Patryk Czekaj
Contributing Writer; Warsaw, Poland

Twitter: @PatrykCzekaj

Review: IN THE NAME OF... Explores The Relationship Between Priesthood And Sexuality

In terms of searching for and exploring its own sexual identity, 2013 turned out to be a rather eventful year for Polish cinema. Controversial films such as Floating Skyscrapers (first openly pro-gay picture), In Hiding (deals with lesbian love in... More »
  

First Trailer For JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING: Japanese Children Dealing With Grief

The first English-subtitled trailer for Berlinale selected Joy of Man's Desiring has just been released. The film has been awarded with the second prize by the festival's children jury in Generation KPlus category. Written and directed by Sugita Masakazu, it's a... More »
  

SAMURAI PIRATES: First Trailer For Japanese Treasure Hunt Film

Nothing says fun like a feel-good Japanese adventure film that involves a hidden treasure and scary-looking pirates who are also samurai! Ohmori Kenichi's Samurai Pirates is a family friendly affair that follows a group of children on the trail of a legendary... More »
  

Watch The First Trailer For TEAM BATISTA FINAL - KERBEROS NO SHOZO!

Team Batista returns with the third and presumably concluding installment based on the best-selling series of medical mystery novels by Kaidō Takeru. Although two previous films didn't earn much critical acclaim, their considerable box office success in Japan was the... More »
  

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces Of Polish Cinema At Film Society Lincoln Center

New York City-based readers! The great Martin Scorsese is about to give you a one of a kind opportunity to explore the magnificent world of classic Polish cinema. For just 12 busy days Film Society of Lincoln Center will turn... More »
  

First Trailer For Poignant Japanese Drama OUR FAMILY

From Ishii Yûya, the director of last year's highly successful Japanese film The Great Passage, comes a heartbreaking drama based on the recently published novel by Hayami Kazumasa. Our Family (Bokutachi no Kazoku) centers on a shattered family that suddenly needs to... More »
  

PUZZLE Trailer: Prepare For Another Japanese High School Bloodbath

Prepare for another blood-soaked high school massacre! Apparently, making brutal and shocking films that focus on poor students taking part in life-or-death battles is becoming a sort of trend in the enigmatic world of Japanese cinema. I'm pretty sure many... More »
  

Watch The First Trailer For Nature-Friendly Japanese Comedy WOOD JOB!

Japanese filmmakers have that special ability to turn even the seemingly completely unappealing  ideas into truly heart-warming, crowd-pleasing pictures of the most entertaining kind. Given that Wood Job!'s main storyline focuses on a high school graduate, who moves from his... More »
  

Review: THE STRONG ANGEL INN Has A Serious Drinking Problem

Addiction is a relatively familiar topic in the film world. Even though it might seem quite impossible to depict such a horrible and consumptive, yet extremely human illness without any actual experiences, over the years many artists tried to deal... More »
  

THE WAY HOME Trailer: The Tohoku Disaster And Its Effect On One Family's Shattered Life

March 11, 2014 marks three years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Until this day, Japanese people have been trying to find new ways to cope with this enormous tragedy. Through the art of filmmaking, many of the country's... More »
  

Anticipated In 2014: The Films We Most Want To See

With 2014 now fully upon us the Twitch team gathers to take a look at the films we most want to take a look at in the coming year. Is this some sort of scientific poll? Heck no, more just... More »
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Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Film

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Director

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actor

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's List Of Shame - December

And here we are, at the end of our year-long exploration into the shadowy reaches of classic cinema where we have dared not venture before now. Each of us now experienced up to a dozen highly praised works for the... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actress

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Review: HIT THE ROAD: INDIA, An Inspiring And Vibrant Travelogue

In our technologically advanced era there is an endless amount of methods for exploring a foreign land and it's often impossible to choose one that will best suit our needs. Given that nowadays even the seemingly most luxurious options tend... More »
  

Kurosawa's SEVENTH CODE: Maeda Atsuko Gets Kidnapped By Russian Mafia In First Trailer

Although Kurosawa Kiyoshi's latest film Seventh Code had its world premiere last month at Rome Film Festival, the first official trailer was released just a few hours ago today via Cinema Today's official website. Being a very innovative director, Kurosawa... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Animated FIlm

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  
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