Skylar Travis

Skylar Travis

I give out 5 star ratings like a madman. And I don’t feel the least bit bad about it.

Favorite films

  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Blue Collar
  • A History of Violence
  • A Face in the Crowd

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  • Detour

    ★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

  • The Tender Bar

    ★★★

  • Get Shorty

    ★★★★★

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  • Detour

    Detour

    ★★★½

    A short, effective little film noir. I believe Detour has gotten a reevaluation over the last couple years. I know I hadn’t even heard of it until Criterion released the blu ray. I had about an hour and a half to kill, and spotted this on Tubi. At 67 minutes, it’s incredibly lean, and it gives you a lot to chew on. It’s got a strong moral dilemma, and a real nasty femme fatal. Ann Savage is indeed savage as hell in this. She is the standout in my opinion.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    The Power of the Dog is a very good film. I definitely feel I may not be able to rewatch it though. It’s pretty mean spirited. But it’s absolutely gorgeous. The cinematography is stunning. And Johnny Greenwood’s score is a winner, just like all of his other scores. But man, Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a career best performance. He is so excellent.

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  • BASEketball

    BASEketball

    ★★★★

    Hey Letterboxd members, I heard your mom is going out with Squeak!

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Checked this out at my local IMAX theater. It really might be Christopher Nolan's masterpiece, at least from a technical standpoint. And it's also the one film that feels the least Nolan-like. The Hans Zimmer score is intense as hell. And the dogfight scenes with the spitfire planes are absolutely exhilarating and breathtaking. It's a gorgeous looking war film that ranks as one of the best contemporary WW2 films along with Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line.