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The world cinema podcast from two Finnish audiovisual arts graduates/students, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

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Jul 8, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, Karri and Henrik take a close look at the openly gay South Korean director Lee-song Hee-il's 'gay cinema'. He directed the de-facto first Korean gay feature "No Regret", which became a relative hit in 2006. Lee-song has continued with the genre, while occasionally in conjunction exploring...


Jun 25, 2021

Mohammad Malas is one the most recognized, pioneer Syrian auteur directors and a public intellectual. His films are embedded in the contemporary history of Syria and his themes do not shy away from addressing sensitive societal topics.
Our guest in this episode is professor Nezar Andary. He has a PhD in comparative...


Jun 11, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, Aikido gone wrong with Steven Seagal. Karri and Henrik look at Seagal's roots, his successes, some of his personal life involving mafia, Putin, sexual misconduct allegations, onset antics and dead puppies. Finally we dive into his direct-to-video failures and recent ventures.

Films...


May 27, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, The Flick Lab visits the cult classic horror comedy character Dr. Phibes, played by the iconic Vincent Price in both 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes' and the sequel 'Dr. Phibes Rises Again'. What is behind the appeal of Dr. Phibes? Do the films hold up today? What were the shortcomings of...


May 15, 2021

The Filipino box office queen and king Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, dubbed “Kathniel” by fans, are a real-life couple who play on-screen leading roles together in romantic comedies. They’re a force to be reckoned with in the Pinoy movie theaters.

The Flick Lab couldn’t resist to look for some juicy...