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The troubles of a rodeo rider and the life of a pop star provocateur—the best films of September 2018

Plus how a woman is saved by jigsaw puzzles

By Wendy Ide   September 2018
Brady Jandreau in The Rider

Brady Jandreau in The Rider

The Rider

Released on 14th September

Unseated from the certainties of his life, rodeo rider Brady struggles to come to terms with a brain injury that stops him from riding. This profoundly affecting study of masculinity in crisis from director Chloé Zhao casts former rodeo star

and his real family in a story loosely based on his real-life crisis following a serious head trauma. The performances are rough hewn and unpolished, but wholly persuasive, and Zhao’s use of the glowing magic-hour…

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