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The world cinema podcast from two Finnish audiovisual arts graduates/students, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

The world cinema podcast from two Finnish audiovisual arts graduates/students, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

Location:

Finland

Description:

The world cinema podcast from two Finnish audiovisual arts graduates/students, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

Twitter:

@flicklab

Language:

English


Episodes

#119 - A Cascade of Suffering: The Cinema of Hu Bo

2/18/2021
In this episode of the podcast, Karri and Henrik look at 'An Elephant Sitting Still'; an almost 4-hour feature, one of the most acclaimed feature debuts of the last decade. Is 'Elephant' a cascade of suffering? Does it depict life's meaninglessness? Does the late Hu Bo offer us a silver lining even amidst his character's darkest hours? The episode also covers the two short films 'Night Runner' and 'Man in the Well'. Guest appearance by Chinese Sen. Films covered in this episode: Night...

Duration:02:21:57

#118 - The Jurassic Park Sequels (1997-2018)

2/5/2021
The original Jurassic Park is a loved classic that revolutionised the blockbuster cinema. Following the previous Jurassic Park episode, now The Lab will look at the more maligned sequels. Why did the once thought omnipotent franchise go dormant for years and return? Can the franchise be rejuvenated, or will the weight of the original drag everything down? Films covered in this episode: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) - Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park 3 (2001) - Joe Johnston Jurassic...

Duration:02:38:52

#118 - The Jurassic Park Sequels (1997-2018)

2/4/2021
The original Jurassic Park is a loved classic that revolutionised the blockbuster cinema. Following the previous Jurassic Park episode, now The Lab will look at the more maligned sequels. Why did the once thought omnipotent franchise go dormant for years and return? Can the franchise be rejuvenated, or will the weight of the original drag everything down? Films covered in this episode: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) - Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park 3 (2001) - Joe Johnston Jurassic...

Duration:02:38:52

#117 - Krampus (2015)

12/17/2020
The monster who punishes children for Christmas, Krampus, is part of an Alpine folklore which, still to this day is well-known in many European countries. Lately, Americans have become aware of this evil counterpart of Father Christmas. One cultural result of this is the family-friendly horror film (if that is a thing), Krampus. Happy Holidays to our listeners! The Flick Lab will now take a break and will return revamped on February 4th, 2021. Krampus (2015). Directed by Michael Dougherty....

Duration:01:46:45

#116 - Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964) (Добро пожаловать, или Посторонним вход воспрещён)

12/10/2020
From war horror to cheerful family comedy - Russia's Elem Klimov was able to pull off both ends. But is his 'Welcome, or No Trespassing' more than a delightful summer camp story under the surface? Is it indeed an allegory to the USSR? How did this get past the censors? Karri and Henrik join forces with the Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast's Ally Pitts to find out. Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or wherever you get your podcasts....

Duration:01:51:57

#115 - The Unknown Soldier (1985) (Tuntematon sotilas)

12/3/2020
Did Finland win or lose the Continuation War, and what constitutes as winning here? This week, a quick lesson on the less charted chapter of World War II to coincide with the Finnish Independence Day. Last year, TFL covered the original 1955 version of The Unknown Soldier. Now, it's time to look at the 1985 remake, the less preferred yet more realistic take on the original novel by Väinö Linna. Which one fares better under the Lab's scrutiny? Directed by Rauni Mollberg. Starring Risto...

Duration:01:59:13

#114 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

11/26/2020
A dream monster or dream comedian? 'Nightmare 3' changes tonal gears and introduces more laughs and fantasy. Is it too campy or a welcome change? Welcome to prime time, dear listener. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Directed by Chuck Russell. Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette, Rodney Eastman, Laurence Fishburne. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social...

Duration:01:44:27

#113 - Goldfinger (1964)

11/19/2020
Goldfinger, the film that made Sean Connery a household name. The film that defined the franchise. In remembrance of the late Sean Connery, The Flick Lab goes once more to visit Bond. Episode guest appearance by Tom Frankland. Goldfinger (1964). Directed by Guy Hamilton. Starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Harold Sakata, Shirley Eaton. Episode image adapted from the original by Comet Photo, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Image of gold bars adapted from the original by...

Duration:01:15:25

#112 - Outer Space (1999)

11/12/2020
What happens when an avant-garde director makes a 'found footage' short film out of the film reels of another film? For example the reality-bender called Outer Space. Watch the film on MUBI: https://bit.ly/3kq7Dgr Outer Space (1999). Directed by Peter Tscherkassky. Starring Barbara Hershey. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and...

