"Cruel and Unusual" is the story of three men who have spent longer in solitary confinement than any other prisoners in the US because of the murder of a prison guard in 1972 at Angola, the... See full summary »
Cruel and Unusual investigates the historic change to California's Three Strikes Law, which was the harshest sentencing law in the United States. The film tells the personal stories of ... See full summary »
The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research... See full summary »
Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.
The film seems to have two meanings to its title, cruel and unusual. The first obviously being the type of punishment each individual faces having to relive their horrible crimes everyday. But the second being the actual crimes themselves. Drowning children, mutulating and bludgening ones parents, committing suicide in front of ones own kids, all things cruel and unusual. Potentially saying the punishment matches the crime. See more »
[standing in front of the group]
I'm spreading deviled ham onto a roll when my father comes in and asks me how are things going at school. I say "fine", he says "fine" isn't very descriptive. I say "how are things" isn't very explicit. He tells me not to be smart with him, and I thrust the knife into his throat. Only it's not sharp, so it barely pierces his skin. Holding his throat, gulping for air, the look of shock in his eyes only lasts for a second, then it's anger. He says something, I ...
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THE ONLY THING THAT SHINES
Performed by Shriekback
Written by David Allen, Martyn Barker, Carl Marsh & Barry Andrews
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Group & Universal Music Canada Inc. See more »
This doesn't usually happen to me with most movies, however, I had quite a difficult time identifying how seriously this movie really took itself. When I came to this website, I half expected the genre to say both "sci-fi" and "comedy," as opposed to "sci-fi" and "thriller." The acting was superb, however, the script and interaction between the characters had me laughing when I guess I was not supposed to. I cannot say that I was expecting what came at the resolution either, which certainly makes this movie worth watching. I did not want to include any spoilers in this review, so I'll conclude it by telling those who are a fan of the sci-fi genre to give this title a shot, and decide how they feel about it for themselves.
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