In 1977 I was 17, not yet old enough to legally attend the Melbourne International Film Festival. And certainly not old enough to view the uncensored print of Nagisa Ôshima’s In the Realm of the Senses (1976), a Japanese film already notorious for its unbridled—and sometimes unsimulated—sex scenes.
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December 21 Spider Baby
“Whatever Happened to… Spider Baby” asked the theatrical poster for exploitation auteur Jack Hill’s first feature film, shot in the late summer of 1964 but not released commercially until Christmas Eve, 1967.
November 13 I Feel the Earth Move
It was the beginning of summer 2009, I was 23 years old, and I was going to see where movies are made.