Duration:00:46:50

#111 - Sin Nombre (2009)

11/5/2020
Cary Joji Fukunaga’s debut feature Sin Nombre tells of Mexican gangs and the perilous journey to the US border in hopes of making the cross. Heard this somewhere before? Probably. Is the Mexican border the final frontier for Americans? Why are so many films made from the subject? Does anything enable Sin Nombre rise up above similar films? What is Fukunaga's goal? Sin Nombre (2009). Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Starring Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta,...

Duration:01:30:11

#110 - Suspiria (2018)

10/29/2020
Horror remakes may rarely be worth your time, but what happens when Luca Guadagnino reimagines Dario Argento’s Suspiria? Instead of deep reds, it's now coldness and realism. Topics include also feminism, German Autumn, the Third Reich analogies and the relevance of the several subplots to the story. Suspiria (2018). Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Angela Winkler, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:01:38:47

#109 - Suspiria (1977)

10/22/2020
The horror classic 'Suspiria' splits opinions. Is it failed feminism or is it misogynistic? Is it giallo or not? Is it a good film? Is it a happy accident? What is the Suspiria trilogy, and are the followups in the same league? What about the rest of the Dario Argento resume? This and more within. Suspiria (1977). Directed by Dario Argento. Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Barbara Magnolfi. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:01:28:49

#109 - Suspiria (1977)

10/22/2020
The horror classic 'Suspiria' splits opinions. Is it failed feminism or is it misogynistic? Is it giallo or not? Is it a good film? Is it a happy accident? What is the Suspiria trilogy, and are the followups in the same league? What about the rest of the Dario Argento resume? This and more within. Suspiria (1977). Directed by Dario Argento. Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Barbara Magnolfi. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:01:28:49

#108 - HANN (2018)

10/15/2020
HANN is an Icelandic LGBT short film that took the Youtube by storm and has affected and helped the minority youth around the world. Director Runar Thor and lead actor Ásgeir Sigurðsson (Andri) kindly joined us to discuss the film in detail, the effect it has had, as well as their future projects. Watch 'HANN' on Amazon Prime: https://tinyurl.com/y62tazs7 Follow Runar Thor on Instagram: @runarthors Follow Ásgeir on Instagram: @asgeirsigurds Special thanks to Hannu Björkbacka for source...

Duration:01:03:42

#107 - Cuties (2020)

10/8/2020
There is a huge public outcry to even ban the Netflix film 'Cuties'. There are claims that the film is child sexual exploitation. Has the American cancel culture gone too far? Cuties (2020). Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. Starring Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas, Myriam Hamma. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube,...

Duration:01:37:20

#106 - Dune (1984)

10/1/2020
In anticipation of Denis Villeneuve's Dune, Karri and Henrik look at David Lynch's Dune. The director has himself disowned the film and blamed studio meddling for the shape it took. Dune (1984). Directed by David Lynch. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Kenneth McMillan, Sting. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and...

Duration:01:45:30

#105 - The Staggering Girl (2019)

9/24/2020
A 'staggering' stream of consciousness hits you in the short film 'The Staggering Girl' from director Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria, Call Me By Your Name). Where does the fine line go between narrative cohesion and artistic stream of consciousness, before the audience will raise their grievances? As usual, there is no straight answer. The film is streaming on mubi.com. The Staggering Girl (2019). Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Julianne Moore, Kyle MacLachlan, Marthe Keller, Kiki Layne,...

Duration:01:11:31

#104 - Peninsula (2020) (반도)

9/17/2020
Peninsula, the long-awaited zombie sequel to the 'Train to Busan' hit film is here. Can it possibly live up to its predecessor? How does an entire city work in lieu of a train? Does 'Peninsula' have anything worthwhile left to say, politically or otherwise? Either way, does it matter, and what does? Peninsula (2020) (반도 / Bando). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Starring Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:01:50:14

#103 - Train to Busan (2016) (부산행)

9/9/2020
Zombie cinema has historically been societally poignant commentary. So is Train to Busan. But is the film ground-breaking or simply old tricks with a solid execution? The real-life roots of the film, such as the sinking of MV Sewol are discussed. Train to Busan (부산행 / Busanhaeng) (2016). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Starring Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Choi Woo-shik. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can...

Duration:01:45:23

#102 - Seoul Station (2016) (서울역)

9/3/2020
Karri and Henrik start the 'Train to Busan' zombie series with Seoul Station, which leads to the roots of the Yeon Sang-ho as an anime director. Is this 'Train' prequel of sorts worth of ones non-zombified time? Answers here within. Seoul Station (2016) (서울역). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Lee Joon. This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter,...

Duration:01:17:00