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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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 99. Rang de Basanti - Indian Summer 2018 (#195) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:58:31

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Giovanna Rampazza and Babu Patel, 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, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This year, we are proud to announce Indian Summer, a fortnight looking at two of the Indian films on the list. We hope to make this an annual event. This year, we'll be covering Rajkumar Hirani's PK and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti. This week, we're discussing the second of those two films, Rang de Basanti. A documentary filmmaker Susan travels to India in order to produce a documentary about the daring Kakori Train Robbery in August 1925. While there, she strikes up a friendship with an unlikely group of listless young students who are looking for purpose and meaning within their own lives. At time of recording, it was ranked the 195th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 98. PK - Indian Summer 2018 (#--) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:25:23

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Giovanna Rampazza and Babu Patel, 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, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This year, we are proud to announce Indian Summer, a fortnight looking at two of the Indian films on the list. We hope to make this an annual event. This year, we'll be covering Rajkumar Hirani's PK and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti. This week, we're discussing the first of those two films, PK. In the middle of the desert, a mysterious stranger arrives from a far away land. When events conspire to strand the visitor in this strange land, he makes a desperate attempt to get home. Along the way, he asks tough and probing questions about the bizarre world in which he has found himself. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the Internet Movie Database.

 97. The Open House (-#58) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:46:28

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The Bottom 100 is a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast, a trip through some of the worst movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. The Bottom 100 is a special series of episodes that will be randomly interspaced with regular releases, covering the way in which the Internet Movie Database recently renovated their list of the worst movies ever made to include more populist fare. This time Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote’s The Open House.

 96. Paper Moon (#229) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:01:59

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. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Peter Bogdonavich’s Paper Moon. Mose is a two-bit hustle who is passing through town in time to visit a funeral for an old flame. While there, the woman's young daughter is thrown into his care. Mose immediately denies paternity of the precocious and intelligent young Adie, but the pair quick gel as they embark upon a string of hustles across Depression-era America. At time of recording, it was ranked the 229th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 95. Into the Wild (#182) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:03:12

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Jack Hodges, 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, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Sean Penn’s Into the Wild. Christopher McCandless abandoned a comfortable middle-class life in pursuit of something greater. His search would take him across the United States, impacting the lives of those he met along the way. His search would eventually lead him into the Alaskan wilderness. At time of recording, it was ranked the 180th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 94. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - This Just In (#166) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:06:46

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and with special guests Graham Day and Luke Dunne, This Just In is a subset of The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible - Fallout. At time of recording, it was ranked the 166th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 93. Reservoir Dogs (#76) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:25:02

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. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Following a disastrous botched jewellery heist, what remains of a criminal gang meets at an abandoned warehouse. Unsure of who to trust and unable to determine what went wrong, these violent men quickly turn on one another while navigating a complex web of shifting loyalties. At time of recording, it was ranked the 76th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 92. The Prestige (#49) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:30:10

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. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. On the cusp of the twentieth century, an obsession brews between two magicians. Alfred Borden and Robert Angier compete to surpass one another on the London stage; lives will be lost, illusions will be shattered, and reality itself might fray along the edges. At time of recording, it was ranked the 49th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 91. El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) (#136) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:43

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. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Juan José Campanella’s El secreto de sus ojos. Prompted by a desire to bring closure to an old case, retired detective Benjamín Espósito sets out to write a novel documenting his experiences during the turbulent seventies. Prying into his earlier investigation reawakens painful memories, and powerful emotions. At time of recording, it was ranked the 136th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 90. Incredibles 2 - This Just In (#183) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:04:14

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and with special guests Graham Day and Marianne Cassidy, This Just In is a subset of The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2. At time of recording, it was ranked the 183rd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 88. Back to the Future (#44) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:07:43

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Kieran Gillen, 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, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future. Marty McFly is just a regular teenager, until he finds himself thrown back in time to the mid-fifties. Accidentally disrupting the first meeting of his parents, Marty must reunite their teenage selves before he is erased from existence. At time of recording, it was ranked the 44th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 87. La battaglia di Algeri (Battle of Algiers) (#--) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:06:14

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. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Gillo Pontecorvo’s La battaglia di Algeri. Unfolding primarily between November 1954 and December 1957, La battaglia di Algeri follows the chaos in the streets of Aligers as revolutionary nationalist forces struggle against the control of the French colonial forces. At time of recording, it was not actually ranked on the Internet Movie Database, having dropped out between its selection as a film to be covered and the recording of the of the episode.

 86. Mister Smith Goes to Washington - Independence Day 2018 (#147) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:08:42

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. This time, an Independence Day treat. Frank Capra’s Mister Smith Goes to Washington. Local activist and unlikely politician Jefferson Smith finds himself appointed to represent his great state in the United States Senate. However, while trying to ensure a fair deal for his constituents, Smith soon finds his faith in democracy threatened as he figures out how the institutions actually work. At time of recording, it was ranked the 147th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 85. Forrest Gump (#12) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:08:00

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. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is an unremarkable man who has lived the most remarkable of lives, a feather caught in the breeze of history. From his childhood in Mississippi through the turbulence of the sixties and seventies, Forrest Gump lives a life that intersects repeatedly with the biggest moments of the twentieth century, having a profound and unspoken effect upon the course of history. At time of recording, it was ranked the 12th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 83. United Passions - World Cup 2018 (-#55) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:05:16

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Chris Lavery and Babu Patel, The Bottom 100 is a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast, a trip through some of the worst movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, to mark the launch of the World Cup 2018, Frédéric Auburtin’s United Passions.

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