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.
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
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
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
Mini Episode: 2021 Favorites and 100th Episode Invitation
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
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
That Thing You Do!
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
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
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!
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!