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

New episodes biweekly on Fridays.

You can find the show on most podcast players or in the episode feed below.

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Jun 21, 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...

Jun 4, 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...

May 14, 2022

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...

Apr 1, 2022

[!! 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...

Mar 26, 2022

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...