Director Nagisa Oshima has died. Oshima directed numerous films exploring sexuality, death and power of all kinds, including: In The Realm ff the Senses, The Empire of Passion, Japanese Summer: Double Suicide , Cruel Story of Youth and Taboo (starring a young Tadanobu Asano). He was also a pioneer of television, directing many documentaries for Japanese television. The Guardian has an obituary. Fandor’s Keyframe Daily provides a brief retrospective of and links to writing on Oshima’s work. And here Oshima interviews Akira Kurosawa.