The world cinema podcast from two Finnish audiovisual arts graduates/students, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.
The Hellraiser Franchise - What Went Wrong?
Are the Hellraiser sequels worth your time? What worked, what went awry and why? Karri and Henrik discuss all the sequels of Hellraiser. Previously parts 1, 2 and 3 were analysed in detail in individual episodes 32, 71 and 76, respectively. This episode here concentrates on the theme of 'What went wrong with Hellraiser', hence the focus is on the later, remaining sequels - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 9 and 10.
A Cascade of Suffering: The Cinema of Hu Bo
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.
The Jurassic Park Sequels (1997-2019)
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?
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.
Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964) (Добро пожаловать, или Посторонним вход воспрещён)
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.
The Unknown Soldier (1985) (Tuntematon sotilas)
Did Finland win or lose the Continuation War, and what constitutes as winning here? This week, a quick lesson on the less known part 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. Which one fares better under the Lab's scrutiny?
Jääkärimarssi (The Jäger March) - Acoustic guitar version by Kyösti Rautio (www.youtube.com/krautio) used under the kind permission of Mr. Raut
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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