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A podcast analyzing world/international cinema by audiovisual arts graduates/students from Finland and the US; Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki and Zachary Pen. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

A podcast analyzing world/international cinema by audiovisual arts graduates/students from Finland and the US; Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki and Zachary Pen. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

Location:

Finland

Description:

A podcast analyzing world/international cinema by audiovisual arts graduates/students from Finland and the US; Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki and Zachary Pen. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

Twitter:

@flicklab

Language:

English


Episodes

#136 - Halloween Kills with Allison Kilkenny

10/21/2021
In this episode of the podcast, the Lab discusses Halloween Kills with writer-producer-podcaster multi-talent Allison Kilkenny. All the episode participants are trying their best to understand why this movie exists as it is. If you know the answer, please leave us a comment on our social media pages. Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. Guest Allison Kilkenny. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala. This show...

Duration:01:17:49

#136 - Halloween Kills with Allison Kilkenny

10/21/2021
In this episode of the podcast, the Lab discusses Halloween Kills with writer-producer-podcaster multi-talent Allison Kilkenny. All the episode participants are trying their best to understand why this movie exists as it is. If you know the answer, please leave us a comment on our social media pages. Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. Guest Allison Kilkenny. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala. This show...

Duration:01:17:59

#135 - No Time to Die - Off the Record

10/21/2021
In this episode of the podcast, Lab ponders about the future of James Bond. Who should replace Daniel Craig as 007? Will he or she be black, young or middle-aged, perhaps in a period piece adventure? What are the narrative pitfalls of No Time to Die? Henrik also shares his observations on the Christian symbolism of the film. This 41-minute episode is a chunk of unfinished business between Karri, Henrik and Tom after the official 'No Time to Die' episode stopped recording. A completely...

Duration:00:41:54

#134 - No Time To Die: Examining Gender and Queer Perspectives

10/12/2021
In this episode of the podcast, the long-awaited analysis of the new 25th James Bond film No Time To Die that just hit the theaters. After several delays, is Daniel Craig's valedictory Bond film worth the wait? In a post-me-too era, the Bond women are written differently. Are women treated fairly in a Bond film in 2021? Are the scenes written naturally? Do the Bond films continue their unbroken tradition of including perceived queer coding on screen? Our guests are the gender expert and...

Duration:01:56:47

#134 - No Time To Die: Examining Gender and Queer Perspectives

10/11/2021
In this episode of the podcast, the long-awaited analysis of the new 25th James Bond film No Time To Die that just hit the theaters. After several delays, is Daniel Craig's valedictory Bond film worth the wait? In a post-me-too era, the Bond women are written differently. Are women treated fairly in a Bond film in 2021? Are the scenes written naturally? Do the Bond films continue their unbroken tradition of including perceived queer coding on screen? Our guests are the gender expert and...

Duration:01:57:28

#133 - Planet Mars in Cinema Over 100+ Years

9/23/2021
In this episode of the podcast, we focus on the fourth rock from the Sun. Mars has been a fascinating celestial body for millennia, but how has it been portrayed over the last 100 years of cinema? Karri, Henrik, and Zach will discuss more than a dozen films that feature the red planet with the hope of figuring out why Earthlings are so fascinated by Mars. Films covered in this episode: A Trip to Mars (1910) (USA) A Trip to Mars (1918) (Denmark) Aelita (1922) (Russia) War of the...

Duration:02:36:02

#132 - The Ring: American vs Japanese vs Korean version

9/10/2021
In this episode of the podcast, prepare for war as Karri, Henrik, and Zach examine a battle royale of the original Japanese film Ringu, the American remake The Ring, and the Korean remake The Ring Virus. Three will enter, but only one win. One Ring film To Rule Them All. Films covered in this episode: Ringu (Japan, 1998) The Ring Virus (South Korea, 1999) The Ring (USA, 2002) Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki, and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written...

Duration:01:45:58

#132 - The Ring: American vs Japanese vs Korean version

9/9/2021
In this episode of the podcast, prepare for war as Karri, Henrik, and Zach examine a battle royale of the original Japanese film Ringu, the American remake The Ring, and the Korean remake The Ring Virus. Three will enter, but only one win. One Ring film To Rule Them All. Films covered in this episode: Ringu (Japan, 1998) The Ring Virus (South Korea, 1999) The Ring (USA, 2002) Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki, and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written...

Duration:01:45:58

#132 - The Ring: American vs Japanese vs Korean version

9/9/2021
In this episode of the podcast, prepare for war as Karri, Henrik, and Zach examine a battle royale of the original Japanese film Ringu, the American remake The Ring, and the Korean remake The Ring Virus. Three will enter, but only one win. One Ring film To Rule Them All. Films covered in this episode: Ringu (Japan, 1998) The Ring Virus (South Korea, 1999) The Ring (USA, 2002) Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki, and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written...

Duration:01:45:58

#131 - Is Dirty Harry Fascist?

8/26/2021
In this episode of the podcast, a new voice joins the dynamic duo. Joining Karri and Henrik is Zach, who together take a look at the five films of the American series starring Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry. Dirty Harry is a San Francisco cop who doesn’t like to follow the rules when they get in the way of him catching his man. The big question here: Is Dirty Harry a Fascist? Films covered in this episode: Dirty Harry (1971) Magnum Force (1973) The Enforcer (1976) Sudden Impact...

