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A podcast analyzing world/international cinema by audiovisual arts graduates/students from Finland and the US;
Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki and Zachary Pen.
New episodes bi-weekly on Thursdays.

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

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Aug 28, 2019

Karri and Henrik are joined yet again by the Bond expert Mr. Tom Frankland, in a very thorough autopsy on Moonraker.

Where does the line go before larger-than-life becomes too comical for its own good? Or is Moonraker simply sometimes misunderstood, top-notch entertainment?

/ Moonraker (1979). Directed by Lewis Gilbert....


Aug 21, 2019

A movie out of an actual video game? That's what Shenmue: The Movie is, and a film made out of the most expensive video game ever made. Can it work?

Shenmue the game was one of its kind in simulating real life with such attention to detail at its time and set some new industry standards. The game that was so expensive...


Aug 15, 2019

Kyrgyz film episode. The Adopted Son (Beshkempir) is a Kyrgyz coming-of-age story centered around the boy Beshkempir in a remote village. The film was selected as the Kyrgyz entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards.

We are joined in this episode by Baiaman and Kenny from Kyrgyzstan to explain...


Aug 8, 2019

Swedish film episode. Pippi Longstocking is perhaps the most beloved children's story from Sweden. But is Pippi racist? Does the film hold up today? What contributes to the enduring success of Pippi? What is the general rivalry between Sweden and Finland all about? / Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven (1970). Directed...


Aug 1, 2019

Even North Korea does cinema - and once it did so by kidnapping a director from South to North for the purpose of making movies for the "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong-il. One of the films the South Korean Shin Sang-ok directed for him was Hong Kil-dong. / Directed by Kil-in Kim, Sang-ok Shin. Starring Kye-Sung Chan, Kye-Sung...