Esoterica CinemaExplicit

by Jason Peters & Ryan Seybold

The podcast where hosts Jason Peters and Ryan Seybold take films from the cinematic multiverse and discuss the hell out of 'em. Fun, thoughtful, whip-smart analysis with none of the usual pretense.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 4

  • Society - Deep Dive Review


    Society - Deep Dive Review


    Brian Yuzna's film Society took a long time to find distribution in the US, and disappeared from theaters just as quickly as it arrived. Thankfully, with the advent of VHS, the film was able to find its eventual audience in the 90's and 00's. Featuring solid direction from Brain Yuzna, solid 80's acting from Billy Warlock, and some of the best practical effects ever committed to celluloid thanks to fx maestro Screaming Mad George and his talented team, Society may not be a film for everyone, but it's one you won't soon forget. #cultmovies #cultclassic #moviereview #society #brianyuzna #screamingmadgeorge

  • Poor Things - Deep Dive Review

    Poor Things - Deep Dive Review

    #poorthings #emmastone #filmcritic #yorgoslanthimos Yorgos Lanthimos has been making films for 15 years, now. And just when you think you've got him figured out, he finds new and creative ways to surprise you. Poor Things is easily his most successful film of all time - certainly financially and arguably creatively - and Emma Stone delivers an incredible, physical performance every bit worthy of her Oscar win. Where do you fall on this admittedly bizarre film? Feel free to reach out to and let us know what you think, and enjoy this episode of Esoterica Cinema!

  • Atomic Blonde (5 Minute Review)

    Atomic Blonde (5 Minute Review)

    Join Ryan as he reviews Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron

  • Speed Racer (2008) Deep-Dive Review

    Speed Racer (2008) Deep-Dive Review

    The Wachowski's Speed Racer was released in 2008 to horrible reviews and an even worse box office performance. But as time has progressed, a small but vocal contingent has gone on to reappraise the film, claiming that it was misunderstood at the time of its release. On this episode "Speed Racer (2008)", you get both sides of the argument as Jason found it a groan-inducing, cheesy bore while Ryan could get enough of the flashy visuals and eye candy. Where do you fall on this debate? Feel free to send in a comment and let us know what you think, and enjoy this feisty episode of Esoterica Cinema!

  • Hundreds of Beavers | Podcast Review-in-Brief

    Hundreds of Beavers | Podcast Review-in-Brief

    Join Ryan Seybold as he quickly breaks down why you need to see the hilarious new film Hundreds of Beavers from writer/director Mike Cheslik. Made for a modest budget of $150,000, Hundreds of Beavers features mad-dash capers and non-stop sight gags. Google describes Hundreds of Beavers as: A drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers. Enjoy Ryan's review-in-brief and then go see this howlingly funny movie! #hundredsofbeavers #comedymovies #comedyfilms