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Tobe Hooper United States, 1995

TheCentralRuhr's rating of the film The Mangler

The demons of capitalism conspire with the 1% to feed on the energy of their workers. This might be the strongest Hooper I've seen so far, full of gorgeous compositions, subtle fades, confident editing, and intriguing lighting. The Moloch machine from Metropolis now lives in every town across the US and every time one breaks down, another will take its place. The ending is particularly sad but honest in its cynicism.