I watched Southland Tales the other day. It was ok. It was sort of creative in the way they shot it but I thought some of the themes were hack and played out. I think the whole paranoia about the Patriot Act and Big Brother angle has been done many times before and much better than in this movie. I didn't think the director had much to say beyond that. A lot of show for very little substance.
Plus it was hard to really care much about any of the characters.