151 episodes

A podcast analyzing international cinema, by two Finns Karri Ojala (a.v. grad) and Henrik Telkki (a.v. studies), with industry guests. New episodes biweekly on Fridays.

The Flick Lab Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

A podcast analyzing international cinema, by two Finns Karri Ojala (a.v. grad) and Henrik Telkki (a.v. studies), with industry guests. New episodes biweekly on Fridays.

    Celebration

    Celebration

    It's episode #150 and it's time for some celebration with mostly non-movie topics. Zachary Pen joins us to discuss mass shootings in the US, NATO and Finland, social media, paper vs. digital, language quirks, the future of The Lab, all kinds of indecent things, and more.
    Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Recommendations & Grievances 2022

    Recommendations & Grievances 2022

    What have Karri and Henrik been watching for the last years? What to recommend, what to avoid? We've never stopped to discuss the films we've watched on our 'own time', outside the podcast analyses. Here's our recommendations and grievances.

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

    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Oscars Ceremony 2022

    The Oscars Ceremony 2022

    Better late than never. Here’s our long overdue recap of the 94th Academy Awards. Who won? Does it matter? Did Will Smith inadvertently slap the Oscars back into relevancy? Is there any value in even discussing the Oscars? Was the Jada Pinkett Smith joke a step too far? Is the Ukraine War detrimental to trans people specifically? Is Jennifer Lawrence fat? To be brutally honest with you, we can assure you we don’t give a damn.
    Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

    • 40 min
    #147 - Burning (2018) (버닝)

    #147 - Burning (2018) (버닝)

    What is real? Is the film depicting reality? Is it all about perspective? Is even fantasy involved? Is in fact anything burning in 'Burning'? Is the protagonist a 'serial masturbator'?

    Films covered in this episode:
    Burning (버닝, 2018), directed by Lee Chang-dong. Starring Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo.

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

    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Oscars 2022: The Worst Person in the World

    The Oscars 2022: The Worst Person in the World

    [!! NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS APRIL FOOLS FOR THE FIRST 40 MINS.]  The Academy Awards 2022, part 3 of 3: A Political Car Crash. Two male writers write a movie about a promiscuous young woman adrift in life, with heavy drug use presented in a positive light. Hey, what could go wrong? Apparently nothing, you get nominated for an Oscar for it. The Norwegian Oscar contender ‘The Worst Person in the World’ is the most bizarre cinematic experience of the last few years. It is a slacker-inspired dramedy which mishmashes 'shrooms and witchcraft into capturing a soulmate’s soul. Additionally, the film supports the abolition of traditional morality and uses CGI to remove the real truth about its filming locations. Karri and Henrik investigate what in the world is going on here.



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

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Oscars 2022: Drive My Car & Lunana

    The Oscars 2022: Drive My Car & Lunana

    The Academy Awards 2022 International Feature Film Nominees Part 2 of 3: Change. The Japanese Oscar contender Drive My Car appears to be the audience favorite for winning the Oscars. What’s the fuss about? We also look at Bhutan’s first Oscar nominee ever – Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, the heart-warming story of a remote community and its school.
    Films covered in this episode:
    Drive My Car (2021)
    Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (2019)
    Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Pictures from impradip. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

yossarian12345 ,

Unique

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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