Confessions ★★★★

Confessions is a very ‘Japanese’ film. What I mean by this, is that it is very stereotypical of modern Japanese cinema. Many will drawn comparisons to Battle Royale and Suicide Club due to the graphic violence and the portrayal of Japanese teenagers. But Confessions is very unique in its direction and its darkly dramatic story. The various twist keeps the audiences on its toes, while allowing a constant stream of shocking revelations. It is a fantastic film and a refreshing take on ‘revenge’ cinema. While the premise is disturbing and genuinely terrifying, the direction and acting is superb. Plus its soundtrack includes Radiohead’s ‘Lotus Flower’.