| Original Score: 75/100
Hanft captures the goosy, roach-of-a-joint lifestyle pressed upon fledgling musicians in underground circles of L.A. and other urban blights.
Steve Hanft ... shot Southlander on digital video for what looks like $99.99. But who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?
| Original Score: 3/4
Pleasantly diverting no-budget comedy with fun cameo appearances.
| Original Score: 3/5
Seems like the product of someone who has hit the bong a few too many times.
| Original Score: 1/5
The more interested you are in seeing Beck, Orton and others -- including the late jazz luminary Billy Higgins -- outside the context of music videos, the more rewarding you'll find it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Southlander does have enough energy and wit to make a solid music video. But that leaves us with about 80 minutes too many.
| Original Score: 1/4
Too fragmentary and too devoted to its self-referential ethos to transcend its insular vision of rock's lunatic fringe.