In this episode of the podcast, prepare for war as Karri, Henrik, and Zach examine a battle royale of the original Japanese film Ringu, the American remake The Ring, and the Korean remake The Ring Virus. Three will enter, but only one win. One Ring Film To Rule Them All.

Films covered in this episode:

  • Ringu (Japan, 1998)
  • The Ring Virus (South Korea, 1999)
  • The Ring (USA, 2002)

Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki, and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. 

The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

In this episode of the podcast, a new voice joins the dynamic duo. Joining Karri and Henrik is Zach, who together take a look at the five films of the American series starring Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry. Dirty Harry is a San Francisco cop who doesn’t like to follow the rules when they get in the way of him catching his man. The big question here: Is Dirty Harry a Fascist? 

Films covered in this episode:

  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • Magnum Force (1973)
  • The Enforcer (1976)
  • Sudden Impact (1983)
  • The Dead Pool (1988)

Hosted by Karri Ojala, Henrik Telkki, and Zachary Pen. Edited by Karri Ojala. 

The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

It’s been exactly 3 years since the journey of The Flick Lab began. Hosts Karri and Henrik take this this celebratory episode as an opportunity to discuss mostly other topics than the Lab.

How was Henrik’s hiking trip and should Karri be anywhere near him while camping? And have you tried the Finnish Karelian Pie with Fazer’s green balls? Naturally, we address our fans (well, the ones used for ventilation) and read some heart-warming feedback from the last year. Finally, we finish off with memorable moments / gag reel tape.

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

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 exploring a myriad of societal taboos – not only vis-a-vis the rainbow community. Amongst his more recent highlights are the melodrama film trilogy “One Night and Two Days” from 2012.

Miroirs, 3. Une barque sur l’Océan by Maurice Ravel performed by Luis Sarro, released under Creative Commons Public Domain license at musopen.org.

Films covered in this episode:

Camellia Project (2005) (동백꽃) – Segment: La Traviata
No Regret (2006) (후회하지 않아)
Going South (2012) (남쪽으로 간다)
Suddenly, Last Summer (2012) (지난 여름, 갑자기)
White Night (2012) (백야)
Night Flight (2014) (야간비행) Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

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 literature, he is a filmmaker and a scholar who has studied a plethora of cultures, art, the cinema of the Arab world and Mohammad Malas. He is the co-author of The Cinema of Muhammad Malas: Visions of a Syrian Auteur, and is the director of the feature documentary Unlocking Doors of Cinema.

Films covered in this episode:

Quinetra 74 (1974)
Dreams of the City (1984)
The Night (1992)
Passion (2006)
…and more

Special thanks to Irit Neidhardt from mec film

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. Guest Nezar Andary. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

Original picture of Mohammad Malas by Habib M’henni, released under CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Changes were made to the original work.

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 covered in this episode:

Above the Law (1988)
Under Siege (1992)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Fire Down Below (1997)
Attack Force (2006)
Beyond the Law (2019)

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

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 the sequel? What do we know about the 3rd film that never happened?

Films covered in this episode:

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

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 gossip around the couple. Is there any? Are the movies worth the noise? What is behind their successful, decade-long cinema love story?

Karri and Henrik take their first steps towards romantic comedies in the podcast.

All the films tackled in this episode are available on Netflix (regional restrictions may apply).

Films covered in this episode:

Must Be… Love (2013)
She’s Dating the Gangster (2014)
Crazy Beautiful You (2015)
Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016)
The Hows of Us (2018)

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

Original picture of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo by Faty Bhojara, released under CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Changes were made to the original work.

Suicide, politics, religion. The Oscar-nominated Polish director Jan Komasa doesn’t shy away from dangerous topics. Internationally, he’s known for ‘Corpus Christi’, but lately also for ‘The Hater’ due to its availability on Netflix. In Poland, ‘Suicide Room’ was a cult hit amongst the youth, whereas ‘Warsaw ’44’ was an artistically peculiar war film. The Flick Lab decided to watch all of his feature films, discuss the flicks in detail and look for commonalities across them. We do not touch much on Corpus Christi, because this was already covered in-depth in Episode #94.

Films covered in this episode:

Suicide Room (2011) (Sala samobójców)
Warsaw ’44 (2014) (Miasto 44)
Corpus Christi (2019) (Boże Ciało)
The Hater (2020) (Sala samobójców. Hejter)

And shorts:

Nice to See You (2003) (Fajnie, że jesteś)

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

Picture “Rezyser Jan Komasa” released by Franciszek Vetulani under the license CC BY-SA 4.0. Changes were made to the original.

He pulls the rug from under your feet. He will torture you emotionally. He will demonstrate how societal stereotypes become lethal when combined with an ineffective police force. Dive with us into the unforgiving and emotional roller coaster of the South Korean director Na Hong-jin.

Films covered in this episode:

The Chaser (2008) (Chugyeokja / 추격자)
The Yellow Sea (2010) (Hwanghae / 황해)
The Wailing (2016) (Gokseong / 곡성)

And shorts:

A Perfect Red Snapper Dish (2005) (완벽한 도미요리)
Sweat (2007)

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

This show can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can find us also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and www.theflicklab.com.

Picture “Na Hong-jin in Deauville Asian film festival” released by ENoz under the license CC BY-SA 3.0 . Changes were made to the original.