films Tour..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Screens Column

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
A look into the world of the farmer and activist
"...unnatural pace. These early images contrast uneasily with cinematographer Lee Daniel’s otherwise lyrically shot rural images. At least half..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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