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Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast

Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast

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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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.
Ep. 88: The Holiday (2006)

Ep. 88: The Holiday (2006)

2020-12-1801:09:21

The holiday season winds down as Nate and Ryan discuss The Holiday, the 2006 romantic-comedy from writer/director Nancy Meyers. Listen in as we discuss the highs and lows of all that star power, what this movie gets right, and how much we’ve missed Jude Law. Is The Holiday in your holiday… Continue reading The post Ep. 88: The Holiday (2006) appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
For the second annual T. Hanksgiving, a celebration of all things Tom Hanks, Nate and Ryan are watching A League of Their Own, the 1992 hit directed by the late, great Penny Marshall. Listen in as we discuss Hanks as not quite leading man, praise the strength and brilliance of Geena… Continue reading The post Ep 87: A League of Their Own appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep 86: The Babadook

Ep 86: The Babadook

2020-10-2501:05:03

Nate and Ryan celebrate the most wonderful fright of the year by re-watching The Babadook, written and directed by Jennifer Kent. We wish you and yours a very merry (and scary) 7th annual Holiday Spooktacular! As usual, we’re celebrating by watching a horror movie, and this year’s choice might be a… Continue reading The post Ep 86: The Babadook appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep 85: Da 5 Bloods

Ep 85: Da 5 Bloods

2020-09-2801:08:56

For the first time, Nate and Ryan review a movie from this year, breaking our routine for the one and only Spike Lee and his 2020 film Da 5 Bloods streaming on Netflix. Nate and Ryan chose this movie before the heartbreaking news of Chadwick Boseman’s death, but as anyone who… Continue reading The post Ep 85: Da 5 Bloods appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep 84: American History X

Ep 84: American History X

2020-08-2401:17:19

Reflecting on their own history with learning about racism, Nate and Ryan re-watch American History X. As it was for so many people (especially white men) their age, American History X served as one of the first visceral looks at racism in modern America. However, the rhetoric of Edward Norton’s Derek Vineyard… Continue reading The post Ep 84: American History X appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep 83: Quarantine Check-In

Ep 83: Quarantine Check-In

2020-05-2501:01:55

Nate and Ryan talk about what they’ve been watching with all this time on their hands. Listen in as they share recommendations and explore what makes them gravitate to a certain sort of movie during these uncertain times. We apologize for the change in our plans to watch Bend it Like… Continue reading The post Ep 83: Quarantine Check-In appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Ep 82: Mikey and Nicky

Ep 82: Mikey and Nicky

2020-03-3001:01:24

Nate and Ryan watch an under-seen gem in Elaine May’s curve ball of a gangster movie, Mikey and Nicky. The story of the making of the movie is almost as quietly legendary as the film itself, as May shot an unbelievable 1 million feet of film and took 3 years… Continue reading The post Ep 82: Mikey and Nicky appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
Nate and Ryan watch Bridget Jones’s Diary and discuss their feelings about it, until they turn their critical eyes on themselves. The episode ends up being quite a departure for CWSBF as we realize just how problematic it is that we feel the need to weigh in on movies that aren’t… Continue reading The post Ep 81: Bridget Jones’s Diary appeared first on Can We Still Be Friends? Podcast.
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? Podcast.
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? Podcast.
Ep 78: Cast Away

Ep 78: Cast Away

2019-11-2656:39

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? Podcast.
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? Podcast.
Ep 76: Roger & Me

Ep 76: Roger & Me

2019-09-2658:52

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? Podcast.
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? Podcast.
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? Podcast.
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