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Can We Still Be Friends?

Author: Ryan Ebling and Nate Gass

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A podcast that tests the limits of the friendship between two people who mistake movie taste for personal morality.



Whether you’re a film buff or a casual viewer, Can We Still Be Friends? is a great place to hear impassioned and entertaining discussion between Ryan and Nate, guys who know each other too well and hold their opinions too dear.
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Ep 80: American Psycho

Ep 80: American Psycho

2020-01-2701:04:04

Nate and Ryan rewatch Mary Harron’s 2000 horror satire American Psycho and discuss how frighteningly timeless her vision of greedy late ’80s masculinity is. Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman has become iconic, but is he iconic for the right reasons? Listen in as Nate and Ryan talk about the humor and the… Continue reading The post Ep 80: American Psycho appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 79: Decade in Review

Ep 79: Decade in Review

2019-12-2601:40:44

In a CWSBF first, Nate and Ryan talk about their favorite ten movies of the last decade. On top of the list of movies, listen in as Nate and Ryan reflect on the last ten years in movies and make new-decade resolutions for the next ten years of movie watching.… Continue reading The post Ep 79: Decade in Review appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 78: Cast Away

Ep 78: Cast Away

2019-11-2600:56:39

This month, Nate and Ryan celebrate T. Hanksgiving by re-watching Cast Away. In what may be a new tradition, this November Nate and Ryan give thanks for Tom Hanks by discussing his performance as Chuck Noland in Robert Zemeckis’ 2000 film about a man lost on a deserted island with… Continue reading The post Ep 78: Cast Away appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 77: Ed Wood

Ep 77: Ed Wood

2019-10-2101:01:50

Nate and Ryan re-watch Tim Burton’s 1994 homage to the world’s worst director, Ed Wood, to celebrate the 6th annual Holiday Spooktacular! Tim Burton and Johnny Depp teamed up to bring the life and work of Ed Wood to new audiences, and in the process, offered a celebration of underdogs and outsiders… Continue reading The post Ep 77: Ed Wood appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 76: Roger & Me

Ep 76: Roger & Me

2019-09-2600:58:52

Nate and Ryan watch Roger & Me (1989), Michael Moore’s groundbreaking documentary about the rapid decline of Flint, MI after the shuttering of several GM plants. 30 years later, the plight of Flint and the struggles of the United Auto Workers continue to be in the news. Listen in as… Continue reading The post Ep 76: Roger & Me appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 75: Do The Right Thing

Ep. 75: Do The Right Thing

2019-08-2501:18:41

Nate and Ryan are back from a brief break to discuss Spike Lee’s masterpiece Do the Right Thing. In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, Nate and Ryan are doing an appreciation episode to give a much deserved re-watch to a movie that has proven to be more timely and prescient… Continue reading The post Ep. 75: Do The Right Thing appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 74: All That Jazz

Ep. 74: All That Jazz

2019-06-2801:14:31

Nate and Ryan discuss Bob Fosse’s 1979 semi-autobiographical fever dream, All That Jazz. Listen in as they plumb the depths of their knowledge of dance, compare Bob Fosse with Kanye West, and try to figure out what’s going on in those damn hospital scenes. What are your thoughts on All That Jazz?… Continue reading The post Ep. 74: All That Jazz appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Nate and Ryan put on their Sketchers and Prada backpacks and roam the halls of Padua High School as they rewatch 10 Things I Hate About You, the ’90s teen rom-com to end all ’90s teen rom-coms.  Join in as they reminisce on nights at Blockbuster video, gush over the eternally… Continue reading The post Ep. 73: 10 Things I Hate About You appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 72: Hellboy (2004)

Ep. 72: Hellboy (2004)

2019-04-2701:04:12

Nate and Ryan kick-off the summer blockbuster season with Guillermo Del Toro’s 2004 adaptation of Hellboy. While the moody, lovelorn Hellboy might not exactly fit into today’s world of gigantic comics cinematic universes, Nate and Ryan talk about where Hellboy fits in the landscape of Del Toro’s monstrous heroes and how… Continue reading The post Ep. 72: Hellboy (2004) appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 71: Good Will Hunting

