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And I Feel Like I Just Got Home

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • October 5, 2012 9:01 AM
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so at midnight tonight I (oliver) will be boarding a bus on a trip to return to my hometown for the first time in over a month. I spent all of my september beginning life as a university student in the unreal city of montreal, and this canadian thanksgiving weekend will be my inaugural stopping by as an "independent adult". although my stay in london ontario will only stretch the expanse of four days, I still don't know how to feel about the idea of revisiting the roots I so fortunately was able to stray from, but still so deeply miss (in a wow-I-really-want-to-be-a-kid-again sort of way)? so for any of those in the same boat as me, here are a few nice songs to provide a soundtrack to your homecoming…

What Do Slo-Mo Sword Spinning, Snapbacks Reading 'Pussy' and a Snake Named Banana Have In Common?

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • August 23, 2012 2:30 PM
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Yesterday saw release of the new music video by perhaps the biggest thing to happen to the internet youth scene/indie music industry coalition this year. Grimes’ video for the single “Genesis”, from her January album Visions, features the singer in desert, beach, and city landscapes, swinging around swords and flails, stroking a snake in the back of a limousine (the same snake that accompanied Brit Spears onstage in her 2001 VMAs performance of I’m A Slave 4 U), and dancing with her pink-haired companion in a metallic suit. The usual. While the video totally strays from my would-be visual interpretation of the dreamy track, and frankly feels in some sense like a collaboration between Harmony Korine and Lady Gaga, it showcases Grimes’ style and bizarre grace just as well as the video for her first single “Oblivion” did. And although she’s claimed before to hate being called “cute”, this video makes it so hard to resist. The girl is adorable.

Frank Ocean Comes Out

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • July 4, 2012 2:20 PM
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Last night on his personal Tumblr, the 24 year-old OFWGKTA rapper posted this intensely personal and poetic depiction of the first time he fell in love. Two weeks before his solo debut album is set to release, and just days after Anderson Cooper's announcement to the public, awaking this rainy July morning I couldn't help but find myself overjoyed to notice a little rainbow appearing behind those clouds . . . a huge congratulations to Frank Ocean, and here's hoping the rest of the month has in store such delightful surprises as this. from Ocean's tumblr: "we’re all a bunch of golden million dollar babies. my hope is that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did. anyhow, what i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify.."

Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers"

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • March 13, 2012 4:32 PM
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He's the notorious auteur behind cult classics "Gummo", "Julien Donkey-Boy", "Kids" (as screenwriter), and most recently 2009's "Trash Humpers"... and yet, Harmony Korine's upcoming work seems to be producing the most controversy of all his films. "Spring Breakers" features Disney teen stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Heather Morris (Glee), Rachel Korine (Harmony's wife), and James Franco, who was involved in Korine's "Rebel", a 20-minute instillation piece paying homage to the James Dean classic "Rebel Without A Cause". With a synopsis reading "four college girls land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation, then find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work", Spring Breakers might be the wacky filmmaker's first real foray into the mainstream, causing worry among some fans who fear the notion of their arthouse hero selling out. But I believe it's safe to say we need worry not: Korine has always been a daring artist examining the American essence, and I would not be surprised if this turned out to be his most absurd, irregular work yet. So while I wallow in anticipation, take a look at these photos from the movie's shoot in Florida:

Oliver and Derek Go Back and Forth on Bela Tarr's "The Turin Horse"

  • By Oliver Skinner and Derek Marchewka
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  • February 13, 2012 8:56 AM
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Derek: So with The Turin Horse finding a limited release, it's as good a time as any to discuss our experience with it.

Heaven Is A Place On Earth With You

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • January 30, 2012 5:25 PM
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Walking through the city streets Is it by mistake or design? I feel so alone on a Friday night Can you make it feel like home if I tell you you're mine?

Oliver's Top 10 Films of 2011

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • December 20, 2011 1:00 PM
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This is the first in a series of film-related lists here on The Lost Boys this week... Check back for more, and enjoy Oliver's 10 best films of 2011 below:

Oliver's 10 Best Songs of 2011

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • December 16, 2011 11:24 AM
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10. HOW COME YOU NEVER GO THERE by Feist leslie feist has one of the most pleasant voices of modern music, and this is such a catchy single.

Goodbye Love

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • November 29, 2011 1:23 AM
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For the past seven years of my life I've been involved in theatre. In less than a week's time, as much as I'm able to foresee, my "acting career" will be a fond memory.

My Four Year Old Take On "Titanic"

  • By Oliver Skinner
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  • November 21, 2011 9:51 AM
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An excerpt of one of my more overwhelming childhood obsessions as documented in 1998. Leo & Kate 4ever:

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