Ben Travers

Ben Travers is an awards season analyst and prognosticator with a devout interest in all things film & TV. A graduate of the University of Iowa's film and journalism departments, Mr. Travers got his start during his adolescent years when he wrote movie reviews as a hobby for his family and friends. Specializing in Hollywood productions, Travers went on to write for his high school newspaper, The Chief, his college newspaper, The Daily Iowan, and most recently served as an assistant editor and columnist for a start-up film website. In addition to having published articles on Oliver Stone, the Academy Awards, and multiple box office projections and analysis, he has written multiple screenplays, with a few being picked up for production. He also worked on set for The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

A Loud, Clear Voice Comes Through in ‘Killing Them Softly’

SXSW Day 6 – Grading the Grand Jury Winners

SXSW Day 5: Docs Day + Paul Walker’s Fine Acting

SXSW Day 4 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt Takes Over Austin with His ‘Don Jon’*

SXSW Day 3: A Tale of Two Actors

SXSW Day 2: Four Films and No Food

SXSW Day 1: I Saw ‘Evil Dead’ So You Don’t Have To

Don’t ‘Lay the Favorite’ if You Want Your Bet to Pay Out

For Your Consideration: Anyone But Daniel Day-Lewis

Why Has Jim Carrey Never Been Nominated for an Oscar?

What Makes ‘Argo’ Really Worth Watching?

The Rise and Fall of the Precursors


The Optimist Died Inside of Me: Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Narrow Stairs’

Silent Film’s Raymond Griffith Pulled Tricksters Out of a Top Hats

The 10 Most Memorable Non-Smash Hit Singles of 1984

30 Years of Slowdive’s ‘Souvlaki’