The world cinema podcast from two Finnish audiovisual arts graduates/students. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays. On holidays until February 4th, 2021.
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
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
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.
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.
Outer Space (1999)
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.
Outer Space (1999). Directed by Peter Tscherkassky. Starring Barbara Hershey.
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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