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The 250

Summary: A weekly podcast looking at the best and worst films of all-time, as voted for by IMDB users. New episodes typically on a Saturday, 6pm GMT.

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 189. White Heat - w/ The Movie Palace - Independence Day 2020 (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:53

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released Saturdays at 6pm GMT. This week, a special crossover episode with The Movie Palace Podcast, a film podcast hosted by Carl Sweeney taking a look at the classics of Hollywood's golden age. Carl suggested a crossover episode taking a look at the list, and particularly some of the classic movies listed on it. So this week, Raoul Walsh's White Heat. Fleeing the authorities after a train robbery that resulted in two murders, Cody Jarrett latches on to an unconventional scheme to evade detection. Jarrett turns himself into the authorities for a crime he didn't commit, earning a lesser sentence and putting him in the clear. However, things are changing rapidly for Cody, and the ground is very quickly shrinking out from under him. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 188. The Truman Show (#177) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:50:34

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Kurt North, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Peter Weir's The Truman Show. Truman Burbank has the perfect life. He has a good job, a loving wife, a charming best friend. He lives an idylised existence, one where he wants for nothing. However, a series of freak occurences jolt Truman out of his blissful world and force him to confront a potentially horrifying reality: what if everything that he knows is just an elaborate lie? At time of recording, it was ranked 177th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 187. Catch Me If You Can (#194) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:30:25

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Luke Dunne and Jess Dunne from The Breakout Role Podcast, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can. When his parents announce their divorce, high school student Frank Abagnale runs away home. He never stops running. The enterprising young man reinvents himself as a dashing airline pilot, a debonair doctor and a diligent lawyer. However, Frank can only stay ahead of the long arm of the law for so long. As the ground starts shrinking out from him, as FBI Agent Carl Hanratty closes in, Frank wonders if he'll ever be able to stop running. At time of recording, it was ranked 194th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 186. Det Sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) - World Tour 2020 (#155) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:49:25

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Phil Bagnall, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Ingmar Bergman's Det Sjunde inseglet. Death stalks the countryside of medieval Sweden. Antonius Block is a knight returning home after a long crusade to the Middle East, and horrified to find that the black death is ravaging his homeland. On the beach, Block is confronted by the spectral figure of the Grim Reaper himself. Block challenges Death to a game of chess, hoping that he might escape his opponents glare. As Block continues his journey home, he tries to make sense the fleeting nature of human existence and seeks desperate reassurance that something - anything - lies waiting beyond. At time of recording, it was ranked 155th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 185. Kumonosu-jō (Throne of Blood) - This Just In/World Tour 2020 (#245) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:16

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Chris Lavery, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Akira Kurosawa's Kumonosu-jō. War rages across feudal Japan. Tsuzuki has finally managed to subdue the latest insurrection against his rule. Journeying through Cobweb Forest, victorious generals Washizu and Miki stumble across a strange woman, who offers a prophecy that augers great and terrible things for the two men. Promised the throne, can Washizu resist the lure and temptation of power? More to the point, what terrible things will he do to procure such power? At time of recording, it was ranked 245th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 184. Mommy - This Just In/World Tour 2020 (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:55:15

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Ronan Doyle and Phil Bagnall, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Xavier Dolan's Mommy. In a fictionalised 2015 Canada, widowed Diane "Die" Després finds herself forced to care for her young son Steve. Steve is a challenging child at the best of times, with his attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder leaving him prone to shocking mood swings. With the help of her neighbour Kyla, Die works desperately to strike a balance with Steve. However, whatever sense of equilibrium this dysfunctional family finds is destined to come crashing down around their ears. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 183. Koe no katachi (A Silent Voice) - This Just In/Ani-May 2020 (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:52:46

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and with special guest Graham Day, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT. This year, we are proud to continue the tradition of Anime May, a fortnight looking at two of the animated Japanese films on the list. This year, we watched a double feature of Hayao Miyazaki's Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta and Hauru no ugoku shiro. We'll also be covering a bonus on a recent entry on the list next week, Naoko Yamada's Koe no katachi. This week, the third and final installment of this year's Ani-May, Koe no katachi. Teenager Shoya Ishida finds himself haunted by guilt over his merciless bullying of his deaf classmate Shoko Nishimiya six years earlier. Coming back from a suicide attempt, Shoyo makes an awkward attempt to reconnect and reconcile with Shoko, but are either of them prepared for the strong emotions that this reunion will provoke and the consequences that it will have for their friends and their families? At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 182. Hauru no ugoku shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) - Ani-May 2020 (#134) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:21:37

