Lights, Camera, Critic: Writes: I absolutely love Oldboy and love Japanese cinema. So when I read various reviews and articles about the 2010 Japanese thriller Confessions being called ‘The Japanese Oldboy’ , I was immediately interested. It then was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, therefore there was no excuse not to see it. And after seeing it, I have to say it is one of my favourite films of 2010. Director, Nakashima Tetsuya has created a film, that is horrifyingly violent and dark, but also changes our perceptions of the typical revenge thriller.