Skylar Travis

I give out 5 star ratings like a madman. And I don’t feel the least bit bad about it. Gritty 70’s crime flicks are my jam.

Favorite films

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

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  • Girl in the Picture

  • Walking the Edge

    ★★★★

  • A Fish Called Wanda

    ★★★★★

  • The Battle of Algiers

    ★★★★★

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  • Girl in the Picture

    Girl in the Picture

    Fuck, that was rough. It’s hard for me to give star ratings to these true crime docs, mostly because
    I don’t want to come off as a total weirdo who gives them 5 stars all the time. But this is top tier true crime. This story is so unbelievable. And I had no prior knowledge of it before watching. Haunting stuff

  • Walking the Edge

    Walking the Edge

    ★★★★

    Robert Forster is the fucking man. He rocks as a cabbie who collects for a bookie, who has no balls, but then finds them and becomes a total bad ass. Even though this was filmed in 1985, it feels like a gritty, mid 70’s exploitation flick. It’s pretty grimy. But I enjoyed the hell out of this one. Also, anything with Joe Spinell in it is a winner in my book. Such a real talent. He is always a great bad guy.

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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.