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The Mill – A Corporate Nightmare – a review

The Mill is a made for TV film about a middle-manager, Joe, waking up in a concrete and dirt triangle, expected to push a stone wheel around a stone circle for fourteen hours a day. Desperate to get home to his pregnant wife, he tries various ploys, but each seem to backfire, simply adding to his burden.

Lil Rel Howery plays a strong lead role. For most of the film, he’s the only actor on camera, but holds our attention even when the action becomes increasingly repetitive. It is a corporate nightmare, with constantly shifting goals, punishments instead of rewards, and no genuine feedback.

I felt the end was weak, but it was disturbing enough that my partner and I spent an hour discussing how we would have ended it.

If you have Hulu, it’s worth a watch.

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