The cowboy is an iconic figure of the American mythos. Man and horse conquer the prairie, two beings, utterly free and united against the world. Chloé Zhao turns her attention to this quintessential figure in The Rider, spooling apart the intricacies of the masculinity beneath with tender care.
Author Megan Sergison
Megan Sergison is a recent graduate of Northeastern University, where she studied International Affairs and largely spent her time in undergrad watching movies on planes. She currently lives in Boston, where she works in corporate relations and as a freelance writer. She can be found staring wistfully out the windows of public transit while listening to film scores or over on Twitter at @megserg.