The Rider
First screened in May 2018
Director: Chloé Zhao. Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Lane Scott, Cat Clifford, Terri Dawn Pourier, Tanner Langdeau, James Calhoon, Derrick Janis. Screenplay: Chloé Zhao.

Twitter Capsule: Tender to a point but its story tropes and magic-hour aesthetic strategies are belabored to the point of mawkish cliché.

VOR:   It can get patronizing to praise a film for focusing attention in unusual places, but I appreciated Zhao's risk-taking production choices.

Photo © 2017 Caviar/Highwayman Films/StudioCanal,
© 2018 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Cannes Film Festival: C.I.C.A.E. Award
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: New Generation Award
National Society of Film Critics: Best Film
Gotham Awards: Best Feature

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