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Nate and Ryan invite Kris Hiew in to talk about Top Gun, the 1986 hit whose recent hit sequel has Tom Cruise wowing audiences again. Kris and Nate have a long history with Top Gun and bring all that childlike wonder into the conversation. With the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick proving to be… Continue reading The post Ep. 104: Top Gun (feat. Kris Hiew) appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
For their first volume of underappreciated movies, Ryan and Nate discuss Spencer and Happy Go-Lucky. Listen in as they discuss two powerhouse performances that are criminally underrated. While quite different in tone, both movies feature women who are trying to navigate worlds that don’t know what to do with their unique… Continue reading The post Ep. 103: Underappreciated Movies Vol. 1 appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep. 102: CODA

Ep. 102: CODA

2022-04-2556:41

For this episode, Nate and Ryan watch the most recent Best Picture winner, CODA. Its story of a deaf family portrayed by deaf actors is an important step in diverse representation and storytelling. Even before its historic Oscar win for Troy Kotsur – the first deaf man to win an… Continue reading The post Ep. 102: CODA appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep. 101: Spirited Away

Ep. 101: Spirited Away

2022-03-2851:17

Nate and Ryan talk about Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning masterpiece, Spirited Away. Miyazaki is undoubtedly a legend of cinema, and with Spirited Away celebrating the 20th anniversary of its US release, the time is perfect to revisit one of the most iconic animated films of all time. Whether it’s the first time or… Continue reading The post Ep. 101: Spirited Away appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep. 100: Definitive Movies

Ep. 100: Definitive Movies

2022-02-2201:49:23

For their 100th episode, Nate and Ryan name the movies that have defined them as people and as movie-watchers. After a century of episodes over 8 years, Nate and Ryan haven’t really talked about how certain movies have shaped them over the course of their lives. With the help from… Continue reading The post Ep. 100: Definitive Movies appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
As Nate and Ryan prepare to share the five movies that define them in their 100th episode, they check in to share a few of their favorites from 2021. We also invite you to share the movies that define you (however you define that). Give us all 5 or just… Continue reading The post Mini Episode: 2021 Favorites and 100th Episode Invitation appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep. 99: Home Alone

Ep. 99: Home Alone

2021-12-1701:09:34

For this year’s holiday celebration, Nate and Ryan watch a staple from their childhood, Home Alone, the 1990 smash hit directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes. An annual tradition for many people, is Home Alone a movie people can even talk about objectively? Listen in as they discuss what … Continue reading The post Ep. 99: Home Alone appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep. 98: That Thing You Do!

Ep. 98: That Thing You Do!

2021-11-2401:19:50

For this year’s T. Hanksgiving, Nate and Ryan watch Tom Hanks’ writing and directing debut That Thing You Do! Dripping in ’60s nostalgia, That Thing You Do! tells the story of The Wonders a fictional rock band who rise to the top of the charts with the titular song. Even though That… Continue reading The post Ep. 98: That Thing You Do! appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
It’s our 8th annual Holiday Spooktacular and this year, Nate and Ryan are talking about a true horror classic: The Silence of the Lambs, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. One of the rare horror movies to be nominated for Best Picture, The Silence of the Lambs is in even rarer company… Continue reading The post Ep. 97: The Silence of the Lambs appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan welcome Watson Jones III to discuss The King’s Speech, 2010 winner of the Best Picture Oscar directed by Tom Hooper. The King’s Speech was a somewhat improbable winner in an especially strong movie year. It was in that backlash-filled atmosphere that many people watched Colin Firth act his way… Continue reading The post Ep. 96: The King’s Speech feat. Watson Jones III appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan are back with a brief update for the next episode and a response to a listener question about our 2014 episode about The Avengers. Listen in as they revisit their predictions and reactions from 7 years ago and reflect on how their ideas hold up now that the… Continue reading The post Mini Episode: Listener Questions and September Movie Announcement appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan welcome Ryan’s long-time friend Dr. Bradley Rettler to discuss Hamilton, the 2015 Broadway hit that made its film debut on Disney+ in 2020. Listen in as they discuss what there is to love about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s complex musical, what is different about watching the show 6 years later,… Continue reading The post Ep. 95: Hamilton feat. Bradley Rettler appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan welcome Phil Vickers back to talk about Labyrinth, one of Phil’s favorite childhood movies, that also happens to be a Jim Henson classic that is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.  Nate and Ryan don’t have the long history with the movie that Phil does, so they discuss… Continue reading The post Ep. 94: Labyrinth feat. Phil Vickers appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Summer Break Check-In

Summer Break Check-In

2021-06-2308:05

Nate and Ryan share that they took a small break and discuss what they’ve been watching so far this summer. Don’t forget to watch Labyrinth with us as we prepare for our next episode with special guest Phil Vickers! Labyrinth is available to stream on HBOMax or check your local library. Continue reading The post Summer Break Check-In appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan welcome very special guest Kelsey Ebling (Ryan’s wife) to discuss The Tree of Life, Kelsey’s most recent favorite movie. In 2011, The Tree of Life was Terrence Malick’s long-awaited return after more than a decade, and his semi-autobiographical mediation on grief, God, and grace was highly praised by… Continue reading The post Ep 93: The Tree of Life feat. Kelsey Ebling appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan welcome Andrew Milam and Nate Cox from the Two Beards Please podcast to discuss MASH and Pollock. Andrew and Nate each picked a movie that has been influential on their lives, and we give them the Can We Still Be Friends treatment. We help the Beards dig… Continue reading The post Ep. 92: MASH / Pollock feat. Two Beards Please appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan discuss the 1988 Eddie Murphy classic Coming to America and its 2021 sequel, Coming 2 America. The original is held in high regard, but the sequel has received mixed reviews, even by ardent fans of the 1988 smash hit that cemented Eddie Murphy’s place as a comedy… Continue reading The post Ep. 91: Coming to America/Coming 2 America appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan presented an hour-long talk on the best movies available on the free streaming services Kanopy and Hoopla, which many people can access through their public libraries. The presentation was hosted virtually by Wauconda Area Library in Wauconda, IL. It was an honor to be asked to present… Continue reading The post Bonus Episode: Hidden Gems on Kanopy and Hoopla appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep. 90: Small Axe

Ep. 90: Small Axe

2021-02-2401:22:15

Nate and Ryan discuss Steve McQueen’s ground-breaking anthology series Small Axe. In a Can We Still Be Friends first, we watch and discuss 5 movies as one, and only a masterpiece like Steve McQueen’s Golden Globe nominated series could compel us to attempt something so monumental. Listen in as we break down… Continue reading The post Ep. 90: Small Axe appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan pick out their 5 favorite movies of 2020 and take time to dig deeper into I’m Thinking of Ending Things written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and Time, a moving documentary directed by Garrett Bradley. For this episode, Nate and Ryan each picked a movie from 2020 that they… Continue reading The post Ep. 89: Favorites of 2020 / I’m Thinking of Ending Things / Time appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
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