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and with special guests Graham Day and Bríd Martin, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released most Saturdays at 6pm GMT. This year, we are proud to continue the tradition of Anime May, a fortnight looking at two of the animated Japanese films on the list. This year, we watched a double feature of Hayao Miyazaki's Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta and Hauru no ugoku shiro. We'll also be covering a bonus on a recent entry on the list next week, Naoko Yamada's Koe no katachi. This week, the second part of the double bill, Hauru no ugoku shiro, Miyazaki's first film after the breakout success of Spirited Away. Chance encounters with both a mysterious young wizard and spiteful old witch find Sophie Hatter cursed. The eighteen-year-old young woman finds herself trapped in the body of a ninety-year-old crone. Never one to be defeated or outwitted, Sophie embarks on an adventure to lift the curse that takes her into the wilderness and to the heart of a majestic ambulatory castle inhabited by a fascinating bunch of misfits. As war simmers on the horizon, Sophie finds herself drawn to the temperamental but sensitive young magician Howl, but can they ever find peace? At time of recording, it was ranked 134th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 181. Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the Sky) - Ani-May 2020 (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:03:33

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and with special guests Graham Day and Bríd Martin, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This year, we are proud to continue the tradition of Anime May, a fortnight looking at two of the animated Japanese films on the list. This year, we watched a double feature of Hayao Miyazaki's Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta and Hauru no ugoku shiro. We'll also be covering a bonus on a recent entry on the list, Naoko Yamada's Koe no katachi. This week, the first part of the double bill, Miyazaki's Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta, the first official Studio Ghibli film. Perhaps overshadowed by the movies either side of it - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind preceding it and My Neighbour Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies following it - Castle in the Sky is in some ways an archetypal Hayao Miyazaki film. What begins as a chance encounter between a lonely boy and a girl who falls to Earth evolves into a fable about the perils of militarism and the importance of environmentalism. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 180. Sorcerer - World Tour 2020, w/ The New Wave (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:08

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Tony Black, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, a special treat. William Friedkin's Sorcerer. And we're crossing over with The New Wave, as a bit of a teaser for their launch. Four men drift idly around a deadend town in the heart of South America, when an unlikely opportunity strikes. A terrorist has caused a fire at an American oil well, and the company is offering a lavish payday to anybody who can help. The only catch is that to earn that money, these four men will have to drive extremely volatile nitroglycerine across some of the most treacherous terrain imaginable. Those who survive will have enough to escape the hell in which they've found themselves, and those who don't won't care. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 179. Le salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) - World Tour 2020 (#202) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:00

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Tony Black, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le salaire de la peur. Four men drift idly around a deadend town in the heart of South America, when an unlikely opportunity strikes. A freak accident has caused a fire at an American oil well, and the company is offering a lavish payday to anybody who can help. The only catch is that to earn that money, these four men will have to drive extremely volatile nitroglycerine across some of the most treacherous terrain imaginable. Those who survive will have enough to escape the purgatory in which they've found themselves, and those who don't won't care. At time of recording, it was ranked 202nd on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 178. Snatch - World Tour 2020, w/ When Irish Eyes Are Watching (#100) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:19:46

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Alex Towers and Sean Driver from When Irish Eyes Are Watching, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Guy Ritchie's Snatch. Two low-level grifters looking to buy a caravan from some Irish travellers. One international thief lying low in London after an Antwerp job. A former Soviet secret agent. A reliable Jewish fence and his American counterpart. A tough old gangland geezer who isn't used to not having things go his way. A diamond. A dog. And the chaos that ensues when all of these elements collide in the most unexpected of ways. At time of recording, it was ranked 100th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 177. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady On Fire) - This Just In (#226) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:20:32

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Aoife Barry, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair and Charlene Lydon, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Céline Sciamma's Portrait de la jeune fille en feu. Marianne is a portrait artist who is summoned to a remote island and assigned a strange task. The Contessa would task Marianne with preparing a portrait of her daughter Héloïse, which might be sent to a waiting suitor in Milan. There is just one complication; Héloïse has refused to sit for any portrait painter, and so Marianne must paint the young woman without her knowledge. However, as Marianne studies her subject more intensely, she finds herself more and more drawn to this isolated and lonely soul. At time of recording, it was ranked 226th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 176. Mou Gaan Dou (Infernal Affairs) - World Tour 2020 (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:37

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Alan Mak and Andrew Lou's Mou Gaan Dou. Trouble is brewing in Hong Kong. Crime boss Hon Sam has managed to evade the clutches of Superintendent Wong Chi-shing once too often. There can only be one explanation: Sam has a mole buried within the police department. However, as the police close in around him, Sam becomes convinced that Wong has is own embedded operative. What follows is a tense game of cat-and-mouse as the lines between cop and criminal - and self and other - blur At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database. NOTE: Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this episode will be the last one recorded in person for a little while.

 175. Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest) - This Just In/World Tour 2020 (#245) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:49

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Aine O'Connor, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Oriol Paulo's Contratiempo. On the eve of his trial for a murder that he insists he didn't commit, Barcelona business man Adrián Doria meets with trial expert Virginia Goodman. Virginia is there to help Doria explain how he might have woken up in a locked hotel room with the body of his mistress, but no memory of what happened. As the two pry further end further into the case, they become locked in a battle of wits that snakes and turns, where nothing is as it appears to be. At time of recording, it was ranked 245th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database. NOTE: Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this episode was recorded remotely.

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