86 episodes

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.

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

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

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.

    Ep 85: Da 5 Bloods

    Ep 85: Da 5 Bloods

    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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 84: American History X

    Ep 84: American History X

    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 83: Quarantine Check-In

    Ep 83: Quarantine Check-In

    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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 82: Mikey and Nicky

    Ep 82: Mikey and Nicky

    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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 81: Bridget Jones’s Diary

    Ep 81: Bridget Jones’s Diary

    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

    • 55 min
    Ep 80: American Psycho

    Ep 80: American Psycho

    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

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

manbrarian ,

Good stuff

My favorite movie podcast! The Stand By Me, Can’t Hardly Wait, and 10 Things I hate about you episodes are fantastic. Great podcast! I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to.

DarkCrystal34 ,

Wow...this podcast was a real find!!!

This is some of the most intelligent, well-informed, interesting and fun conversations about film on a podcast I have heard. Love these guys, is now in my regular rotation. Am an avid Filmspotting listener and listen to a number of other major films ones (/Film, FIlm Sack, Projection Boothe, Film Junk, Battleship Pretension)...I'd put Can We Still Be Friends? in my top 3 film podcasts. Kudos guys keep up the great work!

henderhouse ,

Funny and insightful

The right mix of serious, sarcastic, and self-deprecating. Listening to this podcast is like hanging out with smart friends who are also pretty die-hard film nerds. The interesting angle to this podcast is that they back at older films they disagreed about in the past
and how they respond now. Very insightful.

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