Out Of Obscurity



A podcast hosted by Jennifer Verzuh that reviews hidden gem (or just hidden) films on streaming services.


  • Episode 4: "Driftwood" with Luke Maldarella

    09/04/2018 Duration: 50min

    Jennifer and this week's guest Luke Maldarella talk about the insanity of the new film "Unsane," debate Amy Adams' best performances, and pitch reboots for "Back to the Future" and "Chronicles of Narnia." They also review the Slamdance Film Festival award winner (and dialogue-free film) "Driftwood," now on Hulu. Will this be the first film Jennifer decides is actually worth plunging out of obscurity? Listen to find out(hint: yes)!

  • Episode 3: "Inconceivable" with Ben Estabrook

    27/03/2018 Duration: 53min

    Episode 3 finds Jennifer and her good friend Ben Estabrook talking about Charlize Theron's many great performances and her willingness to be unlikable on screen, Laura Dern in Star Wars, and, in honor of Love, Simon, sharing the LGBT cinema that made an impact on them The two then review (and attempt to find deeper themes in) the Netflix thriller "Inconceivable" starring Nicholas Cage, Gina Gershon, and Nicky Whelan. It's a film Ben had to "do some research [on] to make sure it didn't air on Lifetime."

  • Episode 2: "The Stepmother" with Jacob Kelly

    19/03/2018 Duration: 50min

    Filmmaker Jacob Kelly is our guest this week to discuss 1972's "The Stepmother" on Amazon Prime, a film that features an assault, murder, disposal of a body, and second, unrelated killing in just the first 10 minutes. We also chatted about Elle Fanning performances, favorites from this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Annihilation," Jacob's new short film (https://vimeo.com/258530413), and more.