188 episodes

Discover the treasures of international cinema through the analytical lens of two media industry professionals from Finland, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki.

With a straight-forward, playful yet analytical spirit, the hosts navigate the world of film with varied guests from around the globe, whether industry professionals or fascinating people from the film's target country. Gain unique insights, knowledge and surprising looking glasses from the world of film.

New episodes biweekly.

The Flick Lab Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

Discover the treasures of international cinema through the analytical lens of two media industry professionals from Finland, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki.

With a straight-forward, playful yet analytical spirit, the hosts navigate the world of film with varied guests from around the globe, whether industry professionals or fascinating people from the film's target country. Gain unique insights, knowledge and surprising looking glasses from the world of film.

New episodes biweekly.

    From Artistic Roots to Industry Truths

    From Artistic Roots to Industry Truths

    Karri and Henrik delve into their personal experiences from their artistic roots and TV/media industry. Among the discussion points are Karri's loss of interest in the industry, the industry's brutality, the tools they've utilized in media, advancements in editing on Linux, the debate over high-framerate in the film industry, challenges with high-resolution remasters of old films, AI enhancement, and other topics.
    Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune performed by Nick Grivell.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Catch-up 2024 Part 2 - Movies We’ve Been Watching

    Catch-up 2024 Part 2 - Movies We’ve Been Watching

    In this podcast episode, Karri and Henrik discuss the movies and TV series they've watched over the past year or so, ones that haven't received dedicated coverage in previous episodes. This segment marks the second part of a two-part series.
    Films covered in this episode:
    For All Mankind (TV Series, 2019-)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7772588
    Moonfall (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834426
    Home Alone (1990)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099785
    The Pope's Exorcist (2023)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13375076
    Nope (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10954984
    Kung Fury (2015)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3472226
    Umma (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13235822
    Crash Landing on You (TV Series, 2019-2020)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10850932
    Crimes of the Future (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14549466
    The Mole: Undercover in North Korea (Documentary, 2020)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13243898
    Significant Other (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15353964
    Deadstream (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12788488
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010323
    Stupid Young Heart (Hölmö nuori sydän, 2018)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6592296
    Apollo 11 (2019)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8760684
    Sauna (2008)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124394

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Catch-up 2024 Part 1 - Movies We've Been Watching

    Catch-up 2024 Part 1 - Movies We've Been Watching

    In this podcast episode, Karri and Henrik discuss the movies and TV series they've watched over the past year or so, ones that haven't received dedicated coverage in previous episodes. This episode marks the first part of a two-part series.
    Films covered in this episode:
    Reacher (TV Series, 2022-)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9288030
    White Fang (1991)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103247
    Bullet Train (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12593682
    Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038268
    The Nun II (2023)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10160976
    The 400 Blows (1959)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053198
    They/Them (2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14502344
    Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9074574
    City on a Hill (TV Series, 2019-2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7187044
    Beyond Utopia (Documentary, 2023)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt25470468
    Invoked (Documentary, 2022)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22873412
    Iron Butterflies (Documentary, 2023)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12427090
    Theatre of Violence (Documentary, 2023)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27009862

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Healing Plan With Actress Matilde Silva and Director Samantha Joia

    Healing Plan With Actress Matilde Silva and Director Samantha Joia

    The Flick Lab podcast recently had the pleasure of watching 'Healing Plan', a short film by two recent NYU graduates. Actress Matilde Silva and Director Samantha Joia joined us to discuss their new film. Luna, a Portuguese teen struggling with insomnia and her recent move to America, is sent to a celebrity doctor to help cope with her adjustment. His revolutionary sleep therapy brings her back to the beginning of her move and several of the struggles she has faced since. But his “healing plan” has some devastating drawbacks she is not quite ready to face. 
    The film infuses dream-like states, dramatic lighting sequences and revolves around the important topic of the potential drawbacks of cultural assimilation and the effects of social media. Among the podcast discussion points are also the risky nature of film industry, the importance of passion and atmosphere at the set, pastel de nata, and other topics.

    Films covered in this episode:
    Healing Plan
    Healing Plan film website:
    https://healingplanfilm.com/
     
    Matilde Silva:
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14451415
     
    Samantha Joia:
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14160255
     
    Indie Activity interviews:
    https://www.indieactivity.com/in-conversation-with-matilde-silva-on-her-role-in-healing-plan/

    https://www.indieactivity.com/in-conversation-with-samantha-joia-director-for-healing-plan/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Thing: 1951 vs. 1982 vs. 2011 - 3-Movie Comparison - Film Analysis

    The Thing: 1951 vs. 1982 vs. 2011 - 3-Movie Comparison - Film Analysis

    In this episode of the podcast, the hosts Karri and Henrik compare the original Howard Hawkes / Christian Nyby 1951 version of The Thing to John Carpenter's 1982 reimagining and finally to the 2011 prequel / remake, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. There's also a discussion on the original source novella by John W. Campbell from 1938. Each film version is a time capsule, reflecting their respective zeitgeist. Which film adaptation is the best one?

    Films covered in this episode:
    The Thing from Another World (1951)
    The Thing (1982)
    The Thing (2011)

    Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Jävla pappa ('Goddamn Dad') with Director Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson

    Jävla pappa ('Goddamn Dad') with Director Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson

    In this episode of the podcast, the director of Jävla pappa ('Goddamn Dad'), Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson, joins to discuss his documentary film about his complicated relationship to his alcoholic father. While they're building an RV together, the two are forced to confront their complicated feelings. This directorial debut of Niklas, published by the Swedish public broadcasting company SVT, has gained recognition in Swedish film festivals and public schools. Niklas's portrayal of universal struggles within the film has resonated widely, garnering unexpected levels of exposure. Currently, the film is only available for free streaming on SVT's website, for those in Sweden, with Swedish subtitles, here: https://www.svtplay.se/video/Kv1YorJ/javla-pappa


    You can find Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson on Instagram: @niklasgybergivarsson
    Films covered in this episode:
    Jävla pappa (2023)
    Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Guest Niklas Gyberg Ivarsson. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

    • 49 min

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I really like the premise. Exploring the film of places who’s are is usually ignored, the listener is given a glimpse into a culture that is likely misunderstood. I also just enjoy scene by scene analysis. But why is the editing so bad? Why do your voices skip? It drives me out of my mind

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