125 episodes

Two longtime friends, a librarian and teacher, talk about movies. New episodes every month.

Can We Still Be Friends? – A Movie Podcast Ryan Ebling and Nate Gass

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Two longtime friends, a librarian and teacher, talk about movies. New episodes every month.

    Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    Once again, the Academy picked our movie for this month, so Ryan and Nate are re-watching Oppenheimer, 2024’s Best Picture Oscar winner, written and directed by Christopher Nolan. On top of continuing this year’s theme of revisiting 2023, Ryan and Nate realized they’ve never talked about a Christopher Nolan movie on… Continue reading

    • 50 min
    Past Lives

    Past Lives

    For this episode, Nate and Ryan picked from the slate of Best Picture nominees and decided to re-watch Past Lives, their favorite movie from 2023, and a stunning directorial debut from playwright Celine Song. While it’s not a front-runner for any Oscars, Past Lives has been widely recognized as something special, which… Continue reading

    • 56 min
    The Holdovers and Our Plans for 2024

    The Holdovers and Our Plans for 2024

    Nate and Ryan discuss the Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated Alexander Payne comedic drama The Holdovers. Much has been made of the reunion of Paul Giamatti and Alexander Payne after 20 years. Added to their alchemy are Da’Vine Joy Randolph (in yet another standout performance) and newcomer Dominic Sessa. What… Continue reading

    • 51 min
    The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs

    For our Gap Year T. Hanksgiving, Nate and Ryan watch The ‘Burbs, the 1989 Tom Hanks cult classic directed by Joe Dante. Featuring a stacked cast, including Carrie Fisher, Bruce Dern, and Corey Feldman, in addition to the man himself, The ‘Burbs is a horror/comedy that kind of befuddled audiences and critics… Continue reading

    • 51 min
    Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ‘Tis the season for our 10th annual Holiday Spooktacular, and as part of our Gap Year, we’re watching Hereditary, Ari Aster’s 2018 hit horror film starring Toni Collette. Hereditary took audiences by storm and continued studio A24’s rise to prominence in the current film conversation. It’s a career-making first feature for… Continue reading

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bringing Out The Dead

    Bringing Out The Dead

    Nate and Ryan watch Bringing out the Dead, a Gap Year movie by one of their favorite directors, Martin Scorsese. Released in 1999, Bringing out the Dead was largely ignored by audiences and remains one of Scorsese’s forgotten works. Listen in as Nate and Ryan dig into the merits of this underappreciated… Continue reading

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

TStadelmann ,

New film lenses

Nate & Ryan have been deftly blowing minds for 100 episodes already & over time have helped me see many many movies through a different lens

If you haven’t tuned in yet you won’t regret it. They’ve changed my mind on a number of movies and even broader topics

Buckle up & give it time. These two will help you see differently

Pippin150 ,

One of my favorite podcasts ever

Lucid, intelligent conversations about film. Both hosts are smart and knowledgeable and really dig into what makes movies work emotionally. The opinions feel honest and informed and they delve into the political aspects of movies as well. If I have a criticism, it’s that I wish Ryan and Nate covered more arthouse cinema. I’d love to hear them talk about Blue Velvet or Tokyo Story or Persona, but I recognize that I am not the sole audience for this podcast and they probably attract more listeners by watching more mainstream features which is totally understandable. 5 stars!

paulaferg ,

Like Hanging with Friends

I randomly happened upon this podcast, and am so glad I did! I really appreciate how this feels like you are just hanging out with two of your own friends discussing movies. I end each episode with a deeper appreciation or a newfound perspective of the movie being debated. Really enjoy this podcast!

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