Ep. 71: Good Will Hunting

2019-03-2601:07:24

Nate and Ryan return to the ’90s to re-watch Good Will Hunting, the movie that made Matt and Ben household names. The charm of director Gus Van Sant’s biggest commercial hit never really stuck with Nate and Ryan, so they’re giving it another go. Listen in as they find out… Continue reading The post Ep. 71: Good Will Hunting appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 70: Children of Men

Ep 70: Children of Men

2019-02-2101:10:10

Nate and Ryan invite back special guest Evan Mather to talk about Alfonso Cuaron’s 2006 Children of Men.  Though not especially successful on its release, Children of Men has received new attention as critics and fans can’t help but notice that Cuaron seemed to know exactly what issues the world would be… Continue reading The post Ep 70: Children of Men appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 69: Step Brothers

Ep 69: Step Brothers

2019-01-2601:02:11

Nate and Ryan revisit the widely loved comedy Step Brothers to talk about what is so appealing about the team of Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Adam McKay. With Ferrell and Reilly back in theaters to much uninterested shrugs, and Adam McKay nominated for his 5th Oscar after winning his… Continue reading The post Ep 69: Step Brothers appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 68: Love Actually

Ep 68: Love Actually

2018-12-1301:07:43

It’s a romantic Christmas for Nate and Ryan as they discuss Love Actually, the 2003 holiday rom-com starring Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, and most of the other British movie stars you can think of in the pre-Benedict-Cumberbatch era of British movie stars. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Love Actually has become an annual… Continue reading The post Ep 68: Love Actually appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 67: The Social Network

Ep 67: The Social Network

2018-11-2600:59:41

In 2010, the conversation around Facebook was mainly something like, “Holy crap, my parents are on Facebook. Should I delete my account?” Eight years later, the conversation is more like, “Holy crap, an enemy power hijacked our democracy and nationalism has a very visible platform and white supremacists have a… Continue reading The post Ep 67: The Social Network appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 66: Halloween (1978)

Ep 66: Halloween (1978)

2018-10-1901:03:24

For the 5th Annual Holiday Spooktacular, Nate and Ryan discuss another bona fide classic, John Carpenters’ Halloween.  John Carpenter’s cheap, fast horror flick defied the odds and set a new standard for the genre, and as it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary, it seemed like the perfect time to relive “the night HE… Continue reading The post Ep 66: Halloween (1978) appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep 65: Vertigo

Ep 65: Vertigo

2018-09-1301:02:29

Nate and Ryan discuss their first Alfred Hitchcock classic, 1958’s Vertigo.  As the film has gained more and more respect over the years, Nate and Ryan decided that it was time for them to really examine this beloved psychological mind-bender.  Like so many hallmarks of cinema before and since, Vertigo befuddled critics and… Continue reading The post Ep 65: Vertigo appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 64: Bull Durham

Ep. 64: Bull Durham

2018-06-3000:59:41

Nate and Ryan escape the summer heat by watching Bull Durham, a sports classic from 1988 that helped catapult Kevin Costner into Hollywood super-stardom.  Bull Durham is often hailed as the best sports movie of all time, so Nate and Ryan decided to weigh in for themselves.  After 30 years, how does this… Continue reading The post Ep. 64: Bull Durham appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 63: Can’t Hardly Wait

Ep. 63: Can’t Hardly Wait

2018-05-3101:09:19

As the school year winds down and summer brings life-long change (or so teen comedies would have us believe), Nate and Ryan discuss Can’t Hardly Wait.  Released 20 years ago, some of the hallmarks of late ’90s and early ’00s teen comedies can be traced back to Can’t Hardly Wait, yet it doesn’t quite… Continue reading The post Ep. 63: Can’t Hardly Wait appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 62: The Big Lebowski

Ep. 62: The Big Lebowski

2018-04-3001:09:57

Nate and Ryan talk about The Big Lebowski (one of their favorites), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  They welcome back their good friend Tim Yoder to discuss what is so special about this movie and what the expansive cult fan base indicates about its appeal.  Grab a white… Continue reading The post Ep. 62: The Big Lebowski appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
Ep. 61: The Departed

Ep. 61: The Departed

2018-03-2601:00:23

Nate and Ryan invite special guest Anne Singleton back to talk about The Departed, Martin Scorsese’s violent, vulgar crime thriller.  Like most film fans, Nate and Ryan are big fans of Scorsese, but The Departed is the first of his films on this podcast.  Although many of Scorsese’s films have been important… Continue reading The post Ep. 61: The Departed appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends?.
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