Duration:01:27:41

#130 - 3 Years of The Flick Lab - Celebration

8/14/2021
It's been exactly 3 years since the journey of The Flick Lab begun. Hosts Karri and Henrik take this this celebratory episode as an opportunity to discuss mostly other topics than the Lab. How was Henrik's hiking trip and should Karri be anywhere near him while camping? And have you tried the Finnish Karelian Pie with Fazer's green balls? Naturally, we address our fans (well, the ones used for ventilation) and read some heart-warming feedback from the last year. Finally, we finish off with...

Duration:01:15:01

#129 - The Cinema of Lee-song Hee-il (이송희일)

7/8/2021
In this episode of the podcast, Karri and Henrik take a close look at the openly gay South Korean director Lee-song Hee-il's 'gay cinema'. He directed the de-facto first Korean gay feature "No Regret", which became a relative hit in 2006. Lee-song has continued with the genre, while occasionally in conjunction exploring a myriad of societal taboos - not only vis-a-vis the rainbow community. Amongst his more recent highlights are the melodrama film trilogy "One Night and Two Days" from...

Duration:03:03:25

#128 - The Cinema of Mohammad Malas (ملص‎ محمد)

6/24/2021
Mohammad Malas is one the most recognized, pioneer Syrian auteur directors and a public intellectual. His films are embedded in the contemporary history of Syria and his themes do not shy away from addressing sensitive societal topics. Our guest in this episode is professor Nezar Andary. He has a PhD in comparative literature, he is a filmmaker and a scholar who has studied a plethora of cultures, art, the cinema of the Arab world and Mohammad Malas. He is the co-author of The Cinema of...

Duration:02:13:45

#127 - The Rise and Fall of Steven Seagal

6/11/2021
In this episode of the podcast, Aikido gone wrong with Steven Seagal. Karri and Henrik look at Seagal's roots, his successes, some of his personal life involving mafia, Putin, sexual misconduct allegations, onset antics and dead puppies. Finally we dive into his direct-to-video failures and recent ventures. Films covered in this episode: Above the Law (1988) Under Siege (1992) On Deadly Ground (1994) Fire Down Below (1997) Attack Force (2006) Beyond the Law (2019) Hosted by Karri...

Duration:03:00:09

#127 - Steven Seagal

6/10/2021
In this episode of the podcast, the four-decade spanning career of martial arts movie star Steven Seagal. What do people find appealing in Seagal? Where did his career go haywire? Karri and Henrik look at Seagal's roots, his successes, some of his personal life involving mafia, Putin, sexual misconduct allegations, onset antics and dead puppies. Finally we dive into his direct-to-video failures and recent ventures. Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab...

Duration:02:59:12

#126 - Dr. Phibes

5/27/2021
In this episode of the podcast, The Flick Lab visits the cult classic horror comedy character Dr. Phibes, played by the iconic Vincent Price in both 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes' and the sequel 'Dr. Phibes Rises Again'. What is behind the appeal of Dr. Phibes? Do the films hold up today? What were the shortcomings of the sequel? What do we know about the 3rd film that never happened? Films covered in this episode: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) Hosted by...

Duration:01:36:55

#125 - KathNiel Phenomenon

5/15/2021
The Filipino box office queen and king Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, dubbed “Kathniel” by fans, are a real-life couple who play on-screen leading roles together in romantic comedies. They’re a force to be reckoned with in the Pinoy movie theaters. The Flick Lab couldn’t resist to look for some juicy gossip around the couple. Is there any? Are the movies worth the noise? What is behind their successful, decade-long cinema love story? Karri and Henrik take their first steps...

Duration:03:18:23

#125 - KathNiel Phenomenon

5/15/2021
The Filipino box office queen and king Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, dubbed “Kathniel” by fans, are a real-life couple who play on-screen leading roles together in romantic comedies. They’re a force to be reckoned with in the Pinoy movie theaters. The Flick Lab couldn’t resist to look for some juicy gossip around the couple. Is there any? Are the movies worth the noise? What is behind their successful, decade-long cinema love story? Karri and Henrik take their first steps...

Duration:02:57:18

#125 - KathNiel Phenomenon

5/13/2021
The Filipino box office queen and king Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, dubbed “Kathniel” by fans, are a real-life couple who play on-screen leading roles together in romantic comedies. They’re a force to be reckoned with in the Pinoy movie theaters. The Flick Lab couldn’t resist to look for some juicy gossip around the couple. Is there any? Are the movies worth the noise? What is behind their successful, decade-long cinema love story? Karri and Henrik take their first steps...

Duration:02:58:15

#124 - The Cinema of Jan Komasa

4/29/2021
Suicide, politics, religion. The Oscar-nominated Polish director Jan Komasa doesn’t shy away from dangerous topics. Internationally, he’s known for ‘Corpus Christi’, but lately also for ‘The Hater’ due to its availability on Netflix. In Poland, ‘Suicide Room’ was a cult hit amongst the youth, whereas ‘Warsaw ’44’ was an artistically peculiar war film. The Flick Lab decided to watch all of his feature films, discuss the flicks in detail and look for commonalities across them. We do not touch...

Duration:02:26:12