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The Rider: This rodeo drama manages not to fall off

The Rider: This rodeo drama manages not to fall off

        In the words of late American author Robert Byrne: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Some of us are lucky enough to find ours, some live out their lives struggling to. But what happens when you lose that purpose? Do you give up or keep on going? That’s exactly what The Rider is all about. Chloé Zhao’s second directorial venture takes us on a journey of suffering, struggle and acceptance. Almost entirely based on a true story, it revolves around Brady Blackburn, a rising star in the rodeo circuit who suffered a horrific bronco accident in 2016 when a horse stamped on his skull. We are introduced to him during his recovery, as he goes about life and struggles to come to grips with the harsh reality that his rodeo career might well be o

Review: Deadpool

Culture, Film
108 minutes of pure unadulterated violence, sexual montages and fourth wall destroying monologues. Yes, this is Deadpool and he is Marvel’s new antihero... Screencap from Deadpool. Credit: Fox Movies Marvel's Deadpool is not your average superhero film nor does it conform to the norms of general filmmaking. From the offset it strives to remind you of this with the inclusion of unconventional credits stating that it is written by 'the real heroes here' and is directed by 'an overpaid tool'. And the slow motion action underlaying this launches you straight into the promised unadulterated violence which certainly starts the film with impact. #Deadpool is *not* a movie to take your kids to, unless your kids are 21 and 17 like mine are. We enjoyed it. :D — Rick Riordan (@camphalfblood